Call for Editors: Nonfiction, Short Story, and Reviews

Coffin Bell is in need of three new editors: a nonfiction editor, a short story editor, and a review editor. The duties and descriptions of these positions are as follows:

Nonfiction Editor: The Nonfiction Editor is responsible for reading all submissions in the Creative Nonfiction and Essay / Short Criticism categories, leaving comments on each submission, and casting votes via Submittable. Creative Nonfiction submissions have a turnaround time of eight weeks, whereas we allow three months to respond to Essay / Short Criticism submissions. Some social media posting required.

Short Story Editor: The Short Story Editor is responsible for reading 10-15 short stories per week, leaving comments on each submission, and casting a vote using Submittable. Some social media posting required.

Review EditorThe Review Editor is responsible for reading all Book Review submissions and casting votes via Submittable. Also, the Review Editor will read and review one book per month for the Coffin Bell blog. Some social media posting required.

Do you think any of the positions would be a good fit? If so, please send an email with resume attached to, with the position you are applying for in the subject line. In the body of the email, please explain why you would like to come aboard as a Coffin Bell editor.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet Features Editor Cooper Anderson!

Coffin Bell is proud to pass along this great video interview of Features Editor Cooper Anderson!

Meet Cooper Anderson, a talented author from Durham, North Carolina. A voracious reader from childhood, Coop discovered his love for writing in college – although he didn’t pursue a literary career right away. After a year of working a corporate job, Coop did the unthinkable: he walked away and risked it all to follow his true passion. Years later, he hasn’t looked back. Watch and discover why, in Coop’s words, “Writing is my life.”

Welcome new Designer to Masthead!


Coffin Bell is thrilled to welcome Lindsey Turner to the masthead! Lindsey is an art director, writer, and photographer in Nashville. She lives with her husband, son, and dog. She still hasn’t figured out what she wants to be when she grows up, but she’s having fun anyway.

Lindsey is joining the masthead as our designer. She is the photographer behind the cover art for Issue 1.3 and Issue 2.2 (MAGIC). She is the author who penned the CNF piece, “The Handoff,” which appears in Issue 1.3. And she is doing the book design for our upcoming print anthology Coffin Bell: One.

Like her style? Many of her dark photographs are available for sale in her Etsy shop! Partial proceeds of sales of these prints go toward funding Coffin Bell‘s operations.

Look for more of her photography and design around the web site and in future issues. Lindsey blogs every now and again at and wastes more time than is wise on Twitter: @tindseylurner.

Welcome new Short Story Editors!

Tiana Coven

Tiana Coven is a Florida native with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from The University of South Florida. While earning her degree, she sought out to study literature which revealed how race, gender, and sexuality collide in society. She enjoys writing both science and speculative fiction, among other genres, in her spare time and never leaves the house without a book in her bag.


Stacia Rogan is an editor and writer living in Alexandria, Virginia. After leaving a career in technology, she studied editing and marketing at UC Berkeley and began pursuing more creative paths. Stacia’s short stories often involve unlikable characters and ambiguous endings that leave her readers feeling unsettled.

Coffin Bell is thrilled to have Tiana and Stacia on the masthead!

Welcome New Editorial Staff!

We now have enough applicants for our Short Story Editor, and thank everyone who applied. We will be announcing the results of that search soon, but in the meantime, Coffin Bell would like to welcome new Assistant Editor Matthew Dube, and new Features / Blog Editor Cooper Anderson! We’re thrilled to have them on the Coffin Bell masthead and look forward to working with them in the future!

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Matthew Dube


Self Portrait
Cooper Anderson