Christine Stewart

Christine Stewart - Editor

Baltimore, MD, United States

Manuscript editor for ten yrs; Editor-in-Chief, Del Sol Press; editor, #PitchtoPublication (#p2p16); award-winning writer & poet.

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I'm a manuscript editor who cuts through the myths and delusions about the writing process, while honoring a writer's unique vision and voice. I edit fiction (all genres), nonfiction, and poetry. I have often been called a guru of plot, structure, and character.

Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Science Fiction
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement


  • M.A. in Creative Writing, Hollins University
  • M.F.A in Poetry, University of Maryland College Park


  • Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, The Poetry Foundation and Poetry Magazine
  • First Runner Up, Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, Poets & Writers
  • Individual Artist Award in Fiction, Maryland State Arts Council
  • Lizette Woodworth Reese Poetry Prize, Goucher College
  • Patterson Residency, Creative Alliance
  • Creative Fellowship (Fiction), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • Tuition Scholarship, A Room of Her Own Foundation Conference

Work experience

Progam Director, Literary Arts & Director, Maryland Poetry Out Loud

Maryland State Arts Council
March, 2008 – Present (over 10 years)

Administer grants and provide technical support to Maryland writers and literary arts organizations. Partner for projects such as Literary Arts Week, literary arts summits, and literary arts/book festivals with local, regional, and national writers and organizations. Administer the Maryland Poetry Out Loud program for the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. POL is a national recitation competition for high school students that teaches them about their literary heritage and builds their confidence and public speaking skills. The Maryland program was the fifth highest in the country in 2015 (tenth anniversary of the program), with 16,000 students participating.

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