Hub City Press is pleased to introduce our new nonfiction editor, Katherine Webb-Hehn, the first of two new contract editors we will be welcoming at the press. These positions are made possible by the South Arts Resilience Fund Grant. Look for a fiction editor announcement soon.
Katherine Webb-Hehn is an award-winning multi-media journalist, editor and writer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Bitter Southerner, the Atlantic, Longreads, Southerly, and elsewhere. Currently, she’s the State Politics editor at Scalawag, a Black-led and woman-run nonprofit media organization disrupting narratives in the South. Since the pandemic began, she’s a pre-K teacher in her backyard in Birmingham, Alabama where she lives with her spouse and two kids.
"I’m grateful to be joining the editorial crew at Hub City and collaborate with writers telling the untold stories of the South," says Katherine. "As a seventh-generation Alabamian who loves this region and its people while wrestling with what makes it hellish, I’m interested in personal stories that allow narrative, reporting, and critique to offer a unique way of seeing a place so often misrepresented or maligned by folks who don’t have a stake in equity here."
These nine-month contract editing positions are made possible by a $30,000 South Arts Resilience Fund Grant to facilitate and build a new system of manuscript acquisition, editing, and proofreading. With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the South Arts Resilience fund is supporting new, region-specific activities to build the long-term resiliency of arts organizations battling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the South Arts Resilience Fund, significant grants have been made available to small- and mid-sized arts organizations with a history of visionary leadership and impact. South Arts continues to seek additional funds to further build the South Arts Resilience Fund and its grant-making capabilities as the pandemic and its effects continue to evolve.