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, Daisy Johnson, Esmé Weijun Wang, Mark Doten, Angela Palm, Benjamin Percy, Susan Steinberg, and others. Authors he has worked with have won the Man Booker Prize and been shortlisted for the National Book Award and the LA Times Book Prize. He has an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan and taught for five years in the in the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. He has spoken about editing and publishing at AWP, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Loft Literary Center, StoryStudio Chicago, and Writers @ Work, among other venues. He lives in Brooklyn Park, MN.

What I'm Looking For

Literary fiction and nonfiction. Interested in diverse, voice-driven work with a clear sense of style.

Sample Titles

The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang
A Lucky Man, Jamel Brinkley
Everything Under, Daisy Johnson

Specializes In

FICTION: Literary Fiction, Short Story Collections


OTHER SPECIALTIES: Essay Collections


FICTION: Family Saga, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Multi-Cultural

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