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Gretchen Marquette Named New Executive Editor of Runestone

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Gretchen Marquette, CWP adjunct faculty member, has been named as the new Executive Editor for the Creative Writing Programs' online undergraduate literary journal, Runestone Literary Journal. Her first volume of the journal will be Volume 4, launching in spring 2018.

May Day, published by Gretchen with Graywolf Press in 2016, was a 2017 Minnesota Book Award finalist in poetry. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, Tin House, TriQuarterly, Paper Darts and other journals. While a graduate student at Hamline, Gretchen served as the assistant poetry editor for Water~Stone Review, and has been a first reader for the National Poetry Series. Gretchen is a 2014 recipient of a Minnesota Emerging Writer Grant through the Loft Literary Center. She lives in the Powderhorn neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

Founded by BFA/MFA faculty member Katrina Vandenberg, Runestone is a national online literary annual compiled and edited by BFA students in the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University. Featuring the best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from undergraduate students around the country, Runestone’s editorial process takes place each spring during our upper-level undergraduate course “Introduction to Literary Publishing: Runestone.” The class is a collaborative effort among its faculty-editor; two associate editors, both graduate students in our MFA program; and an undergraduate student editorial board. This innovative teaching model is adapted from the process our MFA in Creative Writing program uses to publish our national award-winning and visually stunning journal, Water~Stone Review.

We welcome Gretchen to this new role and look forward to her exciting work with Runestone!