leslie jill patterson editor
Leslie Jill Patterson founded IHLR in 1999. Her prose has appeared or is forth-coming in The Rumpus, Hunger Mountain, Hotel Amerika, Gulf Coast, Baltimore Review, Colorado Review, Prime Number Magazine, under the gum tree, Brevity, and Bring the Noise: the best pop culture essays from Barrelhouse, among others. Her awards include two Kimmel-Harding Nelson residencies; a Texas Commission on the Arts fellowship; an Embrey Human Rights Fellowship; the Everett Southwest Literary Award (judged by Lee K. Abbott); a Soros Justice Fellowship, funded by the Open Society Foundations in New York; the Prime Number Magazine Prize for Fiction (judged by David Jauss); the Richard J. Margolis Award for Social Justice Writing; and a Pushcart Prize. Since 2009, she has also worked as the case storyteller for public defenders representing indigent men and women charged with capital murder and facing the death penalty in Texas.
katie cortese assT editor | fiction editor
Katie Cortese’s fiction has earned prizes from River Styx, Silk Road, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. Other awards include a Kingsbury Fellowship, a Tennessee Williams scholarship to attend the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and a month-long residency at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy. Her collection of flash fiction, Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories (ELJ Publications), was released in the fall of 2015, and her collection of short fiction, Make Way for Her: And Other Stories, was published by University Press of Kentucky in February 2018. Additionally, her work recently appeared in Gulf Coast, Third Coast, Carve Magazine, Passages North, and BOOTH, among other journals. From 2010-2013, she served as the editor-in-chief of The Southeast Review.
geffrey davis poetry editor
Geffrey Davis is the author of Night Angler (BOA), recent winner of the 2018 James Laughlin Award. His first collection, Revising the Storm (BOA, 2014), won the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize and was a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist. Davis’s honors include the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the NEA, and The Whiting Foundation. He has recent work published in The Massachusetts Review, New England Review, The New York Times Magazine, PBS NewsHour, and Ploughshares. Davis is currently a faculty member in the MFA program at the University of Arkansas, and in the summer of 2018, he joined the low-res MFA faculty at The Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.
elena passarello nonfiction editor
Elena Passarello is an actor, a writer, and the recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award. Her essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world have been published in Oxford American, Slate, Creative Nonfiction, and The Iowa Review, among other publications, as well as in the 2015 anthologies Cat is Art Spelled Wrong and After Montaigne. Her first essay collection, Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande), won the gold medal for nonfiction at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards and was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award. Sarabande will publish her second collection, Animals Strike Curious Poses, in February 2017. Passarello is a faculty member in the MFA program at Oregon State University.
meghan e. giles SR.. managing editor
Meghan E. Giles is a Ph.D. student at Texas Tech. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cimarron Review, Hayden's Ferry Review Online, South Dakota Review, Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry, and elsewhere.
jennifer buentello managing editor
Jennifer Buentello is a writer, teacher, and translator. She serves as managing editor of Iron Horse Literary Review. Her stories, essays, and translations have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Texas Review, Los Angeles Review, Newfound, and elsewhere. Jennifer currently pursues her PhD at Texas Tech University.
valerie wayson managing editor
Valerie Wayson is a writer and teacher who's taught in Madagascar, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Texas. She holds an MFA from Georgia College and is pursuing a PhD at Texas Tech University.
associate editors: Timilehin Alake, Jasmine Bailey, Caleb Braun, Emma Brousseau, Nathaniel Brown, William Brown, Andrew Gillis, Jacob Hall, Katherine Jackson, Maeve Kirk, Jesse Lawhead, Brook Mc- Clurg, William Littlejohn-Oram, Zachary Ostraff, D Patterson, Matthew Porto, Catherine Ragsdale, Sara Ryan, Kate Simonian, and Peter Vertacnik.