Steve Woodward hails from a Minnesota suburb near a bend of the upper Mississippi river. While he may spend an inordinate amount of time talking about his band and his writing on this site, he is also an editor at Graywolf Press, where he’s worked with writers like Fiona Maazel, Jon Raymond, Angela Palm, Daisy Johnson, Maud Casey, Justin Hocking, and Susan Steinberg.
Steve teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, and is editor and co-founder of Menagerie, an online magazine that focuses on hybrid forms. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan, and his writing has been recognized with a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and with Hopwood Awards in both fiction and nonfiction. He has spoken about publishing and independent presses at a number of conferences and venues, including AWP, the Loft Literary Center, the Flathead River Writers’ Conference, the University of Minnesota, and Writers at Work.