Lisa Pegram is an acquisitions editor for Jaded Ibis Press. She is also a writer, literary publicist and arts integration specialist. Author of Cracked Calabash (Central Square Press) and Larry Neal Writers’ Award finalist, her poetry and essays have been published by Random House, Black Classic Press, L’Officiel, Atlas Obscura and The Independent, among others. As a developmental editor, she has worked with authors on books that span memoir/autobiographical fiction, creative nonfiction, food writing, and middle grade. As a literary publicist, her mission is to amplify the voices of writers from communities underrepresented in publishing. She served as DC WritersCorps program director for a decade and has taught creative writing at the college and postgraduate levels. She also has over 20 years of experience in literary program design for such organizations as the Smithsonian Institute, Corcoran Gallery of Art and National Geographic. Lisa completed her MFA at Lesley University and has an Executive Certification in Arts & Culture Strategies from UPenn. A Washington, DC native, she is currently based on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.
Vanessa Daunais is the production manager for Jaded Ibis Press. She is also an avid reader of just about anything. As the production manager, she does nine million things—the range expands even as you read this. She is a wearer of many hats (so far, she likes all of them!). She’s also worn a few hats at INGRAIN Magazine, Hidden Timber Books, and Onion River Press.
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