Get to know the 2016-2017 Hothouse Editorial Staff below and look out tomorrow (the 18th) for details on how to apply to be on General Staff.
Elizabeth Dubois, Editor-in-Chief
Elizabeth is responsible for management, production, and final editorial decisions. When she’s not running Hothouse, she writes creatively, and her short fiction piece, “I Guess That This Must Be the Place” was awarded a Glimmer Train Honorable Mention in 2016. Her literary and aesthetic interests include Renata Adler’s Speedboat, Kathryn Davis, Carole King, and Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon.
Holly Rice, Managing Editor
Holly is responsible for assisting the Editor-in-Chief with management, production, and overall administration. She spent her summer working as the Editorial Intern for Disney Publishing Worldwide, and is currently researching representation in Young Adult Fiction for the English Honors Program. Her favorite stories and poems are the ones that scare her, and authors like Margaret Atwood, Edgar Allen Poe, and Markus Zusak influence her own creative writing.
Olivia Arredondo, Marketing Chair
Olivia leads all marketing and design projects and initiatives. In addition to her duties at Hothouse, she is a marketing associate at Austin-based non-profit Unizin, Ltd. and a freelance writer. Her favorite books are Euphoria by Lily King and Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam, and her favorite author is Karen Russell.
Mika Jang, Fiction Editor
Mika oversees editorial decisions for the Fiction board. Having been ‘born with a reading list she will never finish,’ she reads eagerly and omnivorously; an index of her current muses wouldn’t dare exclude works by Haruki Murakami, Kazuo Ishiguro, Donna Tartt and Janet Fitch. Presently she is editing her National Novel Writing Month manuscript, but in her spare time she dabbles in translating Korean short stories, practices her calligraphy, or embarks on hiking adventures with her 3-year-old dog, Poong.
Meredith Furgerson, Nonfiction Editor
Meredith is responsible for Nonfiction editorial decisions. You will probably find her in the library studying English and French, or in the Writing Center where she works as a consultant. In her free time she is most likely crafting, working on her honors thesis, or playing with cat, Viola. Her literary interests include speculative fiction and contemporary women’s literature. Her favorite authors include Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Marge Piercy, and Anne Sexton.
Olivia Zisman, Poetry Editor
Olivia is returning for her second year at Hothouse, where she previously contributed as fiction board member and will now be contributing as poetry editor. Currently in her third year at UT, she has served as a TA for k-12 students at Rice’s Creative Writing Camp and continues to serve as a freelance content writer for an e-commerce fashion startup. Passionate for pit bull rights, her Hufflepuff heart wishes she could break Fluffy out of Hogwarts. In her spare time, she is protecting (or fighting off) other fantastical creatures—in a book, that is.