Author Susan Coll has joined the staff of Moment Magazine as fiction editor
Coll is the author of five novels, most recently The Stager, which was a New York Times and Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice
NEW YORK, NY — Moment Magazine, the award-winning home for reporting and analysis on Jewish religion, politics and culture, announced that Susan Coll has joined the staff as fiction editor. In her new role, Coll will be responsible for building upon the magazine’s long history of high quality fiction content, which has previously featured stories from, among others, Elie Wiesel, Edith Pearlman and Nicholas Delbanco. The position was formerly held by Moment and NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse, who passed away in 2015.
Coll is the author of five novels, most recently The Stager, which was a New York Times and Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, NPR, The Atlantic, and The Millions. She previously worked at Washington, DC’s Politics & Prose bookstore, overseeing events and programs, and is currently teaching an intensive, yearlong novel writing class at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD.
“We’re so thrilled that Susan will be joining Moment to help us publish amazing fiction writers,” said Moment Editor and Publisher Nadine Epstein. “We look forward to the unique literary expertise that she can bring to our team.”
Moment also publishes fiction by the winners of its annual Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Fiction Contest, run by Culture Editor Marilyn Cooper. Established in 2000, the contest encourages writers to submit stories related to Judaism or Jewish culture or history. Information about how to submit stories is available here. The 2017 winners and judges will be announced shortly. Previous judges have included Geraldine Brooks, Jami Attenberg, Alice Hoffman, Walter Mosley, Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Safran Foer, Anita Diamant and Erica Jong.
Coll joins a prize-winning all-female editorial team that includes Editor and Publisher Epstein; Opinion Editor Amy E. Schwartz, Pulitzer Prize nominee and a former Washington Post editorial page editor; Arts Editor Diane M. Bolz, former editor at Smithsonian Magazine; Deputy Editor Sarah Breger, winner of numerous writing awards, including the American Academy’s Best In-Depth Newswriting on Religion; Poetry Editor Faye Moskowitz, renowned poet, novelist and essayist; and Cooper, a Princeton-trained historian and poet.