Nicole Nyhan

Nicole Nyhan - Editor

Woodstock, NY, USA

Developmental and line editor with a decade of experience in indie book and magazine publishing. I specialize in SF and literary fiction.

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Overview

Nicole Nyhan provides editorial services to authors and trade publishers. With over ten years of experience in independent book and magazine publishing, she has served on the editorial staffs of Grove Atlantic, Atavist Books, and Other Press, and has provided editorial/research services to New Directions Publishing and Algonquin Books, among others. Throughout her book publishing career, she has worked with acclaimed authors including Karen Russell, Akwaeke Emezi, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Gay Talese, Jesse Eisenberg, Charmaine Craig, Levison Wood, Donna Leon, B. J. Novak, Dominic Dromgoole, Andrea Gillies, Barney Rosset, and Ruth Joffre. At Grove, she assisted with the early launch of Freeman’s magazine.


Most recently, Nicole was managing editor of Conjunctions, where she worked with hundreds of authors, both emerging and established, and oversaw every aspect of the publication process for the biannual print anthologies and weekly online magazine. While in this role, she was also coordinator of the Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series at Bard College and organized events with Valeria Luiselli, Joanna Scott, Richard Powers, Elizabeth Hand, Laura van den Berg, Carole Maso, Karan Mahajan, Sigrid Nunez, Peter Orner, and Diane Ackerman.


Nicole edited and introduced a selection of letters from James Tiptree, Jr. to Joanna Russ that was published in Conjunctions:67, Other Aliens (excerpt available on Literary Hub). She was interviewed on behalf of Conjunctions in The Best Small Fictions: 2019 (Sonder Press). She has been a reader for the NYC Emerging Writer Fellowship; a guest editor at the Atlanta Writers Conference; and a panelist/speaker at NYU’s Creative Writing Program, Bard College, University at Albany, SUNY, Grand Valley State University, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and Atlas Studios.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Magical Realism
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Nature
Philosophy
Psychology
True Crime

Certifications

  • Columbia Publishing Course, Columbia University, New York, NY (2011)

Work experience

Managing Editor

Conjunctions
October, 2017 – July, 2020 (over 2 years)

Senior Editor, August 2013–2017; Associate Editor, 2011–2013; Editorial Assistant, June 2010–2011.

Coordinator, Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series

Bard College
October, 2017 – July, 2020 (over 2 years)

Assistant Editor

Grove Atlantic, Inc.
February, 2015 – September, 2017 (over 2 years)

Editorial Assistant

Atavist Books
September, 2014 – January, 2015 (4 months)

Editorial and Publicity Assistant

Other Press
November, 2013 – October, 2014 (11 months)

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Other Aliens

Elizabeth Hand, Bradford Morrow

New writings on our fear of—and fascination with—the “other” from Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, Kelly Link, Jeffrey Ford, and more.Alien is a powerful and flexible word. Aliens are “other.” Aliens are the stuff of science fiction and fantasy. Aliens are traditional literary figures that cause us to see ourselves anew. Indeed, when we witness our “normal” lives through these strangers’ eyes,... read more

New writings on our fear of—and fascination with—the “other” from Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, Kelly Link, Jeffrey Ford, and more.Alien is a powerful and flexible word. Aliens are “other.” Aliens are the stuff of science fiction and fantasy. Aliens are traditional literary figures that cause us to see ourselves anew. Indeed, when we witness our “normal” lives through these strangers’ eyes,... read more

PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019

Yuka Igarashi

The essential annual guide to the newest voices in short fiction selected by Danielle Evans, Alice Sola Kim, and Carmen Maria Machado "Prominent issues of social justice and cultural strife are woven thematically throughout 12 stories. Stories of prison reform, the immigrant experience, and the aftermath of sexual assault make the book a vivid time capsule that will guide readers back into the... read more

The essential annual guide to the newest voices in short fiction selected by Danielle Evans, Alice Sola Kim, and Carmen Maria Machado "Prominent issues of social justice and cultural strife are woven thematically throughout 12 stories. Stories of prison reform, the immigrant experience, and the aftermath of sexual assault make the book a vivid time capsule that will guide readers back into the... read more

The Best Small Fictions: 2019 Anthology

Askew, Rilla, Leslie, Nathan

Young Adam

Alexander Trocchi

A compelling existential thriller by the Beat-era writer: “Everyone should read Young Adam” (The Times Literary Supplement). Young Adam tells the story of Joe, a drifter who works on a barge traveling the Clyde River between Glasgow and Edinburgh. As the novel opens, Joe finds the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Was it an accident, a suicide, or murder? As the police investigate... read more

A compelling existential thriller by the Beat-era writer: “Everyone should read Young Adam” (The Times Literary Supplement). Young Adam tells the story of Joe, a drifter who works on a barge traveling the Clyde River between Glasgow and Edinburgh. As the novel opens, Joe finds the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Was it an accident, a suicide, or murder? As the police investigate... read more

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen

From the author of The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Refugees is the second piece of fiction from a powerful voice in American letters, praised as “beautiful and heartrending” (Joyce Carol Oates, New Yorker), “terrific” (Chicago Tribune), and “an important and incisive book” (Washington Post) Published in hardcover to astounding acclaim, The Refugees is the re... read more

From the author of The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Refugees is the second piece of fiction from a powerful voice in American letters, praised as “beautiful and heartrending” (Joyce Carol Oates, New Yorker), “terrific” (Chicago Tribune), and “an important and incisive book” (Washington Post) Published in hardcover to astounding acclaim, The Refugees is the re... read more

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

A National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize A New York Times Notable Book One of the most highly praised novels of the year, the debut from an astonishing young writer, Freshwater tells the story of Ada, an unusual child who is a source of deep concern to her southern Nigerian fa... read more

A National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize A New York Times Notable Book One of the most highly praised novels of the year, the debut from an astonishing young writer, Freshwater tells the story of Ada, an unusual child who is a source of deep concern to her southern Nigerian fa... read more

Stalin and the Scientists

Simon Ings

“One of the finest, most gripping surveys of the history of Russian science in the twentieth century.” —Douglas Smith, author of Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy Stalin and the Scientists tells the story of the many gifted scientists who worked in Russia from the years leading up to the revolution through the death of the “Great Scientist” himself, Joseph Stalin. It wea... read more

“One of the finest, most gripping surveys of the history of Russian science in the twentieth century.” —Douglas Smith, author of Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy Stalin and the Scientists tells the story of the many gifted scientists who worked in Russia from the years leading up to the revolution through the death of the “Great Scientist” himself, Joseph Stalin. It wea... read more

Eccentric Orbits

John Bloom

“Good corporate drama . . . an enlightening narrative of how new communications infrastructures often come about.” —The Economist, “A Book of the Year 2016” In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the... read more

“Good corporate drama . . . an enlightening narrative of how new communications infrastructures often come about.” —The Economist, “A Book of the Year 2016” In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the... read more

Neither Snow Nor Rain

Devin Leonard

“[The] book makes you care what happens to its main protagonist, the U.S. Postal Service itself. And, as such, it leaves you at the end in suspense.” —USA Today Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the United States Postal Service was the information network that bound far-flung Americans together, and yet, it is slowly vanishing. Critics say it is slow and archaic. Mail volume is down. The workforce... read more

“[The] book makes you care what happens to its main protagonist, the U.S. Postal Service itself. And, as such, it leaves you at the end in suspense.” —USA Today Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the United States Postal Service was the information network that bound far-flung Americans together, and yet, it is slowly vanishing. Critics say it is slow and archaic. Mail volume is down. The workforce... read more

Playing Through the Whistle

S. L. Price

From a Sports Illustrated senior writer, “a richly detailed history of Aliquippa football . . . A remarkable story of urban struggle and athletic prowess” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). In the early twentieth century, down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company built one of the largest mills in the world and a town to go with it. Aliquippa was a beacon and a melting pot... read more

From a Sports Illustrated senior writer, “a richly detailed history of Aliquippa football . . . A remarkable story of urban struggle and athletic prowess” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). In the early twentieth century, down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company built one of the largest mills in the world and a town to go with it. Aliquippa was a beacon and a melting pot... read more

The Rise of Germany, 1939–1941

James Holland

An account of the early years of World War II based on extensive new research: “A genuinely fresh approach . . . exceptional” (The Wall Street Journal). James Holland, one of the leading young historians of World War II, has spent over a decade conducting new research, interviewing survivors, and exploring archives that have never before been so accessible to unearth forgotten memoirs, letters... read more

An account of the early years of World War II based on extensive new research: “A genuinely fresh approach . . . exceptional” (The Wall Street Journal). James Holland, one of the leading young historians of World War II, has spent over a decade conducting new research, interviewing survivors, and exploring archives that have never before been so accessible to unearth forgotten memoirs, letters... read more

The Best Minds of My Generation

Allen Ginsberg

In 1977, twenty years after the publication of his landmark poem “Howl,” and Jack Kerouac’s seminal book On the Road, Allen Ginsberg decided it was time to teach a course on the literary history of the Beat Generation. Through the creation of this course, which he ended up teaching five times, first at the Naropa Institute and later at Brooklyn College, Ginsberg saw an opportunity to present t... read more

In 1977, twenty years after the publication of his landmark poem “Howl,” and Jack Kerouac’s seminal book On the Road, Allen Ginsberg decided it was time to teach a course on the literary history of the Beat Generation. Through the creation of this course, which he ended up teaching five times, first at the Naropa Institute and later at Brooklyn College, Ginsberg saw an opportunity to present t... read more

Wait Till I'm Dead

Allen Ginsberg

Rainy night on Union Square, full moon. Want more poems? Wait till I’m dead.—Allen Ginsberg, August 8, 1990, 3:30 A.M.The first new Ginsberg collection in over fifteen years, Wait Till I’m Dead is a landmark publication, edited by renowned Ginsberg scholar Bill Morgan and introduced by award-winning poet and Ginsberg enthusiast Rachel Zucker. Ginsberg wrote incessantly for more than fifty year... read more

Rainy night on Union Square, full moon. Want more poems? Wait till I’m dead.—Allen Ginsberg, August 8, 1990, 3:30 A.M.The first new Ginsberg collection in over fifteen years, Wait Till I’m Dead is a landmark publication, edited by renowned Ginsberg scholar Bill Morgan and introduced by award-winning poet and Ginsberg enthusiast Rachel Zucker. Ginsberg wrote incessantly for more than fifty year... read more

The Voyeur's Motel

Talese, Gay

Candy

Southern, Terry, Hoffenberg, Mason

Bream Gives Me Hiccups

Eisenberg, Jesse

Miss Burma

Craig, Charmaine

theMystery.doc

McIntosh, Matthew

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