I’m very pleased to announce that Rachel Farrell has accepted the position of MQR Blog and Social Media Editor.
Rachel is well known at the journal, having served as an intern here while working on her MFA (Fiction, ’13) and afterward as an assistant editor. We have long appreciated and enjoyed Rachel’s intelligence, good humor, creativity, and managerial skills.
Her work has appeared in The Hairpin, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Ninth Letter, and Pank. She comes to us with considerable experience in social media, having previously served as the Senior Manager of Print and Online Media for Cision US in Chicago, a global PR and marketing company.
Since taking the reins a couple weeks ago (which she did while in the midst of moving from Ann Arbor back to her native Florida), Rachel has taken over editing the blog without missing a beat, introduced MQR to the social media platforms of Instagram (@michiganquarterlyreview) and Pinterest (@michiganquarter), and already increased our Twitter followers by 37%.
We’re looking forward to seeing what she does next– become an MQR follower and you can too.