:: 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 ::
Sean Cho A., Editor-in-Chief
Sean Cho A. is the author of “American Home” (Autumn House 2021) winner of the Autumn House Press chapbook contest. His work can be found in Copper Nickel, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Nashville Review, among others. Sean is a graduate of the MFA program at The University of California Irvine and a PhD Student at the University of Cincinnati. 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, Assistant Nonfiction Editor
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.
Christina Stoddard, Poetry Editor, 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
Tyler Mills, Founding/Consulting Editor
Tyler Mills is the author of City Scattered (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press 2022), Hawk Parable (Akron Poetry Prize, University of Akron Press 2019), Tongue Lyre (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), and co-author with Kendra DeColo of Low Budget Movie (Diode Editions Chapbook Prize, Diode Editions 2021). Her nonfiction manuscript-in-progress, The Bomb Cloud, recently received a Literature Grant from the Café Royal Foundation NYC. 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, River Teeth, and The Rumpus. She teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute, is a Founding/Consulting Editor of The Account, and lives in Brooklyn.
Brianna Noll, Founding/Consulting 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. Founding/Consulting 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 Maui.