About Us

:: 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.

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Con­tact: poetryprosethought@gmail.com


:: 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 OnlineThe Geor­gia ReviewPrairie SchoonerCrazy­horse, 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 ReviewThe 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. 


Rachele Salvi­ni, Non­fic­tion Reader

Rachele Salvi­ni is an Ital­ian writer based in the Unit­ed States, where she is pur­su­ing a PhD in Eng­lish and Cre­ative Writ­ing at Okla­homa State Uni­ver­si­ty. She is a bilin­gual writer and trans­la­tor, and her sto­ries, essays, and trans­la­tions in Eng­lish have been pub­lished in Lunch Tick­et, Nec­es­sary Fic­tion, Mod­ern Poet­ry in Trans­la­tion, and oth­ers. One of her essays won the 2020 edi­tion of the Stir­ling Spoon con­test “Iden­ti­ty in Amer­i­ca.” At the moment she is trans­lat­ing and edit­ing a col­lec­tion of work by British and Amer­i­can authors, forth­com­ing in Italy by Digres­sioni Editore. 


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 Stud­iesEar­ly Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture, MELUSLit­er­a­ture 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 sto­rySouthTupe­lo Quar­ter­lyIron 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.