Mary B. Sellers
BA in English with a minor in Religious Studies, University of Mississippi, 2013
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Mary B. Sellers is pursuing her MFA in fiction at Louisiana State University. Originally from Jackson, MS, she now lives in Baton Rouge with her dog, Daisy Buchanan. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including: Literary Orphans, Crabfat Magazine, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Maudlin House, and others. One of her short stories was also nominated for a Pushcart in 2015. Sellers currently serves as the social media and blog editor for LSU's New Delta Review. She received a BA in English in 2013, and graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi from the University of Mississippi's Honors College. Her background in the writing and publishing fields is a hodgepodge of internships, freelancing positions, and social media marketing. Fond of travel, she studied English abroad in Scotland in 2011, and in 2012, lived for three months in NYC working under literary agent Michelle Brower. In 2014, she began a remote internship at Blooming Twig Books, an independent book publisher based in Tulsa. After a few months there, she took on the roles of Managing Intern, and by 2015 served as an Associate Publisher. Gaining experience on the "business" side of books, as opposed to the creative, she communicated and assisted authors, managed the publishing schedule, edited manuscripts, ghostwrote, and directed the editorial and marketing interns. In 2014, thanks to Blooming Twig, she published her first "chapbook-of-sorts": Shoulder Bones, a collection of short stories. On acceptance to LSU shortly afterwards, she served as the editorial assistant at The Southern Review for the 2015-2016 year.