Samuel Autman: Nonfiction Editor

“Travel is for me a spiritual experience, an opportunity to liberate myself from the person I’m expected to be at home. My outlook shifts, granting me eyes through which to see the world anew.”

Samuel A. Autman is a US-born essayist, travel writer and college professor whose work focuses on identity, place and pop culture. His essays have appeared in The Best of Brevity: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction, The Kept Secret: The Half-Truth in Nonfiction, The Chalk Circle: Prizewinning Intercultural Essays, Bellevue Literary Review, Ninth Letter, The Common Reader, Under the Gum Tree, The Little Patuxent Review, Bonfires, PANORAMA: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, Memoir Magazine, Brevity, The St. Louis Anthology and Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology From Middle America and It Came From the Closet. Autman has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University. Alumnus of VONA Voices, Lambda Literary, Disquiet International, Tin House and Stowe Story Lab.