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A magazine of literary arts, faith and culture.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The climate of literary journals has long been dominated by the white male gaze, and Belmont Story Review is committed to publishing stories, poetry, and essays that are inclusive of a diversity of opinions and represent typically underrepresented populations.
Through our editorial discernment, we seek to accept work from typically under-represented groups, whether this is BIPOC, LGTBQIA, ELL or other writers, dreamers, and thinkers.
BELMONT STORY REVIEW STAFF
See below for our staffing roster
V7 Staff, V8 & V9 Co-M.E.
Sophie Slusher Belmont University 2023 graduate who majored in Publishing and minored in Music Business.
V8 Staff, V9 & V10 Co-M.E.
Journey Mathewson is a current senior at Belmont University studying Publishing and Journalism.
Sara Wigal is an Assistant Professor of Cinema, Television and Media and Director of Publishing at Belmont University. Wigal trained under literary agents, magazine editors, and a major publishing house’s marketing department, finally working in literary PR, beginning as an assistant and working her way up to a Senior Manager role. She has been published by Library Journal, The Tennessean, Publishers Weekly, Writer's Digest, The Chaffin Journal, Miracle Monocle, Variant Literature, and is a featured interview in the Writer’s Digest “Guide to Literary Agents” 2019 and 2020 editions. Her essay, “Manual Labor Man Cleanse” was a semi-finalist in the Sewanee Review Annual Nonfiction contest and later when published by Variant Lit received a 2021 Pushcart Prize nomination. Wigal is the Co-Chair for the Next Chapter Society which supports the programming made possible by the Nashville Public Library Foundation. She is the founder of the Nashville Publishing Meetup, which connects publishing professionals. When she doesn’t have a book in hand, you can find Wigal snuggling with her two dogs, dancing salsa, or doing DIY projects on her cottage home in East Nashville. She is a personal essay writer and an aspiring historical novelist. Find her on Instagram @shewritespirates and Twitter @sarawigal.
Volume VIII Editorial Staff
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