Nemens named to Southern Review posts


Emily Nemens, a Seattle native and LSU graduate student, was recently appointed coeditor and prose editor of The Southern Review.

“We are so pleased to have Emily join our staff,” LSU Press Director MaryKatherine Callaway said. “Her strong commitment to great writing, immense talent, creativity and professionalism are exemplary of the high standards set by The Southern Review.”

Nemens is the author of “Scrub,” a collection of short stories, and her short fiction has also appeared in The Gettysburg Review and on

“It is a privilege to help the journal continue to discover and promote engaging, relevant and challenging literature,” she said.

Nemens has an undergraduate degree in art and art history from Brown University and previously worked as an editor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the American Institute of Architects. She also worked on oral history projects in Rhode Island, Louisiana and at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and is an accomplished artist. Founded in 1935 by Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks, The Southern Review is published four times a year at LSU Press.