Katherine Hoerth, MFA

Katherine Hoerth is the author of four full-length poetry collections, including her latest, Flare Stacks in Full Bloom (Texas Review Press, 2022). She won the Helen C. Smith Award from the Texas Institute of Letters in 2014 and the Poetry of the Plains Prize from North Dakota State University Press in 2021. Her work has been published in numerous journals including Literary Imagination (Oxford University Press), Southwestern American Literature, and Valparaiso Review. She teaches creative writing and literature at Lamar University.

Managing Editor

Theresa Ener, M.A.

Theresa Ener graduated from Lamar University with a B.A. and an M.A. in English. She served as an intern with Lamar University Literary Press both as an undergrad and a grad student. In the fall of 2019, she joined Lamar University as a full-time instructor of English and the managing editor of LULP. She also serves as Faculty Managing Editor for Pulse, Lamar’s student literary magazine, and as Editorial Assistant for Review of Texas Books. Her poetry and short fiction have been published in Pulse, Poetry from Texas College Students, Fiction from Texas College Students, and Texas’s Best Emerging Poets (2017 and 2019 editions).

Founding Editor

Jerry Craven, Ph.D.

Jerry Craven has served as editor for four university and small literary presses. Co-founder of Amarillo Bay, he has been general editor of that literary journal for 19 years. He taught literature courses for six universities in three countries, retired from teaching after 40 years, and began a career in publishing. Currently he is press director for for Ink Brush Press. A writer of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, Dr. Craven has published 28 books and numerous poems, stories, and essays in journals and anthologies. His personal website gives more information about his writing, teaching, and editing:

Volunteer Editors

Rebecca Balcarcel: creative nonfiction, Hispanic literature, and poetry.
Rebecca Balcarcel is a poet, teacher, and editor.

Daniel Bartlett: fiction, general nonfiction.
Dr. Bartlett is an instructor of writing and literature at Lamar University.

Casey L. Ford: web content editor.
Casey Ford is a poet, teacher, editor, and director of the Lamar University Writing Center.

Richard Moseley: fiction.
Dr. Moseley, Professor Emeritus at West Texas A&M University, has served since 1999 as fiction editor for Amarillo Bay.

Michael Sanchez: art editor, fiction, and general nonfiction.
A professional with print and graphics, Michael Sanchez is a talented artist and book designer.

Robert Whitsitt: technical advisor, editor, fiction, and drama.
Bob Whitsitt is the publisher of the critically acclaimed literary e-zine Amarillo Bay, which has come out quarterly since 1999. It has subscribers in 27 states and nine foreign countries.

Mallory Young: women’s/feminist/postfeminist literature, film, and popular culture.
Dr. Young, a professor at Tarleton State University, is a scholar, teacher, and writer.

Associate Editors/Interns

Paola Brinkley
Arwin Burkett
Elizabeth C. Sanderson
Rachel Klauss
Michelle Lansdale
Chelsea McAuley
Amy E. Morgan
Heather Odom
Christine Osborne
Crystal Smith
Reilly Smith
DJ Valdez
Carol Weishampel