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Aaron Burch
Founding Editor, HOBART


Elizabeth Ellen
Owner and Publisher of HOBART, Founder/Editor of Short Flight/Long Drive Books  

Elizabeth Ellen’s stories have been published in American Short Fiction, HARPER'S Magazine, Muumuu House, Joyland, and numerous other magzines and journals. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for her story "Teen Culture," and is the author of several books including the cult classics Fast Machine and Person/a. In 2024, Clash Books will publish her novel, American Thighs. Instagram: @shortflightlongdrive


Garielle Lutz
Contributing Editor

Garielle Lutz's books include Worsted (Short Flight/Long Drive Books) and The Complete Gary Lutz (Tyrant Books). Twitter: @gariellelutz


Andrea Taylor
Managing Editor

Andrea Taylor is a Columbus, Ohio-based writer whose work is published in Roi Faineant Press, Allegory Ridge, Moist Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Twitter: @minadre


Uzodinma Okehi
Associate Editor

Shadowy flight into the incomprehensible, sub-literary world of a dude, who does not exist: Over for Rockwell
House of Hunger
 (New Book!), available now.


Danielle Chelosky
Associate Editor

Danielle Chelosky is a writer with work in X-R-A-Y and Muumuu House, as well as criticism in Observer and NPR. She has a book arriving on SF/LD in 2023 and runs the press The Waiting Room where she published her chapbook Cheat


Miss Unity
Associate Editor

Miss Unity is the stage name of Mathias Todd Mietzelfeld, an American writer, singer-songwriter, and drag queen. His first book, the essay collection WHO KILLED MABEL FROST? will be published in 2023 by SF/LD Books. Twitter: @doyoumissunity


Victor Glass
Associate Editor

Victor Glass was born in 1991.


Stephanie Yue Duhem
Associate Editor

Stephanie Yue Duhem is a poet in Austin, TX. 


Katie Frank
Associate Editor

Katie Frank lives in Queens and has writing in Hobart, Muumuu House, and Spectra Poets. She hasn't written a book yet. Twitter: @slackenin


Anna Dorn
Associate Editor

Anna Dorn is the author of three books: Exalted (Unnamed Press, 2022), Bad Lawyer (Hachette Books, 2021), and Vagablonde (Unnamed Press, 2020). Twitter: @___adorn


Steven Arcieri
Associate Editor

Steven Arcieri is a writer/editor from Boston. His work has been featured in New York Tyrant, Hobart, The Nervous Breakdown, and Schuylkill Valley Journal. He runs a writing workshop for people sick of writing workshops called Kill All Your Friends. He’s also writing a serialized autobiographical novel called Decade. Twitter: @steven_arcieri. Instagram: @stevenarcieri


Jessica Almereyda
Associate Editor

Jessica Almereyda has work in Fence, Hotel and Juked, among others. Twitter: @jalmereyda Instagram: @jessicaalmereyda

Christian Bodney
Associate Editor

Christian Bodney lives in New York City. He won the 2022 CRAFT Creative Nonfiction Award and has work appearing in Hobart, Ninth Letter, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Miles Marie (Nomadic Madam)
Photography/Art Editor

Miles Marie is a conceptual and portrait photographer driven by the body and the stories we can tell about it through light. She is inspired by the collective of the femme and spectrum of individuals that encompass it. She continues to explore femme skin by all means necessary. Instagram: @nomadic_madam




Hobart was founded in 2001 by Aaron Burch. Initially, Hobart was a web journal, coedited by Mike McGowan. In 2002, Aaron expanded Hobart to include an annual print issue in addition to the website. In 2005, Elizabeth Ellen came on as a coeditor of the print journal. Web editors over the years have included Dorothy Chan, Doug Paul Case, Matt Bell, Jensen Beach, Elle Nash, Jac Jemc, Caleb Curtiss, Andrea Kneeland, Ben Gross, Brandi Wells, Matthew Simmons, and Elizabeth Ellen, among others.

Stories and essays from the website and print journal have frequently appeared in such compilations as O’Henry, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories, with Roxane Gay’s story “North Country” and Mike Meginnis’s story “Navigators” both from Hobart 12 featured in BASS in 2012.

Over the last fifteen years, Hobart has been a home for up and coming writers (and for some a first publication!) such as Lauren Groff, Blake Butler, Stephen Elliott, Mary Miller, Claire Vaye Watkins, Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, Tao Lin, Jac Jemc, Jeff Parker, Brian Allen Carr, Roxane Gay, and Lydia Conklin.

In 2006, Elizabeth Ellen founded the book division, Short Flight / Long Drive Books, which has published books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction by Michelle Orange, Mary Miller, Adam Novy, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Jess Stoner, Jason Phoebe Rusch, Chelsea Martin, Mira Gonzalez, Tao Lin, Uzodinma Okehi, Elizabeth Ellen, Garielle Lutz and Chloe Caldwell.

Recent Books

Dear Nico: the Diary of Elizabeth Ellen (Nov, 2018-Feb, 2020)

Elizabeth Ellen

 "It captures all the doubts, giddiness, confessional streaks, blabbiness, self-alarms, rationalizations, feigned equipoise, and instantly breakable resolves of a person freshly infatuated and likely in love."   -anonymous writer friend


Elle Nash

“Transgressive and immediate: you feel these stories shoot through and wrap around you.” 

             - Kyle F. Williams, Full Stop Magazine



Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily


Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.