Founding Editor
Sena Jeter Naslund, Ph.D., M.A., U of Iowa, is the author of the critically-acclaimed, national-bestselling novels Ahab’s WifeFour SpiritsAbundance: a Novel of Marie-Antoinette, and six others. Naslund served as the first director of creative writing at the U of Louisville, where, in 1976, she and students launched The Louisville Review, and where she was awarded the first Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as the university-wide President’s Award for Creative Activity; she also served as founding Program Director of the Spalding MFA in Writing, 2001-2017. She continues as Editor of the independent TLR and its book press, Fleur-de-Lis. Naslund has taught at the U of Montana, U of Indiana-Bloomington, and Vermont College, and has held Distinguished Visiting Professor positions at the U of Alabama-Huntsville and at Montevallo U. A recipient of writing grants from the NEA, the KY Arts Council, the KY Women Writers’ Assoc., and of the Harper Lee Award and the Hall Waters Southern Prize, Naslund has been initiated into the Writers Hall of Fame in both Alabama and Kentucky, where she also served as KY Poet Laureate. A graduate of Birmingham-Southern College where she won the B.B. Comer Medal in English, she was recently recognized as a distinguished alum.

Associate Editor
Flora K. Schildknecht, Ph.D., M.F.A, has served as Associate Editor since 2020. Before joining TLR and Fleur-de-Lis as Associate Editor, Schildknecht’s debut collection, Megafauna: Stories and Screenplay, was published by Fleur-de-Lis Press in 2018. The title story of the collection has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her fiction has appeared in Sisyphus, 2nd and Church, The Chaffin JournalThe Louisville Review, and the Anthology Food, Migration, and Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story. Her essays have appeared in The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, The Harold Pinter Review, and other journals. From 2016-2022, she served as an instructor Bellarmine University where she taught courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and literature. Schildknecht is a graduate of Spalding University’s Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing where she studied fiction and dramatic writing, and she earned a doctorate in Comparative Humanities at the University of Louisville, where she currently teaches courses in humanities.

Managing Editor
Amy Foos Kapoor, M.F.A., is a children’s book author, television and digital media producer, and event coordinator for the annual reading series “Voice and Vision: Presented by Spalding University’s School of Writing, The Louisville Review and 21c” in Louisville. She earned an M.F.A. from Spalding University’s Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing, where she studied writing for children and young adults.

Genre Guest Editors
The Guest Poetry and Fiction Editors change with each issue. 
In recent years acclaimed poets and authors have served as guest editors, including Kentucky Poet Laureates Crystal Wilkinson, Maureen Morehead, Frederick Smock, and Frank X Walker, and Montana Poet Laureate Greg Pape. 

Cornerstone Editor
Betsy Woods, M.F.A, serves as Editor for Cornerstone, TLR’s showcase original poetry from young writers in the U.S. and beyond. Her novel, Strong Moon Tonight, is forthcoming from TouchPoint Press. Her work has appeared in The Louisville Review, The New Orleans Review, The Trunk, Alive Now, Literally Stories, The Times-Picayune, ACRES USA, Sophisticated Woman, Citizen’s Together, The Burningword Literary Journal, the Children's Literature Association, and others. Woods has served as a writer and researcher for The Louis Armstrong House Museum, and she is writer-in-residence at The Waldorf School of New Orleans. She is a graduate of Spalding University’s Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing. New Orleans is her home, she grew up on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and on the edge of Doubloon Bayou where she listened to alligators bark. She shares a rooted heritage with the wetlands. They intermingle in her, like lily pad roots.

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