Lori A. May freelances with a variety of publications and is a frequent book reviewer for a number of venues. She especially enjoys writing about travel and road trips, and she has a soft spot for micro coffee roasters and indie bookshops.


Select Book Reviews
The Tulip-Flame by Chloe Honum. The Colorado Review
Cutting Room
by Sarah Pinder. The Kenyon Review
Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea by Renée Ashley. The Colorado Review 
This Will Be Difficult To Explain: And Other Stories
by Johanna Skibsrud. Portland Book Review
fault tree by kathryn l. pringle. The Colorado Review
Placeholder by Charmaine Cadeau. Los Angeles Review
The Fiddlehead journal. The Review Review
When This World Comes to an End
by Kate Cayley. The Toronto Review of Books
The Riots by Danielle Cadena Deulen. The Iowa Review
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Flash Nonfiction, editor Dinty W. Moore. New Orleans Review
Salt Hill Journal. The Review Review
But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram. Rattle
The Plath Cabinet by Catherine Bowman. Cerise Press
Beautiful in the Mouth by Keetje Kuipers. Gently Read Literature
Ruin and Beauty
by Deena Metzger. Rattle
Joy is so Exhausting by Susan Holbrook. CWILA
Then, Something by Patricia Fargnoli. Rattle

Select Articles for Writers
Off The Shelf (Simon & Schuster): Sit. Walk. Write. May 2016.
JaneFriedman.com. "Education in the Digital Age: The Low-Residency MFA." Dec 2013.

The Atlantic.
"The Norman Mailer Fan Who Became Norman Mailer's Editor." Oct 2013.
The Writer. "Bypass obstacles to traditional publication." March 2012.
Whidbey Alumni Association. "Nurturing Long-term Connections." July 2011.
The Writer. "Is a low-residency MFA right for you?" Jan 2011. [PDF]
Writer's Digest. "10 tips for making the most of the MFA experience." Sept 2010.
The Writer. "Get involved: Play an active part in the writing community." May 2010.
The Writer. "Boost your career with a low-residency MFA." April 2009. [PDF]

Select Travel Articles
The Historic Panama Hotel: A Seattle Cafe Treasure. Sprudge.
Harrah's Reno for a Northern Nevada Getaway. Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Farm to Table at Prestons in Vancouver BC's Coal Harbour. Hospitality 21.

Select Book & Journal Editing
Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction, co-edited with Danita Berg, MLM 2015.
Kaylie Jones Books (an Akashic Books imprint). Nonfiction Editor. 2013-present.
Poets' Quarterly. Founding Editor and Publisher. 2009-2014.
Creative Nonfiction. Copyediting & proofing online content for new website. 2012.
A New Red by Lana Hechtman Ayers. Pecan Grove Press. Copyeditor. 2010.
No Father Can Save Her by Julene Tripp Weaver. Plain View Press. Copyeditor. 2010.
Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered by Georgia Banks-Martin. Plain View Press. Copyeditor. 2010.
Marick Press. Managing Editor. 2009.

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