stephanie lane sutton


|tap| lit mag, Co-Founding Editor
|tap| lit mag aims to publish poetry and prose by marginalized voices on the topics of trauma, mental health, queer issues, and social justice. We seek work that is vulnerable, work that is evocative, and work with risk and emotion. We are a paying literary market.

The MFA Years, Contributing Blogger
The MFA Years follows the experiences of first year and second year MFA candidates in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Our contributors will discuss their experiences adjusting to graduate school and the MFA.

Sinking City, Poetry Editor
Sinking City is based out of Miami, where rising sea levels threaten the future of a diverse, multicultural community. Our online literary journal is published semi-annually by MFA students at the University of Miami.


University of Miami, Michener Fellow
University of Miami's Creative Writing MFA Program is a fully funded two-year program with a third-year option in fiction or poetry leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree. The program provides an opportunity for students of superior ability in creative writing to develop their skills and critical judgment through the practice of writing and the study of literature. The primary aim of the program is to nurture the individual's writing talent; the secondary aim is to prepare students for careers in writing and teaching. Degree candidates are expected to produce a book-length work of literary value and publishable quality. Michener Fellows teach Creative Writing to undergraduates.

Surviving the Mic, Former Co-Facilitator
Surviving the Mic is a collaborative organization of survivors who are dedicated to creating safe and affirming creative spaces for survivors of trauma. Our mission is to uplift the narratives and artistic excellence of survivor artists through our reading series, survivor-centered workshops, publications, toolkits, social media campaigns, public speaking, community outreach and facilitating, exhibitions and touring.

After School Matters, Former Teaching Artist & Program Provider
After School Matters is a non-profit organization that provides life-changing after-school and summer program opportunities to Chicago high school teens each year. Our program providers deliver After School Matters programs in the summer, fall and/or spring program sessions. Program providers—professionals in their fields who serve as mentors to our teens—support teens' success by instructing programs, planning activities, and organizing community events.