Willow Springs

Willow Springs was founded in 1977 as a literary magazine. By 2011, it had evolved into a literary organization: publishing a nationally recognized and award-winning journal, running an arts & culture blog, regularly updating a website with original interviews and author profiles, managing a $2,000 fiction prize, and acting as an active member of the literary community, locally and nationally.

As the 2010-2011 managing editor at Willow Springs, and 2009-2010 assistant managing editor, part of my duties included typesetting and laying out the magazine, designing magazine covers, and creating ads, broadsides, and promotional materials.

In addition to graphic design and desktop publishing duties, I was responsible for initiating organizational growth and managing the day-to-day operations.

The blog that launched halfway through my first year on staff had, 12 months later, already established an audience three times that of the 30+ year old magazine. In that same time period, I re-started abandoned social media accounts, growing Facebook friends from the hundreds to the thousands and Twitter followers from dozens to hundreds. I also launched all new accounts for them on Goodreads and Delicious.

Download the flash fiction broadside of "The Waves Were Low" by Kim Chinquee.

For more details of my work at Willow Springs, please download my resume or visit my profile on LinkedIn.

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