An award-winning writer, editor and designer, Allyson Longueira has more than 15 years of experience in fiction and nonfiction in multiple media, including newspapers, magazines and books. She holds a BA in English from Rutgers University and an MA in design and editing from the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism. As editor, Allyson led her newspaper to three general excellence awards in three consecutive years from the Society of Professional Journalism and the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. She has taught writing and design at the college and professional levels, including a post as adjunct professor at the University of Oregon and teaching professional workshops and lectures through WMG Publishing. Allyson is an editor of Fiction River: An Original Anthology Magazine and serves as series editor for Fiction River Presents, Fiction River’s line of reprint anthologies. She is the publisher and CEO of WMG Publishing, Inc., headquartered in Lincoln City, Oregon, and a pioneer in modern indie publishing. You can follow her weekly blog about publishing at