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, and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is the author of the poetry collection, a lesson in smallness, which was a finalist for the Rousseau Prize for Literature and the Eric Hoffer Award in poetry. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in 32 Poems, Pleiades, Kenyon Review Online, Five Chapters, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Raleigh Review, and many other places. She is an assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Managing Editor

Managing Editor

Anamaria Santiago lives, writes, cooks, crafts, serves, and occasionally protests in Birmingham. She teaches freshman composition and sophomore literature courses at UAB.
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 currently finishing her degree at UAB and works as a freelance editor and writer.
Fiction Editor

Fiction Editor

Teresa Davis is the fiction section editor for NELLE. She has broad reading tastes, from Harry Potter to Hemingway, and writes stories to entertain her dogs and cats when she’s not reading and writing for classes. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in English in 2015, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in English at UAB.
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