Garrett Hazelwood

Garrett Hazelwood – Editor

I'm the former interim prose editor of The Southern Review. Specializing in shortform literary prose, both fiction and nonfiction.


As the former interim prose editor of The Southern Review, I have a keen editorial eye and a passion for details. I'm dedicated to helping emerging authors make their work the best it can possibly be. I hold an MFA from Louisiana State University, where I was the 2017 and 2018 recipient of the Kent Gramm MFA Award for Literary Nonfiction. I also served as fiction editor of New Delta Review.

In my role as interim prose editor of The Southern Review, I worked to produce one of the most prestigious literary journals in the nation. A core member of our three-person editorial team, I was responsible for selecting and editing over a hundred pages of stories and essays for each issue, which entailed corresponding with a dozen authors while fact-checking, structurally editing, and copy editing each piece. Because our policy at the journal was to write a short paragraph describing the strengths and weaknesses of each submission we received, I’ve also evaluated more than a thousand submissions during my tenure there and have developed a keen eye for constructive critique.

In addition to having a strong editorial background, I also have experience as both a writer and writing instructor. I taught composition courses for two years at Louisiana State University, independently planning and running a class each semester for twenty undergraduate students. While earning my MFA at Louisiana State, I also wrote a three-hundred-page draft of the novel I’m now completing, along with a draft of a book-length essay collection about my time spent working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska.

As someone who has benefitted immensely from the guidance and advise of other writers, I relish the opportunity to pass along my knowledge and support emerging voices.
Short Story
English (US)

Work experience

The Southern Review

Aug, 2017 — Aug, 2018 (about 1 year)

Responsible for every aspect of the editorial process for over a hundred pages of stories and essays in each issue.

New Delta Review

Aug, 2016 — Aug, 2017 (about 1 year)

Louisiana State University

Aug, 2015 — Aug, 2017 (about 2 years)

Taught rhetoric and English composition courses to undergraduates in the English department.


Publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, book reviews, and excerpts from works in progress with emphasis on contemporary literature in the United States and abroad, and with special interest in southern culture and history.

Garrett has 3 reviews





Romana G.

Romana G.

Dec, 2019

Garrett was excellent to work with! It was my first time using Reedsy and will most likely do so again. He got right to the heart of the sort of developments I was looking for! He was very communicative and concise. I hope to be able to use his services again in the future.
Saint W.

Saint W.

Mar, 2019

Great work! Really helpful and valuable feedback.
Ernest K.

Ernest K.

Oct, 2018

I choosed Garrett to give an editorial review because like opinion by a younger eye. I was presently surprised. He gave a very professional comperhensive review. He has eagle eyes to detect duplications, irrevalance paragraphs and structural deficiencies in my manuscript. He was helpfull to explain his comments and I was very pleased the discussion with him.
Garrett H.
Thanks for the kind words, Ernest! It was a pleasure working with you. Best of luck with revisions!

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