Brenna Ebner

Brenna Ebner – Publicist

Here to take you from writer to author!


I graduated Towson University with a Bachelor's in English and a focus on Creative Writing. I have my Master's in Book Publishing from Portland State University.

I was Online Creative Nonfiction Editor of Grub Street volume 68, Editor in Chief of Grub Street volume 69, and an editor at Ooligan Press.

I have previously interned with Mason Jar Press and Yellow Arrow Publishing.

I became Managing Editor of Creative Nonfiction for Yellow Arrow Publishing and began my freelance editing career with Santa Fe Writer's Project.

Since then, I have offered freelance services in editing ranging from developmental editing to copyediting to proofreading.

I've also begun offering my services as a publicist, which consists of offering edits of your manuscript, building author websites, contacting bookstores to stock your upcoming book, reaching out for reviews and interviews, connecting you with agents, and providing advice on steps forward for you and your work.
Action & Adventure Fantasy Poetry Science Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Young Adult
Biographies & Memoirs
  • Gold Crown award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Work experience

Ooligan Press

Apr, 2022 — Present

- copyediting and proofreading manuscripts
- providing marketing materials such as social media posts
- reaching out to reviewers
- reaching out for blurbs
- assisting in acquisition pitches
- reading through the slush pile
- designing potential book cover designs
- workshopping primary and secondary audiences for books
- representing Ooligan at Portland Bookfest '22

Yellow Arrow Publishing

Mar, 2021 — Dec, 2021 (9 months)

• oversaw accepting, reviewing, editing, proofreading, and organizing of CNF for general publishing and in YA Journal Vol. VI, No. 1
• project lead and editor of EMERGE: Pandemic Stories and EMERGE: Coming into View CNF zines
• planned & coordinated website updates for CNF submissions

Yellow Arrow Publishing

Sep, 2020 — Dec, 2020 (3 months)

• copyedited and proofread the samurai, YA Journal Vol. V, No. 3, and Women-in-Residence zine
• researched and contacted reviewers, podcasts, blogs, and bookstores
• approved submissions
• wrote blog posts and guides for authors to market themselves
• created promotional images for social media

Santa Fe Writer's Project

Sep, 2020 — Dec, 2021 (about 1 year)

• copyedited Mona at Sea, Golden Heart Parade, Lost Highway,
Ships in the Desert, A Child’s Awakening, Kids in America, and It’s Not Nothing
• included weekly check-ins

Mason Jar Press

May, 2020 — Sep, 2020 (4 months)

• copyedited and proofread The Horror is Us and Suppose Muscle,
Suppose Night, Suppose This In August
• researched and contacted reviewers, podcasts, and blogs
• approved submissions
• wrote quarterly newsletter

Grub Street

Sep, 2019 — May, 2020 (8 months)

• managed 20+ editorial staffers and acted as liaison with design team
• oversaw $15k budget to cover 3k print run
• approved submissions
• solicited work from emerging and established authors
• managed Submittable account
• copyedited and proofread full print edition
• represented Grub Street at Baltimore Book Festival
• received Gold Crown award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Grub Street

Jan, 2019 — May, 2019 (4 months)

• copyedited and proofread print edition
• edited nonfiction pieces accepted for online
• secured audio recordings for website
• organized launch party of 130+ attendees


EMERGE: Pandemic Stories and Coming into View

A set of zines I was the project lead for. I picked out which stories from the slush piles, edited each one, worked closely with each author in the process, organized the order of the stories, formatted the zines, queried artists for the cover designs and internal artwork, placed them on the page myself, and recorded an intro to the reading video uploaded to Yellow Arrow Publishing's Youtube page.

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