A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Travis Kurowski, Ph.D.


  • B.A., English, Southern Oregon University (2003)
  • B.A., Theatre, Southern Oregon University (2003)
  • M.A., Fiction, The Center for Writers, University of Southern Mississippi (2006)
  • Ph.D., Fiction, The Center for Writers, University of Southern Mississippi (2009)


  • Editor-at-large, Story
  • Production Editor, Young Scholars in Writing
  • Faculty Advisor, The York Review


  • Fiction Writing
  • Poetry Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Literary Publishing
  • Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Research Interests

  • Creative writing
  • Contemporary literature
  • Publishing arts


  • Council of Literary Magazines and Presses Firecracker Award: Best Debut, 2015
  • Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal: Writing/Publishing, 2014
  • Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Honorable Mention: Anthologies, 2013

Recent Publications

  • “Art Nowhere Else: Thoughts on the Literary Magazine,” North American Review, July 30, 2019.
  • Co-editor, Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century, Milkweed Editions, 2016.
  • Literary MagNet, bimonthly column, Poets & Writers, 2012 - 2016
  • Editor, Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine, Atticus Books, 2013.