Joanna Yas 91F

Joanna Yas

Joanna Yas has been a literary magazine editor in New York City for over two decades. She is the editor-in-chief of Washington Square Review, executive editor of West 10th, and literary editor of Stranger’s Guide (of which alum Kira Brunner Don 91F is co-founder and editor-in-chief). Joanna was the editor of Open City Magazine & Books for many years, and previously held positions at Ploughshares, Grand Street, and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is readings & special programs manager of the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she also teaches and directs the summer writing program. Her Div III was a collection of stories called A Man Screaming About Lamps; her Div II focused on creative writing, cultural studies, and photography.

Joanna shares advice for young writers: