:: 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, Editor-in-Chief
Tyler Mills is the author of Hawk Parable (winner of the Akron Poetry Prize, University of Akron Press 2019) and Tongue Lyre (winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), as well as The City Scattered (winner of the 2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award, forthcoming from Tupelo Press). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Believer, and Poetry, and her essays in AGNI, Copper Nickel, and The Rumpus. Her mixed media visual works have appeared in Poetry and Tupelo Quarterly
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.
Brianna Noll, Poetry Editor
Brianna Noll is the author of The Era of Discontent (Elixir Press, 2021) 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. She is poetry editor of The Account, which she helped found, and 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.
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.
We want to express our gratitude to Megan Milks, our former fiction editor, as they step down after four years with The Account. Megan has curated an engaging, powerful fiction section that we’re incredibly proud of.