Mag Gabbert is a PhD candidate in creative writing at Texas Tech University, and she previously received an MFA from The University of California at Riverside. Her nonfiction essays and poems have been published or are forthcoming in journals including 32 Poems, The Rattling Wall, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, LIT Magazine, Sugar House Review, and Sonora Review, among other venues. Mag currently teaches literature and creative writing courses at Texas Tech and serves as an associate editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.

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Teaching Experience

Position Course Institution Date
Instructor of Record Introduction to Nonfiction Personal Essay Writing Workshops Dallas Summer and Fall 2017
Instructor of Record English 2307 Introduction to Fiction Texas Tech University Spring 2017
Instructor of Record English 2305 Introduction to Poetry Texas Tech University Fall 2016
Instructor of Record English 2351 Introduction to Creative Writing Texas Tech University Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Instructor of Record English 1301 Essentials of College Rhetoric Texas Tech University Spring 2015
Document Instructor English 1301 Essentials of College Rhetoric Texas Tech University Fall 2014, Summer 2015, and Summer 2016
Teaching Assistant Creative Thinking and the Artistic Process Trinity University Spring 2009 and Spring 2011

Editorial Experience

Position Publication Institution Date
Associate Editor Iron Horse Review Texas Tech University Aug. 2014 – Present
Graduate Advisor The Harbinger Texas Tech University Sept. 2014 – May 2015
Associate Poetry Editor The Coachella Review University of California at Riverside Dec. 2011 – Aug. 2014
Co-Editor The Trinity Review Trinity University Aug. 2009 – May 2011

Awards & Recognitions

  • Semi-Finalist for Agape Editions' 2017 NOLO Award
  • James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Graduate Fellowship
  • Bruce G. and Cara Pollard Herlin Scholarship for Creative Writing
  • Semi-Finalist for Persea Press' 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize
  • June Cook Scholarship for Creative Writing
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Member