Creative Writing

Beth Staples

lecturer, assistant director of The Publishing Laboratory,
editor of Lookout Books, senior editor of Ecotone

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Beth StaplesBackground

MFA, Arizona State University, 2007
BA, LaSalle University, 2000

Beth Staples is the assistant director of The Publishing Laboratory, editor of Lookout Books, senior editor of Ecotone, and teaches Books & Publishing, Publishing Practicum, and Special Topics in Publishing. She joined the UNCW faculty from The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University where she managed the literary journal Hayden's Ferry Review and the Center's other publications from 2007 to 2012. She also served as an adjunct faculty member in the creative writing department at ASU, teaching intermediate fiction writing, advanced fiction writing, and forms of fiction. Her writing has appeared in Phoebe, the Portland Review, and on

Read an interview with Beth about editing on the Review Review.