Writer #9617
Oregon City, OR
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11 Love Lists
65 Clients
176,000 Words
Editorial Intern (volunteer)
CALYX Journal, CALYX Inc. Corvallis, OR (Feb-Aug 2014)
Wrote acceptance and rejection letters, posted writing contests on websites with high traffic,
compiled monthly newsletter on MailChimp and sent to CALYX's email list serve.

Newsletter Editor
Grass Roots Books and Music, Corvallis, OR (Sept-Dec 2013)
Selected and edited literary reviews from Booklist and other review publications.
Seven issues, Oct. 31 -­- Dec. 5, 2013.

Editor in Chief, Fiction Editor (volunteer)
Unbound: UO's Official Literary Arts Magazine, Eugene, OR (Apr 2011-Jun 2013)
Discussed fiction submissions of 20 pages and under with co-­-editors to select pieces for
publication; organized fundraising for open mics and other events through bake sales, a
benefit concert at a club, and local sponsors; booked and paid for all event spaces and
advertising with our allotted University Senate funding; planned and led staff meetings;
hosted Open Mics on campus.

As Editor in Chief, two issues: Winter 2013 and Spring 2013.

As a Fiction Editor, four issues: Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Fall 2012.


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Summary of Industry Experience


Madeleine grew up reading historical fiction and young adult fiction, and now loves contemporary literature. She recently read Tao Lin's novel "Tai Pei," and is working on "The Oregon Experiment" by Keith Scribner. She enjoys entertainment journalism, such as the magazines Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly for their book, music and film reviews. She loves short story collections too, like those by Alice Munro.

Madeleine was paid to accompany a musical theatre production in college (and to tour elementary schools in the state with the same show.)


Madeleine joined the staff of a campus periodical her sophomore year of college. It's an online magazine that publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and poetry by students, for students, and is completely student-staffed; but it's also a group of young adults who love to read good literature. Often, they can write very well in their own right, and can appreciate what their fellow students compose, by evaluating the young writer's originality, proofreading, and command of craft.

She began as a Fiction Editor, and was Editor in Chief by her last two terms before graduation. These positions taught her how to advertise events to the student body, how to encourage students to submit to the magazine, and suggest that they read it and its website. In social media terms, this meant getting "likes" and shares for Facebook posts and event invites, composing emails to send out to potential submitters, donators, readers and event attendees on the mailing list, and figuring out how to use the Blackboard list serve through related departments like English, Creative Writing, and Allied Arts. Besides learning to advertise by writing, and mastering the practice of writing tactful acceptance or rejection letters to the many students who submitted work, Madeleine learned basic copyediting practices. Copyediting was a critical part of making this student-run publication as professional as possible.


Madeleine was an editorial intern for CALYX, Inc. A publishing company established by women in 1976, CALYX publishes books solely by female authors. Additionally, its periodical, CALYX Journal, is published twice a year, and features art, fiction, essays and poetry - again, by women only. As female authors represent only twenty-five percent of the writing published by small presses, CALYX is an important journal that discovers "new writers and artists and present[s] their work in an elegant format" (statistic and quote from CALYX's website, http://www.calyxpress.org.) Several acclaimed writers, Barbara Kingsolver among the number, were first published in CALYX Journal.

Madeleine was an intern for CALYX for approximately seven months in 2014. She had the opportunity to put together reminders about upcoming writing contest deadlines for the email list serve. Madeleine also attended fiction editorial board meetings for the upcoming journal issue.

Having taken a feminist literary criticism class in college, reading Plath's The Bell Jar and Hemingway's The Garden of Eden among others, and having lived life as a female, Madeleine has developed an understanding of the impossible standards society puts upon women. She jumped at the chance to intern for CALYX. She holds opportunities like participating in roller derby as crucial for women to let loose, be who they really are in a sport that comprises only other women (and from all walks,) see society's expectations for what they are, and turn them around to use as an advantage - but only when they are needed.


Madeleine took classical piano lessons from age five to age seventeen. She completed all ten levels of Oregon Music Teachers Association Syllabus, which means she is certified to teach lessons. She has taught a few lessons to one seven-year-old student. In high school, she was the volunteer accompanist for the largest choir for a semester, and was paid to accompany a musical theatre production in college (and to tour elementary schools in the state with the same show.)

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