Board of Directors

Susan Isaacs


Celia H. Currin

Founder and CEO

Paul J. Vidich

Media Consultant/Independent Director

Helen Macioce

Former President (retired)
Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Company
Amy Berkower

Writers House, LLC

Allison J. Davis

Director of Communications
The Jackie Robinson Foundation

Maureen Mahon Egen

Former Deputy Chairman and Publisher (retired)
Hachette Book Group 

Elliot Figman

Executive Director
Poets & Writers, Inc.

Jane Friedman

CEO and Co-Founder
Open Road Integrated Media

Karin Grafstrom

Market Research Manager
Metropolitan Museum of Art

John W. Holman, Jr.

HHR Asset Management, LLC

Ellen R. Joseph Attorney/Partner (retired)
Kaye Scholer, LLP
J. Alan Kahn

Editor at Large
Sterling Publishing

Willys Schneider Kals

Kaye Scholer, LLP



Michael Pietsch

Hachette Book Group

Theodore C. Rogers

American Industrial Partners Mgt. Co.
Private Equity Investments

Eric Simonoff

Literary Agent
William Morris Endeavor 

Robin B. Smith

Publishers Clearing House

Nicholas J. Vergoth

Senior Vice President,
Sales and Marketing
Lake Book Manufacturing, Inc.

Galen Williams

Founder, Poets & Writers, Inc.
Landscape Gardener
Galen Williams Landscape Design, Inc.

Victoria Wilson

Senior Editor, Vice President, and Associate Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.


Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.


Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.