The 2022 Editorial Fellow
March 3, 2022
"New voices and experiences are necessary to move literature forward."
We are delighted to announce Ruby Wang as the 2022 A Public Space Editorial Fellow. This March, she joins A Public Space for a nine-month fellowship that integrates mentorship, the opportunity for innovation, and hands-on training in all aspects of editing, from evaluating submissions through to publication of a piece.
"Given my experience as a voracious reader and one who has dedicated my academic career to the study of literature, I've formed the guiding belief that literature can enact tangible change in the world. It's because of this belief that I see a necessity to share new narratives—ones that are underrepresented or have not been heard before," she described her editorial vision.
The Editorial Fellowship at A Public Space was established with the support of the 2018 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize and in the belief that to realize true diversity in literature, there must be opportunities not only for the writers but also the editors. The program aims to support the next generation of editors who will create a more diverse and vibrant publishing community—culturally, aesthetically, economically—and to develop a framework for the art of editing, bridging tradition and evolution.
We are grateful to the generous donors who share our commitment to this mission, and helped to make possible the third year of the Editorial Fellowship. Thank you also to everyone who promoted and shared news of the program. Most of all, thank you to all of the applicants, whose talent and imagination give us hope for the future.
Ruby Wang will receive her MA in English and American literature from New York University this spring and is writing her thesis on Don Mee Choi's DMZ Colony. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is originally from Reno, Nevada.
"Once I thought that one could only write about things one adequately understood. But I do not wish to submit myself entirely to this assumption, as it becomes a definite way to silence myself. Why not give myself permission, instead?"
December 22, 2023 by Ruby Wang