About NELLE

NELLE celebrates and publishes the best, most innovative writing by women. The journal is a UAB publication staffed by faculty and students and funded by the English Department and the College of Arts and Sciences. It was founded by Linda Frost in 2001 under the title poemmemoirstory, and edited by Kerry Madden from 2010-2017. The journal was renamed NELLE for its 2018 issue edited by Lauren Slaughter.

Past contributors include Erica Dawson, Wandajune Bishop-Towle, Bryn Chancellor, Naoko Fujimoto, Dorothy Allison, Carrie Jerrell, Patricia Brieschke, Edwidge Danticat, Jennifer Horne, Leslie Nipkow, Carys Brays, Li Yun Alvarado, Irene Latham, Tara Isom, Christina Nettles, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Molly Peacock, Heather Dundas, Cynthia Ryan, Lucia Perillo, Sonia Sanchez, Diana Wagman, and Natasha Trethewey.


NELLE  STAFF

Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief

Lauren Goodwin Slaughter is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers' Conference, and author of the poetry collection, a lesson in smallness. Recent fiction, poetry, and essays appear or are forthcoming in New South, BULL; Men’s Fiction, Pleiades, 32 Poems, Kenyon Review Online, ONE, and Carolina Quarterly. She is an assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Find her online at www.laurenslaughter.com.
Managing Editor

Managing Editor

Anamaria Santiago writes, cooks, knits, advocates, and occasionally protests in Birmingham. She teaches first-year composition and sophomore literature surveys at UAB. She loves being in the garden or woods, reclaiming domestic handiwork or low art, and sharing her love of vegetarian cuisine on her blog, Heart of Pixie.
Nonfiction Editor

Nonfiction Editor

Emily Krawczyk is the founder of the online publication The Laughing Lesbian, a platform for the LGBTQ community. She is the nonfiction editor of UAB's NELLE (previously PMS) and cast member of Listen To Your Mother Birmingham 2016, where her personal work in nonfiction was turned into spoken word. She is a UAB graduate and works as a freelance editor and writer.
Poetry Editor

Poetry Editor

Halley Cotton is the poetry editor for NELLE. She has been on staff with University of Alabama at Birmingham literary publications, including the Birmingham Poetry Review and PoemMemoirStory, since Fall 2011. After completing her M.A. in English at UAB, she decided to stay on and teach at her Alma Mater. Among other things, she is an avid outdoors person, freelance writer/editor, craftsman, and Birmingham enthusiast.

Assis­tant Edi­tors

Chase Coats, Meagan Belflower, Garrett Odom, Cheyenne Taylor, Nichole Shanace, Kathleen Kryger, Kristy Burkart, Elizabeth McAllister, Scot Langland