Jennifer Baum, publisher and editorial director

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Jennifer Baum started working in publishing in 2003 as assistant poetry editor at Western Michigan University’s Third Coast Literary Magazine. After that she worked in a variety of publishing mediums, including newspaper and magazine, before making the leap into book publishing in 2011 when she launched Scribe Publishing Company.

Today Scribe Publishing Company’s books are distributed nationally by IPG, and over half of the titles that Jennifer has shepherded through publication as editorial and art director have won national and regional awards.

Jennifer has held executive leadership roles within the Midwest Independent Publishers Association since 2015, and in 2020 was named executive director, not the first in the association’s history, but the first in twenty years. She continues to administer the Midwest Book Awards program, one of the longest-running literary recognition programs in the country.

Prior to Scribe Publishing Company, Jennifer was editor of the 120-year-old Detroiter magazine, and prior to that, editor of an Arabic-English community newspaper (read more on LinkedIn.) She holds a double Bachelor’s degree in English and German from Western Michigan University (2003).

Allison Janicki, production and editorial manager

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Allison Janicki has a professional editor certificate from the University of Chicago. She is an artist, writer, reader, editor, designer, library technician, half-marathoner, sub-par ukulele player and cat lover with a passion for books. She has had art, poetry and essays published in The Sonder Review, Goat’s Milk Magazine, Storm Cellar, Volney Road MagazineVoice of Eve, Random Sample and Borrowed Solace. She also works as production and editorial manager at Scribe Publishing Company. You can find Allison on YouTubeInstagram and Goodreads.

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