Have questions about DIY MFA? Any thoughts you want to share? We’d love to hear from you! You can contact members of the DIY MFA team using the information below.

Gabriela Pereira, Creative Director

Instigator of DIY MFA and creative mastermind behind the project, Gabriela develops all of the DIY MFA materials and courses. She also speaks at writing conferences across the country and has has appeared on various radio shows. Check her bio for upcoming speaking engagements.

Email: gabriela [at] DIYMFA [dot] com
Phone: (646) 820-8149

Meghan Drummond, Curriculum Coordinator

Meghan-ThumbnailMeghan joined the team as the teaching assistant for our fall class and has since jumped into a key role, coordinating all of our classes and programs. Got questions about courses or other DIY MFA offerings? Have suggestions for programs you’d like to see in the future? Meghan is the one to talk to.

Email: meghan [at] DIYMFA [dot] com

Bess Weatherby, Web Editor

A key member of the DIY MFA team since 2012, Bess coordinates the web content and curates the guest articles. Interested in writing for us? Bess is the person to contact. Bess also attends writing conferences and events and writes them up for the website.

Email: bess [at] DIYMFA [dot] com

Becca Jordan, Columnist for “Ask Becca”


Becca is the mastermind behind the hilarious and insightful advice column, “Ask Becca,” where she answers your burning questions about writing, books and all things literary. Got a question you’d like to see answered? Tweet her at @beccaquibbles or use the #askbecca hash tag.



Wendy Lu, Columnist for “New Spin”


Wendy’s column, “New Spin,” covers anything that would be considered alternative storytelling, from literary mash-ups to books that put a new spin on classic stories, and “meta-books” that use new media, graphics, and the interaction between words/design for an enhanced reader experience. She loves interviewing authors and illustrators and is always on the lookout for new, exciting books to cover in the column.


Melinda VanLone, Photographer


Melinda is responsible for the gorgeous photography that appears in most of our articles. A writer and book cover designer, she has a keen eye for capturing moments that enhance the articles and gives them depth. She also is writing a series of articles at DIY MFA to help writers understand the ins and outs of book packaging and design.





Interested in writing an article for us? Check out our Guest Article Submission Guidelines

For general inquiries, please email info [at] DIYMFA [dot] com


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