Founding Editor, HOBART
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's books include Worsted (Short Flight/Long Drive Books) and The Complete Gary Lutz (Tyrant Books). Twitter: @gariellelutz
Andrea Taylor is a Columbus, Ohio-based writer whose work is published in Roi Faineant Press, Allegory Ridge, Moist Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.
Danielle Chelosky is a writer with work in X-Ray and Muumuu House, as well as criticism in Observer and NPR. She has a book arriving on SF/LD in 2024 and runs the press The Waiting Room where she published her chapbook Cheat.
Mathias Mietzelfeld is an American original. His first book, the essay collection WHO KILLED MABEL FROST? (written under the pseudonym Miss Unity) will be published in 2024 by SF/LD Books.
Victor Glass was born in 1991.
Stephanie Yue Duhem
Stephanie Yue Duhem is a poet in Austin, TX.
Katie Frank likes turtles.
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 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
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.
Emma Burger is a writer and healthcare professional. Her debut novel is titled Spaghetti for Starving Girls. You can find her work in Hobart, Write or Die Magazine, and Black Lipstick, among other places, or at emmaburgerwrites.com.
Sheldon Lee Compton
Sheldon Lee Compton is a short story writer, novelist, prose poet, and editor. He is the author of four short story collections, three novels, a memoir, and a collection of poetry. He edits the Poverty House Collective and teaches in the MFA program at Concordia University, St. Paul.
Miles Marie (Nomadic Madam)
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.