Welcome, welcome! - Ruminate Magazine

Welcome, welcome!

July 18, 2018 1 Comment

I’m excited today to introduce three new staff members: Amanda Hitpas, Rachel King, and Josh MacIvor-Andersen. We are so thrilled that these brave souls have thrown their hats into the ring, adding their strengths and talents to our team. 

Josh will be the lucky editor reading all of your submissions to our Readers' Notes column. Rachel is the editor behind the scenes making the magazine happen. And Amanda will be managing circulation and subscriptions, so if you have any questions or are wondering when your subscription expires, feel free to email Amanda: amanda@ruminatemagazine.org. 


Amanda Hitpas, Circulation and Publishing Manger: Amanda is a graduate from Colorado State University with a BS in business administration and a MS in microbiology. During her college career, she minored in English where she focused her time on creative writing. Her hobbies include hiking, gardening, writing, and playing piano. She currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband Nick, their two dogs Tanner and Max, and their parakeet Nestle.











Rachel King, Managing Editor: Rachel is a writer and editor who lives in her hometown, Portland, Oregon. Her fiction has appeared most recently in Flyway and is forthcoming later this month in One Story. Her poetry chapbook Between Work and Light is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. She has worked as an editorial and production assistant at West Virginia University Press and as a project editor at Perseus Books Group, and now serves as the managing editor for Ruminate, copyedits books, and works as an on-call library assistant. booksrachelking.com



Josh MacIvor-Andersen, Notes Editor: Josh is the author of the memoir On Heights & Hunger and editor of Rooted, The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction. His essays, reviews, and reportage have won numerous national awards and can be found in journals and magazines such as The Guardian, Normal School, Gulf Coast, Paris Review Daily, Fourth Genre, Arts and Letters, Sycamore Review, Sojourners, Geez, Ruminate, Rock and Sling, National Geographic/Glimpse, Diagram, The Drum, The Collagist, Garden and Gun, Memoir (and), New Millennium Writings, Our State, Prism, and The Northwest Review, among others. After five years as an assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University, and a more recent season mentoring graduate students online at the University of Arkansas-Monticello, he currently writes content for a variety of organizations and companies while helping to nurture Marquette’s creative economy through his efforts with Evolve Marquette, a subcommittee of the Chamber of Commerce working to build a thriving new economy fueled by collaboration, ingenuity, and creativity.

These three are wonderful, and we're so excited to have them on our team. I hope you'll join me in welcoming them to this beautiful community!







1 Response

Ben Jones
Ben Jones

July 20, 2018

Welcome and thanks for making Ruminate possible!

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