JT Price

JT Price - Editor

New York, NY, USA

I love a good story. Insightful, congenial NYC-based editor of fiction and nonfiction, in both the literary journal and academic realms.

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Overview

Starting with Electric Literature at its conception, I have worked in leadership positions at three distinct literary journals, including the St. Louis-based River Styx and, most recently, West Village-based Epiphany Magazine, where I was Managing Editor. A seasoned freelance writer, ghostwriter, and fiction writer in my own right, I have served as primary editor for an award-winning short story (the PEN Robert J. Dau award for first fiction) and have coordinated one-on-one with college professors looking to iron out their manuscripts for publication by premier academic presses. Finally, I have years of experience as a freelance proofreader for WW Norton.

I work well on deadline, and have, as the saying goes, a breadth of knowledge that runs a mile wide and an inch deep. Going back to 2009, I have edited fiction of almost every stripe — the diversity of lit mag submissions is habitually a source of wonder — and, based on my academic press work, possess a solid understanding of academic projects across the humanities as well. Whether you consider yourself a beginning, intermediate, or seasoned writer, I am confident I have something to offer your project in getting it where it needs to be.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Humanities & Social Sciences
Judaism
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Short Story

Work experience

Copy Editor

Hay House
May, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

Provide copy editing for and proofreading of Hay House's distinguished series of self-help titles, including work by such authors as Deepak Chopra, David Hawkins, Tricia Huffman, and Mark C. Crowley.

Managing Editor

Epiphany Magazine
January, 2019 – October, 2020 (over 1 year)

Stepped in for lit journal in leadership crisis. Edited, assigned, and augmented website fare, incl. concept for monthly columns; evaluated story submissions, both fiction and non-; edited PEN Robert J. Dau-winning story (prize for first published fiction). We published all sorts of work, from contemporary fiction, to historical fiction, to historical nonfiction, to humor, to mystery.

Who Owns Religion?

University of Chicago Press
January, 2019 – March, 2019 (about 2 months)

Worked with college president Laurie L. Patton on finessing prose, proofreading, and adopting structure to meet U of Chicago editorial requests: the book is a survey of responses, from the 1980s to the present, to religious scholarship—whether the scholar be an outsider to the community under the proverbial microscope, or someone raised within it—and the increasingly common expectation of concerted blowback to such scholarship.

A Small History of Political Philosophy

Onion River Press
July, 2018 – November, 2018 (4 months)

Primary editor for chapters as they were composed by Professor Victor Nuovo in his succinct survey of political thinkers from Plato onwards, including Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Diderot, and concluding with Madison and the U.S. Constitution.

Starstruck in the Promised Land

The University of North Carolina Press
May, 2018 – March, 2019 (10 months)

Worked with author and professor Shalom Goldman on finessing prose, proofreading, and adopting structure to meet UNC Press editorial requests. The book is a historical survey of cultural figures from the US who have made the voyage to Israel, and of the significance and legacy of those exchanges, as Israel evolved from being a darling of the American left to a wedge issue for the American right.

Fiction Editor

River Styx
January, 2017 – October, 2017 (9 months)

Stepped in as Fiction Editor for venerable lit journal in leadership crisis; solicited and evaluated fiction submissions; edited and proofread work for print issue. Edited the work of seasoned writers, with significant followings, including a graphic novel artist, as well as a piece of debut fiction.

Proofreader

WW Norton Co.
October, 2015 – January, 2017 (over 1 year)

Proofread various manuscripts on behalf of production editor. Titles included Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence, How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Backyard Woodland, and a reissue of the novel Look to the Mountain by LeGrand Cannon Jr.

Associate Editor

Electric Literature
June, 2009 – January, 2010 (7 months)

Worked with Editor-in-Chief and Editor to determine content and ordering of issue; managed submissions with assistance of staff of volunteer readers. During my tenure, we published Michael Cunningham, Lydia Millet, Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, and more.

Electric Literature No. 3

Offill, Jenny, Matt Sumell, Patrick deWitt, Rick Moody, Aimee Bender

Best Debut Short Stories 2020: The PEN America Dau Prize

O’Neill, Tracy, Thompson-Spires, Nafissa, Olin Unferth, Deb

JT has 21 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

R.J. O`riain
JT did an excellent structural edit on what I can only term a rough draft. His summary allowed me to see a more clearly defined and improved pathway to tell my story.

R.J. O`riain, July 2022


Charles Fairchild
The comments I received from JT were some of the most insightful and thorough comments I have ever received. He immediately got to the core of the story and helped me make it the best it could be.

Charles Fairchild, March 2022


Gloria Arthur
Excellent feedback which made the story much stronger.

Gloria Arthur, February 2022


Nailah Cruz
Exceeded five stars in every category..can't say enough good about this editor.

Nailah Cruz, February 2022


Nailah Cruz
I took a chance and searched for an editor on this platform to review my memoir's first draft and to gain feedback. I chose JT based on the outstanding reviews I read from novice writer's such as myself. We had a short collaboration, but the quality and value of his expertise and insight guided me to complete my memoir in the way I had initially envisioned. He was very patient, easy to work wi...
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Nailah Cruz, February 2022

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