Peter Kispert is a gay writer and editor based in Manhattan and the author of the story collection I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO I AM, coming from Penguin Books in 2020. He recently worked as an editorial assistant at Random House, where he received a Random Recognition Award, and as the editor-in-chief of Indiana Review, where he founded the annual Blue Light Books partnership with Indiana University Press. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in OUT Magazine, Playboy, Esquire, GQ, Salon.com, Slice Magazine, The Journal, The Carolina Quarterly, Colorado Review, McSweeney’s, and has been cited in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, NPR, and (this one time!) Urban Outfitters’ newsletter. Peter is a graduate of the Columbia University Publishing Course and Indiana University’s MFA program, where he was an Ernest Hemingway Fellow, received the Guy Lemmon Award for Public Writing, and designed and taught undergraduate fiction writing workshops. He has also covered publishing industry news for Ploughshares.
Read Peter’s page at the Poets & Writers website.
Peter is represented by Caroline Eisenmann at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency.