Director, Center for Literary Publishing



Director of the Center for Literary Publishing and Editor-in-Chief of Colorado Review.
B.A., English, Colorado State University
M.A., Communication Development, Colorado State University.

Stephanie G'Schwind began her career in publishing as a copyeditor for a curriculum company in Loveland, Colorado, then as senior production assistant at Indiana University Press. Currently the director of the Center for Literary Publishing, she also is editor-in-chief of Colorado Review, editor of the Colorado Prize for Poetry Series, and co-editor (with Dan Beachy-Quick, Camille Dungy, Donald Revell,and Kazim Ali) of the Mountain/West Poetry Series. She directs a publishing internship for graduate students and is also the faculty advisor for Greyrock Review, CSU's undergraduate literary journal. G'Schwind is the editor of two nonfiction anthologies: Man in the Moon: Essays on Fathers & Fatherhood and Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays (winner of the 2018 Colorado Book Award for Anthology).


  • E687C: Internship in Literary Editing (graduate level)

    The Center for Literary Publishing offers English department graduate students (in any concentration) the opportunity to assist in the operations of a small literary press. Each year the CLP publishes six books: three issues of Colorado Review and three collections of poetry. We also run a national poetry contest, the Colorado Prize for Poetry. Interns serve as readers for the nearly ten thousand manuscripts of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that we receive every academic year. Interns also have opportunities to copyedit, proofread, and typeset manuscripts; learn about book production and design; handle subscriptions and circulation; learn about marketing and social media techniques; and gain proficiency with current industry software (InDesign, PhotoShop, FileMaker, and Submittable). The internship is offered as a variable-credit course. Students may register for 1 to 5 credits, working 40 hours for each credit ( 3 hours a week for one credit, 6 for two credits, 9 for three credits, and so on). Interns must maintain regularly scheduled office hours.

  • E487B: Internship in Literary Editing (undergraduate level)

    Greyrock Review, the undergraduate literary journal of CSU, offers junior and senior English majors and minors the opportunity to work on all aspects of its annual publication. The magazine publishes an issue of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art each spring. During this yearlong unpaid internship, students learn the basics of publishing a literary journal. Interns attend a weekly in-person staff meeting with the Greyrock Review Graduate Advisor, completing tasks for the production of the journal outside of the scheduled meetings. Interns are responsible for soliciting submissions; selecting manuscripts; communicating with authors; editing, designing, and typesetting the journal; and planning, promoting, and hosting the release party at the end of the year.