Meet the Staff

FOUNDER / MANAGING EDITOR

Heather Lefebvre got into the editorial business through her desire to write and read good literature.  She founded Broad! in 2011, inspired by VIDA and their efforts to act as spokespeople for women’s writing. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Story|Houston, The Sycamore Review, The Rumpus Readers’ Report, and others.  Heather is currently pursuing an MFA in fiction at Texas State University, where she serves as a managing editor of Front PorchWhen she’s not working on her novel, she likes to bake bread. Find her here or @lefavor.

PROSE EDITOR

kendra swing picKendra Fortmeyer writes and teaches (often barefoot) in Austin, TX.  She received her MFA in fiction from UT Austin, where she worked as an associate fiction editor for Bat City Review. She has written a magic realist novel about girls and their bodies, and has work in The Toast, [PANK], smoking glue gun, apt, MonkeybicycleJuked, Forge, Corium100 Word Story and elsewhere. Get in touch or follow her on Twitter @kendraffe.

POETRY EDITOR

T.R. Benedict is a recent college grad and general disaster in Bellingham, Washington. Some things she appreciates are podcasts, poetry readings, really nice ballpoint pens, feminism, snail-mail letters, caffeine, and her cat.

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

New_yearsCorinne Elysse Adams is a story collector, writer, songstress, and teacher who currently lives and grows lots of veggies in Austin, Texas. She has lived and traveled around the world, collecting stories and studying folk writing and musical traditions in India, Ladakh, Japan, Ireland, Scotland, and all around the States.  Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Confrontation, The Grey Sparrow, and Alimentum, and was a recipient of a 2009 Dorothy Sargent-Rosenberg poetry prize.

Hannah Baker-Siroty was born in Massachusetts, and currently lives with her wife in Arlington.  She has studied writing at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Trinity College-Dublin, and Sarah Lawrence College.  A former poetry fellow at The Writers’ Room of Boston and The Vermont Studio Center, she was recently a featured reader in the Boston’s Best U35 Reading Series.  Currently, Hannah teaches writing at Pine Manor College and is working on her second book of poems—about vice-presidents.  Her first book, Odd of the Ordinary, is awaiting publication. You can find out more about Hannah at www.poetrying.com.

Brittany Goss thinks words are great. She is excited to be a part of Broad! because editing a gentlelady’s magazine connects two of her biggest passions: feminist activism and contemporary literature. Brittany has an MFA in fiction from Colorado State University and has published work in several small literary magazines. Sometimes when she feels like it she also blogs over here.

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