Sunday, August 28, 2016

Meet Assistant Poetry Editor Linda Malnack

Hi! My name is Linda Malnack and I’m the new Associate Editor for Crab Creek Review. I was recently—happily—recruited by Martha Silano to assist with all things poetry. Here’s a little bit about me. I graduated from University of Washington with a B.A. in English in 1981 and in 1995 I returned and earned a Certificate in Advanced Poetry Writing. After the program I was invited to co-edit one of the first on-line poetry journals, Switched-on Gutenberg, which I’ve co-edited for nearly 20 years.

I’ve published poems in many journals, including Amherst Review, Blackbird, the Seattle Review, and Ruminate, and my chapbook, Bone Beads, was published by Paper Boat Press in 1997. I won a William Stafford Award in 1998, a Willow Springs Poetry Award in 2000, and a Writers Award from The Nassau Review in 2014. My second chapbook, 21 Boxes, will be published by Dancing Girl Press at the end of 2016.

 I feel like every writer, no matter how long they’ve been writing, faces the same blank page every time they start writing. With that in mind, I take classes to gain new insights into how to begin (again). I’ve taken classes at Hugo House over the years and attended many conferences and workshops, including Centrum Writers Conference (Port Townsend), Tomales Bay Writers Workshop (California), Glen Workshop East (Massachusetts), Writer Island Workshop (Orcas Island), and Bread Loaf (Vermont). 

Our fall open reading period is just around the corner, and I look forward to reading your work! Learn more about me at