Steve Woodward

Steve Woodward is an editor at Graywolf Press, where he has edited books of literary fiction and nonfiction by authors including Anna Burns, Jamel Brinkley, Eliane Brum, Mark Doten, Daisy Johnson, Benjamin Percy, Susan Steinberg, Esmé Weijun Wang, and others. Authors he has worked with have won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and have been finalists for the National Book Award and the LA Times Book Prize. He has an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan and has taught at Sierra Nevada College's low-residency MFA program and at Macalester College. He has spoken about editing and publishing at AWP, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Loft Literary Center, StoryStudio Chicago, and other venues. He lives in Brooklyn Park, MN.

What I'm Looking For

Literary fiction, both novels and short story collections, with a distinct voice and style. In nonfiction: essay, memoir, longform narrative, and criticism.

Sample Titles

The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang
Milkman, Anna Burns
Machine, Susan Steinberg

Specializes In

FICTION: Literary Fiction, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION: Memoir, Narrative

OTHER SPECIALTIES: Essay Collections


FICTION: Family Saga, GLBT, Multi-Cultural

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, GLBT, Investigative Journalism, Multi-Cultural, Music, Nature/Ecology, Pop Culture