Mag Gabbert holds a PhD in creative writing from Texas Tech University and an MFA from The University of California at Riverside. Her essays and poems have been published in 32 Poems, Stirring, The Rumpus, The Boiler Journal, Phoebe, The Nervous Breakdown, Anomaly Literary Journal, and many other venues. Mag teaches creative writing for the Graduate Department of Liberal Studies at Southern Methodist University and for Writing Workshops Dallas. She also serves as an associate editor for Iron Horse Literary Review and as the interviews editor for Underblong Journal.

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Teaching Experience

Position Course Institution Date
Guest Faculty Lecturer Spellbinding: Techniques for Poetry University of California at Riverside Fall 2018
Instructor of Record Fine Arts 7350 Special Topics in Creative Nonfiction Southern Methodist University Summer 2018 - Present
Instructor of Record Introduction to Poetry Writing Workshops Dallas Winter 2018 - Present
Instructor of Record Introduction to Nonfiction Personal Essay Writing Workshops Dallas Summer 2017 - Present
Instructor of Record English 2307 Introduction to Fiction Texas Tech University Spring 2017
Instructor of Record English 2305 Introduction to Poetry Texas Tech University Fall 2016
Instructor of Record English 2351 Introduction to Creative Writing Texas Tech University Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Instructor of Record English 1301 Essentials of College Rhetoric Texas Tech University Spring 2015
Document Instructor English 1302 Advanced Colleg Rhetoric Texas Tech University Spring 2018
Document Instructor English 1301 Essentials of College Rhetoric Texas Tech University Fall 2014 - Fall 2017
Teaching Assistant Creative Thinking and the Artistic Process Trinity University Spring 2009 and Spring 2011

Editorial Experience

Position Publication Institution Date
Interviews Editor Underblong Journal Independent Publication Aug. 2018 – Present
Associate Editor Iron Horse Review Texas Tech University Aug. 2014 – Present
Graduate Advisor The Harbinger Texas Tech University Sept. 2014 – May 2015
Associate Poetry Editor The Coachella Review University of California at Riverside Dec. 2011 – Aug. 2014
Co-Editor The Trinity Review Trinity University Aug. 2009 – May 2011

Awards & Recognitions

  • Finalist for Black Lawrence Press’ 2018 Hudson Prize
  • Finalist for University of Akron Press’ 2018 Akron Poetry Prize
  • Finalist for Slope Editions’ 17th Annual Slope Editions Book Prize
  • Semi-Finalist for The University of Arkansas Press’ 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
  • Semi-Finalist for YesYes Books’ 2018 Pamet River Prize
  • 2018 Poetry at Round Top Fellowship
  • Semi-Finalist for Black Lawrence Press' 2017 St. Lawrence Book Award
  • Semi-Finalist for Sundress Press' 2017 Open Reading Contest
  • Second Place for Poetry Society of Texas' Campbell Award
  • Semi-Finalist for 2017 Grayson Books Poetry Prize
  • Semi-Finalist for Agape Editions' 2017 NOLO Award
  • James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Graduate Fellowship
  • Bruce G. and Cara Pollard Herlin Scholarship for Creative Writing
  • Semi-Finalist for Persea Press' 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize
  • June Cook Scholarship for Creative Writing