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.

Assistant Managing Editor

Assistant Managing Editor

Mandy Riggs is studying English with a concentration in creative writing. She particularly enjoys writing children’s fiction and creative nonfiction. She has won a Grace Lindsley Waits Scholarship for her creative nonfiction. Mandy enjoys storytelling and is fascinated by the power of stories. She is passionate about mental health and hopes to give a voice to the vulnerable.

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

Halley Cotton is the 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

Shelly Cato, Kristin Entler, William Jeter, Caitlin Foote, Regan Green, Hannah Magnuson, Mandy Riggs