Get to know the DIY MFA team and columnists below. Also, if you’re interested in writing a guest article for us, check out our Guest Article Submission Guidelines. Many of our columnists and core team members started out writing guest posts for the website. General Inquiries: info [at] DIYMFA [dot] com
Gabriela Pereira, Instigator and Founder
Instigator and creative mastermind behind DIY MFA, Gabriela spearheads all content creation both online and off and is the author of DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community. She tours the country, speaking at writing conferences and college campuses, and has appeared on various radio shows. Check her speaking page for upcoming speaking engagements and to learn more about Gabriela as a speaker.
Email: gabriela [at] DIYMFA [dot] com
Phone: (646) 820-8149
Bess Cozby, Web Editor
Bess Cozby writes epic stories in expansive worlds from her tiny apartment in New York City. By day, she’s an Editor at Tor Books, and Web Editor for DIY MFA. Her work is represented by Brooks Sherman of the Bent Agency. Tweet her at @besscozby, or visit her website www.besscozby.com.
Email: bess [at] DIYMFA [dot] com
Elisabeth Kauffman, Content and Culture Strategist
Elisabeth Kauffman is an author, an editor, and an artist. She is an avid bird watcher and a vegetarian. She grew up reading Mary Stewart, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the like, and never lost her love of stories. Now she writes fantasy fiction, and runs a freelance editing business called Writing Refinery, where she edits novels for independent clients as well as publishing companies.
Emily Wenstrom, Social Media Manager
E. J. (Emily) Wenstrom is an award-winning fantasy and science fiction author, lover of monsters, consumer of stories. By day, she works in content marketing and public relations and helps manage the social media. At DIY MFA she helps manage the social media and also writes a column about platform.