Meet the Externs

Carve is expanding rapidly and we’ve recruited some externs to help us out. Our externs will be assisting in everything from graphic design to blogging, and we’re so excited to have them join the Carve family. Now it’s time for you to get to know more about them and what they’ll be doing to help Carve grow. 

Marketing Manager: Michael Smith

Michael is a true cosmopolite, having studied or worked in England, France, South Korea and China. These days he works in B2C & B2B sales in Hartford, CT. He holds a BA in psychology from the University of Connecticut and an MA in international business with a focus in marketing from Hult International Business School.

As Marketing Manager, he’ll be helping build Carve’s literary brand, with a focus on helping the magazine gain greater recognition and build stronger ties with our fans, followers, and Premium Edition subscribers.


Education Programs: T.M. De Voss

T.M. De Vos is the author of The Dimestore World, a poetry collection from Patasola Press, and co-editor-in-chief of Gloom Cupboard. She is the recipient of a Summer Literary Seminars fellowship for the 2012 session in Vilnius, Lithuania, and a Cullman Center fellowship at the New York Public Library and was a semifinalist for both the 2012 Sozopol Fiction Seminars and the Paumanok Poetry Award. She is huge in Transnistria. 

As Education Programs Coordinator, T.M. will be instrumental in developing lesson plans for our Carve in the Classroom series and helping spread the word about the new program.


Blogger/Social Media: Ryan James

 Ryan James is a recent graduate of Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences, where he studied English and literary history. His work has appeared in Sphere Magazine, the university’s undergraduate journal of fiction and poetry. Franz Kafka, Haruki Murakami, and James Salter are amongst his favorite authors. In his spare time, he plays guitar in a loud rock band, and enjoys walks with his Brittany Spaniel, Jack.

As a Guest Blogger, he’ll become a regular fixture over the next few months right here on the blog, writing about literature, publishing, poetry, and more.


Blogger/Social Media: Jocelyn Sears

Jocelyn Sears is a northern California native currently residing in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is pursuing her MFA in poetry at the University of Virginia, where she teaches writing to undergraduates and edits Meridian.

As a Guest Blogger, she’ll become a regular fixture over the next few months right here on the blog, writing about literature, publishing, poetry, and more.


Jr. Graphic Designer: Christina Trester

Christina Trester is a senior Magazine Design student at the University of Missouri. She will graduate in May and move back to Dallas. She has had a passion for literary work her whole life.

As our Jr. Graphic Designer, she’s going to help keep Carve looking pretty! She’ll be designing various graphics for promotions, including contests, and she’ll help us design new features for our Premium Edition.


Jr. Anthology Editor: Suzanne Barnecut

Suzanne is a freelance writer living in San Francisco with her husband and daughter. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts and is at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.

As our Jr. Anthology Editor, Suzanne is working with us on our top-secret project to launch in 2014. Shhhh!

We’re happy to have everyone on board and look forward to working with them to help Carve grow. We’re still in the process of hiring a Podcast Coordinator and Event Planner, so check out our Careers page if you’re interested in joining our team.