I have big news, folks! Today I’d like to introduce you to our new Features Editor, Rebecca Moon Ruark.
I’ve wanted to add more “regular” content to the magazine for a while. I’ve probably been thinking about it since last summer. Darren and Leeta and I have talked about this with great enthusiasm, but because we were so busy, we never seemed to come up with any of this imagined content despite our good intentions.
Rebecca submitted a story to us back in November 2018 that we published in our February issue, called Scooter Kid. And then I started stalking her online (yes, I look at the links people send me). I started connecting Rebecca with this content idea. I thought about contacting her for a long time—since the end of last year, and she stayed stuck in my head, swirling around in there, so finally, I just asked her. “I have this idea,” I said, “and I keep thinking about you.”
I explained what I wanted to do, and she said yes!
So please welcome Rebecca. She’s going to manage adding new articles and reviews to the publication, and she’s going to write some of the features as well. Darren, Leeta, and I will contribute, and we’ve placed a call for submissions on Submittable for writers to contribute. This is all in development, so stay tuned.
Rebecca is also helping me read fiction & flash submissions when time allows.
Like Darren and I, Rebecca is a graduate of the VCU MFA program. Her short fiction has appeared in Sou’wester, Carve, Little Patuxent Review, Flock, Barren Magazine, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. You can hear her read her story, “Recruit,” on Flock‘s site. An Ohio native, Rebecca is at work on a novel and a collection of stories set in the Rust Belt and blogs as Rust Belt Girl.
We are certainly excited to have her come on board to help us expand PLM. Welcome to the PLM family, Rebecca!
Fiction & Nonfiction Editor