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 the Editor since 2007.
Managing Editor 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 and became managing editor in 2015. Her favorite Raymond Carver story is "Viewfinder."
Senior 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.
Junior Fiction Editor Claire Schadler
Claire is an ESL teacher living in Oaxaca, Mexico with her husband. She is a graduate of Bard College and the Monterey Institute. She began as a reader for Carve in January 2015 and became Junior Fiction Editor in January 2016.
Poetry Editor Ellie Francis Douglass
Ellie Francis Douglass holds an MFA from Oregon State University. Her poems have been published in the Missouri Review Online, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and others. You can learn more about her on her website, EllieFrancisDouglass.com, or follow her on twitter, @elliefdouglass.
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.
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.