Matthew has attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and he graduated from UT Dallas. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas. He loves traveling and hates cold weather. His favorite authors are David Benioff, Aimee Bender, Amy Hempel, and of course, Raymond Carver. He has been publisher of Carve since 2007.
Editor-in-chief Anna Zumbahlen
Anna holds an MFA from the University of Montana and lives in Missoula, where she teaches poetry in the schools. She joined Carve as a reader in 2014, took on the role of managing editor in 2015, and became editor-in-chief in 2018. Her favorite Raymond Carver story is "Viewfinder."
Fiction Editor Rita Juster
Rita received an MFA in Fiction from Queens University of Charlotte in January 2010. Her short stories have appeared in her friends’ mailboxes and can be found in desk drawers and file cabinets throughout her home in Dallas. She also has an MBA from the University of Dallas. She has been a reader for Carve since 2010.
Nonfiction Editor Cameron Maynard
Cameron holds a MLitt from the University of Glasgow and has been teaching at Richland College since the beginning of 2013. He enjoys finding essays that explore new ideas in old terrains, and on occasion his own work can be found circling small outposts of the internet.
Poetry Editor Ana Cottle
Ana studied Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley with a concentration in Yiddish. She has lived in Uruguay and Argentina and speaks both Spanish and Yiddish fluently. She has edited and written for a number of publications, including books, newspapers, and online journals.
Associate Editor Zack Rybak
Zack Rybak was born and brought up in Reno, Nevada. He earned his MFA from the University of Montana, Missoula, where he also worked as a poetry editor for Cutbank. His poems have appeared in Mid-American Review and New England Review. His dog is named Wes.
Founding Editor Melvin Sterne
Melvin Sterne founded Carve in 2000 with the aid of a grant from the Mary Gates Foundation. Though he is no longer involved with operations of the magazine, we wanted to include him as a tribute to his work as Editor from 2000-2006. He served as guest judge for the 10th annual Raymond Carver Short Story Contest in 2009. He is the author of Zara, a novel that tells the story of an Indian prostitute who enlists the help of a stranger to earn her freedom. Available for purchase on Amazon or your local bookstore.