ALLISON WRIGHT

A woman with brown hair in a red sweater smiling leans against a wall.

 

 

Allison Wright is the Executive Editor and Publisher of the Virginia Quarterly Review, the 2019 National Magazine Award winner for General Excellence. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, VQR, CNN, Popular Mechanics, the Texas Observer, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, and elsewhere. She teaches journalism at the University of Virginia, where she is an affiliate of the Center for Biomedical Ethics & Humanities. She is also a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Overseas Press Club. She holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Cultural criticism, creative nonfiction, reported essays, literary journalism, and short fiction.

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain, Leslie Jameson
Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
Kaitlyn Greenidge's critical essays
Enlightenment, William Pei Shih

WHAT WE LOOK FOR AT VQR

VQR publishes all types and lengths of poetry; short fiction from 2,500 to 8,000 words (we are generally not interested in romance or fantasy); and nonfiction from 3,500 to 9,000 words. We do not publish many interviews or memoirs.