Mark Drew has been with the Gettysburg Review since 1998, serving first as assistant editor and currently as editor. He earned his AA at Elgin Community College, BA at Knox College, and MFA in creative writing at the University of Alabama. While in Tuscaloosa, he received an Academy of American Poets Prize, served as managing editor and editor of the Black Warrior Review (1993–95), taught American literature and creative writing as an adjunct instructor, and developed an abiding affection for Crimson Tide baseball and Southern BBQ. He has had poems appear in the Gettysburg Review, Lament, the Mankato Poetry Review, and elsewhere, and has published a limited-edition, letterpress chapbook titled Uncertainties.
Kristin Koontz, our marketing and circulation manager, earned a BA from Gettysburg College with a dual degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She came to work at Gettysburg College in 1988 and joined the Gettysburg Review in 1997, where she can generally be found in her spacious office on the first floor of the house with black shutters. She finds time to garden, volunteer, and hike, but is quite content watching CSI with a pack of Oreos in her lap.
In addition to full-time staff, the Gettysburg Review would also like to recognize Margot Schilpp,
Christopher Kempf, Corey Van Landingham, Jess Bryant, and Matt Greene for their editorial assistance;
as well as current interns, Jenna Sayer and Lisa Maeyer.
Lauren Hohle joined the Gettysburg Review as managing editor in 2019.
She earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University and has served on the editorial staffs of Big Fiction Magazine, Willow Springs,
Lynx House Press, and Willow Springs Books, where she was the former fiction editor and associate director.
In addition to her editorial work, she has taught composition and creative writing and has worked in college writing centers
and arts advocacy nonprofits.
Her prose can be found in The James Franco Review and The Dos Passos Review.