Assistant Prof of Fiction Position

Fiction writers! Speculative writers! Writers with backgrounds in global indigenous and/or postcolonial literatures! My department at Western Washington University is hiring a long-form speculative fiction writer! Please help me spread the word, and consider applying yourself!


  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Sept 2020
  • quarter system teaching assignment: 2-2-2
  • courses in the undergrad creative writing, literature, and MFA programs
  • MFA or PhD required
  • primary expertise in long-form speculative fiction
  • experience in global indigenous literatures and/or postcolonial literatures (for example black speculative fiction, Latinx speculative fiction)
  • experience cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • secondary expertise in multigenre writing and/or creative nonfiction writing
  • demonstrated expertise in any area of historically marginalized writing

Benefits include proximity to ocean and mountains, deer wandering across campus, and all the weirdness of Portland and Seattle without the traffic. (Actual medical and dental benefits, too.)

Click the link below for more information, or contact me with questions!


Editing and Consulting

I’ve spent June reading manuscripts as a guest consultant for Black Lawrence Press, and as the month winds down, I’m reminded of how rewarding and enjoyable this work is. I love getting to know people through their writing, living with their books and characters for days or weeks at time, and analyzing how their manuscripts are put together and what revisions might open up even more doors–either to versions of the existing project, or to connected pieces that might become a whole (other) book! Summer is a great time for me to pour my heart into this kind of work, so if you have a story, essay, chapbook, collection, novel, or memoir that you’d like a new perspective on, check out my editing/consulting page. I’d love to take on more projects in the near future!