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 author of the poetry collections, Spectacle (2022) and a lesson in smallness (2015). She is a NEA Fellow and also a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her fiction, poetry, and essays appear or are forthcoming in Harvard Review, Image, 32 Poems, Tupelo Quarterly, and Texas Review among many other places. She is an associate professor of English at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Find her online at www.laurenslaughter.com.

Managing Editor/Social Media Coordinator

Managing Editor/Social Media Coordinator

Ash Tippit writes young adult/children’s literature and poetry. Ash earned her M.A. in English, Creative Writing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her B.A. in English at Birmingham-Southern College. Her research interests include gender and sexuality studies, mental health, Marxist literary theory, ethnic studies, and environmentalism. She is currently developing her poetry portfolio and working on a Y.A. novel about a high school senior in Alabama who is realizing she is pansexual and has an anxiety disorder. Ash’s published works include the poems “Sunday,” “Science Class,” and “Her Frozen Chicken Thighs Remain” (Adelaide Literary Journal April 2021, Propertius Press, 2021) and “To Be a Dragon in 2020” (Adanna Literary Journal, Fall 2020), as well as her essay “On Oxygen” (Aura Literary Arts Review, April 2020). She also published two articles (via UAB: CAS News and 100 Days in Appalachia, 2021) detailing an interview she conducted with Ashley M. Jones, the Alabama Poet Laureate.

Fiction Editor

Fiction Editor

Angela Mitchell is the author of the story collection, Unnatural Habitats & Other Stories (WTAW Press). Her fiction has appeared in Colorado Review, New South, Carve, Midwestern Gothic, storySouth, and other journals. Her story, “Animal Lovers,” was awarded Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction; more recently, her work has been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2018 (Braddock Avenue Books). An eighth generation native of the Ozarks of southern Missouri, she now lives in St. Louis with her family.

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

Kristin Entler was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at six months old, and first came out as LGBT+ several years after her diabetes diagnosis at 12 years old. She currently serves as Poetry Editor for NELLE and lives with her service-dog-in-training, Azzie, whose name is short for the Greek god of medicine. Entler can be found in publications such as The Bitter Southerner, Hobart, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, and Poet Lore among others, as well as on twitter @findmycure.

Contributing Editor/Design & Production

Halley Cotton is the former poetry editor for NELLE. Her work has appeared in places such as The Greensboro Review, Poetry South, and Smokelong Quarterly, among others. She is the director for the SPARK Writing Festival and teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham when she’s not busy kayaking or finding four-leaf clovers.


Assistant Editors

Rachel Houghton, Jasmine Maye, Jace Rose, Laura Jane Stallo, Mary Johnson Butterworth, Sophia Isham, Ryann Grace Howard