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Book Jobs Not by the Book: Lena Valencia, Managing Editor at One Story

Lena Valencia is the managing editor of One Story. She has held positions at A Public Space and BOMB Magazine, and for three years hosted the HiFi Reading Series in Manhattan. Her writing has appeared in Joyland, BOMB, The Masters Review, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in Fiction from The New School. You can find her on Twitter at @lenavee. What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I worked at the independent bookstore Powerhouse Arena for four years, first as an events coordinator and […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Amy Gall, Program Manager at National Book Foundation

Amy Gall writes, creates, and sometimes sleeps in Brooklyn.  Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in PANK, Joyland, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Lambda Literary Review, among others. She earned her MFA in creative writing from The New School and is currently a Program Manager at The National Book Foundation.   What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it?   My first job out of college was working as executive assistant to Denis Kitchen.  He has several literary […]