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Redd Named Publicity Associate

The esteemed literary magazine, Prairie Schooner, is pleased to announce the hiring of James Redd as its new Publicity Associate! The position of Publicity Associate was recently created to promote the journal’s exciting new projects, such as the 2012 Creative Nonfiction Contest judged by Steven Church, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Prairie Schooner’s Glenna Luschei Endowed Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes says of Redd, “It is our good fortune to find someone who is a gifted writer, a talented and experienced musician, a savvy and witty thinker, and a man with an impressive work ethic. James Redd is a fantastic addition to our team.”

Holding an M.A. with an emphasis in creative writing from Mississippi State University and currently a third-year Ph.D. student in fiction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Redd takes over as Publicity Associate after a two-year tenure as an editorial assistant at the Schooner. His expertise in the promotion of musical acts, including touring, album production and publicity, will serve him well in the position.

Recently, Redd has served Prairie Schooner in innovative capacities, as he was invited to read, in his authentic Southern accent, Eudora Welty’s “The Whistle” for its digital project, and he was enlisted to write and present an ekphrastic song in response to Greg Hrbek’s book-prize-winning collection of short stories, Destroy All Monsters. In addition to his experience with PS, he served as an editor for the Jabberwock Review and Illuminations.

His writing was nominated for inclusion in Best New American Voices 2009, and he won Second place in the Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner award for the short story. His story "Visiting" is published in the Fall 2011 issue of Fifth Wednesday. Read the Winter 2011 issue of Parting Gifts to enjoy more of his work. He has just completed a book-length collection of poetry entitled A Man of God’s Own Heart and is writing a novel called Revival!

Please join us in welcoming James Redd as Prairie Schooner’s new Publicity Associate.