Despite the ongoing turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic, The Georgia Review is cheered by some good news—we are delighted to welcome Sarah A. Jordan, who joins us as the new Marketing and Outreach Manager. Sarah moved to Athens from Long Island, where she was a bookseller and assistant publicist at Book Revue, Long Island’s largest independent bookstore. At The Georgia Review, Jordan will oversee circulation, development, programming, and outreach.
“We are thrilled to have Sarah join us,” says Review editor Gerald Maa. “Our national search yielded an overabundance of highly qualified, enthusiastic candidates. Sarah distinguished herself, though, with her experience in all these sectors relevant to this position: work in sales and development, in the literary industry as well as in an academic institution.”
Prior to her work with Book Revue, Sarah, who holds degrees from the University of St Andrews and Bryn Mawr College, served as the director of alumni and development for the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut. Her writing has appeared in Powder Keg, Cosmonauts Avenue, Entropy, and elsewhere.
“I am so excited for the opportunity to grow my literary career alongside this team of professionals all devoted to cultivating a strong community through good writing, locally in Athens and beyond,” Sarah says. “The chance to serve on the staff of a literary journal is a privilege and I’m eager to get started contributing my skills to support the work of The Georgia Review.”
Sarah replaces Kyla Sterling, who has gone on to be an instructor in the Entertainment and Media Studies/New Media Institute in UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and faculty advisor for the New Media Certificate program.