Erin Stalcup is Editor-in-Chief of Defunct. Born and raised and educated in Flagstaff, on occupied Diné and Hopi land, she first left to live in Brooklyn, and has never since changed her (917) cellphone number. Erin has taught in community colleges, universities, liberal arts schools, prisons, state schools, and MFA programs in Manhattan, Asheville, Denton, her alma mater in her hometown, Montpelier, and now she’s back in Brooklyn. She is a co-founder of Waxwing, and served as Editor of Hunger Mountain. Her books include the story collection And Yet It Moves, and the novels Every Living Species and the forthcoming Keen. You can read and hear some of her work at    

Erin currently teaches courses where students help run her magazine and learn about the editing and publishing industry; workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid work; courses in creative writing pedagogy; and she serves as a thesis advisor.  


BA Northern Arizona University
MFA Warren Wilson College’s Program for Writers

Courses taught:

WRI 519—Literary Arts Practicum
WRI 529—Publishing & Media Workshop: Why Start a Press (& How)?
WRI 700—Pedagogy for Creative Writers
WRI 708—MFA Thesis and Manuscript Advising