Editorial Work

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Michael Simms founding editor, 2014-present

With over 12,000 email subscribers, Vox Populi is an important daily source for poetry, personal essays, political articles, short films and humor. Regular contributors include Naomi Shihab Nye, Doug Anderson, Robert Wrigley, Abby Zimet, Danusha Lameris and George Yancy.

Note from the Editor Michael Simms’s Blog 

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Coal Hill Review

Michael Simms founding editor, 2007-2014 

As the online imprint of Autumn House Press, Coal Hill strives to further the press’s mission of publishing and promoting the work of excellent contemporary writers who have a following among readers, but whose work has been overlooked by commercial publishers. We seek to support and publish a wide range of diverse voices, as well as illuminate the talent of Pittsburgh writers. Our goal is to support and connect writers and allow their work to reach new audiences through the immediacy of online publishing.

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Michael Simms founding editor, 1998-2016

Autumn House Press is a nonprofit, literary publisher based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We publish full-length collections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.     

Michael Simms has been an editor for a number of literary publishers and magazines. Here are his most prominent successes: