Alyssa Cokinis

Alyssa Cokinis - Editor

Editor-in-chief of some scripts literary magazine and longtime writer/editor for various genres: fantasy/scifi/YA prose, stage/screen, etc.

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Experienced writer and editor of 10 years with an MA in Intercultural Communication Studies from Shanghai Theatre Academy and a BA in English/Creative Writing and Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa. Specializing in editing short stories, novellas, and full-length manuscripts of literary fiction, fantasy, YA , science fiction, and dramatic works for the stage or screen of all types of sub-genres. Also edits friends' poetry from time to time too.

2 years of experience specifically with handling dramatic works to curate into some scripts literary magazine, a digital publication focusing on uplifting the literary merit of stage plays, screenplays, radio plays, Zoom plays, monologues, and more. Familiar with different publication formats for dramatic works.
English (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels
Coming of Age
LGBTQ Fiction
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Plays & Screenplays
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Freelance SEO Content Writer/Editor

August, 2020 – Present (about 1 year)

• Utilized SEO keywords & practices in writing and editing blog posts for a variety of clients

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

some scripts literary magazine
August, 2018 – Present (about 3 years)

• Founded unique literary magazine based on the literary merit of stage plays, screenplays, Zoom plays, etc.
• Implemented outreach and a social media strategy to boost submission numbers
• Compiled entries with reading team before editing, designing, and publishing online literary magazine


Iowa Summer Rep
March, 2017 – June, 2017 (3 months)

• Compiled research on Oscar Wilde, his play The Importance of Being Earnest, and Victorian Britain into a playbill article, dramaturgical packet for actors, and 45-minute pre-show presentation


Independent Productions/Self-Employed
April, 2016 – Present (over 5 years)

• Provided dramaturgical support to playwrights writing new plays for reading/production
• Excessively analyzed script drafts for unnecessary details
• Offered changes and suggestions to playwrights for final drafts

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