:: Mission ::
The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought originated late one night. We were interested in the conversations that could arise when an account was paired with creative work. We imagined a journal where writers could offer such accounts beside their poems and prose, and where artists could offer the same pairing of work and aesthetic statement.
account = history, sketch, marker, repository of influences
An account of a specific work traces its arc—through texts and world—while giving voice to the artist’s approach. The literary/art market’s tidal wave can tend to engulf the maker’s account of the work. We believe that an account can restore the relationship between artist and aesthetic.
The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought encourages writers to submit work of any aesthetic. All work must be submitted with an account.
Our writers have won the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.
Interested in submitting work? Check out our guidelines.
:: Masthead ::
Tyler Mills, Founding Editor & Editor-in-Chief
Tyler Mills is the author of the poetry books Hawk Parable (Akron Poetry Prize, University of Akron Press 2019), and Tongue Lyre (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), the chapbook City Scattered (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press 2022), and co-author with Kendra DeColo of Low Budget Movie (Diode Editions Chapbook Prize, Diode Editions 2021). A poet and essayist, her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Believer, and Poetry, and her essays in AGNI, Brevity, Copper Nickel, and The Rumpus. She teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute, edits The Account, and lives in Brooklyn.
Brianna Noll, Founding Editor & Poetry Editor
Brianna Noll is the author of The Era of Discontent (Elixir Press, 2021), winner of the Elixir Press 20th Annual Poetry Award, and The Price of Scarlet (University Press of Kentucky, 2017), which was named one of the top poetry books of 2017 by the Chicago Review of Books. Co-founder and poetry editor of The Account, her poems and translations have appeared widely in journals, including the Kenyon Review Online, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, and Waxwing. She lives in Los Angeles.
Sean Cho A., Assistant Poetry Editor
Sean Cho A. is the author of “American” Home (Autumn House 2021) winner of the Autumn House Publishing chapbook contest. His work can be future found or ignored in Copper Nickel, Pleiades, The Penn Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Nashville Review, among others. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California Irvine. Find him @phlat_soda
Lyndsey Ellis, Fiction Editor
Lyndsey Ellis is the author of Bone Broth (Hidden Timber Books). She’s a fiction writer and essayist who’s passionate about intergenerational resilience in the Midwest. Her work has appeared in Catapult, Electric Literature, Joyland, Entropy, The Offing, Shondaland, Santa Monica Review, and Stockholm Review of Literature. Lyndsey was a recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s 2016 Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and 2018 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for her fiction. She’s also a prose editor for great weather for MEDIA and lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jennifer Hawe, Nonfiction Editor
Jennifer Hawe lives, writes, and sings in Chicago, Illinois. Her work has appeared in [out of nothing] and Subsystence. She is a graduate of the CalArts MFA program in Writing and Critical Studies. Her recent work on the writer as a figure for contemporary entrepreneurship was presented at the 2015 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture. Before joining The Account, Jennifer was an associate editor at Black Clock and the publications manager for the Honors College at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Sarah Sillin, Criticism Editor
Sarah Sillin is an assistant professor of English at Central Washington University, where she teaches a variety of courses in American literature and methods. Her scholarship centers on how nineteenth-century US writers deployed the language of feeling – from sympathy to humor –to define the nation’s place in the larger world. Her work appears in J19, theJournal of American Studies, Early American Literature, MELUS, Literature of the Early American Republic, the LA Review of Books Quarterly Journal, and the African-American Review. She is also a co-editor of the International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.
Christina Stoddard, Managing Editor & Publicist
Christina Stoddard is the author of Hive, which won the 2015 Brittingham Prize in Poetry (University of Wisconsin Press). Her work has appeared in storySouth, Tupelo Quarterly, Iron Horse Literary Review, DIAGRAM, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Christina lives in Nashville, TN where she is the managing editor of an economics and decision theory journal. Visit her online at www.christinastoddard.com and on Twitter at @belles_lettres.