Jane Friedman

Virginia, United States

Jane Friedman is the web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, an award-winning national journal, where she leads online and digital content strategy. She also teaches digital publishing at the University of Virginia. Before joining VQR, Jane was the publisher of Writer’s Digest (F+W Media) and an assistant professor of e-media at the University of Cincinnati.

Her newest digital media initiative is Scratch magazine, a digital quarterly that publishes stories and information about the intersection of writing and money.

Her expertise on the transformation of the publishing industry has been featured throughout many events and media, including NPR’s Morning Edition, Publishers Weekly, South by Southwest, Nieman Journalism Lab, and AWP. She has also served on panels and advisory boards for a range of nonprofits, such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund in San Francisco. You can find her writing at a diverse collection of sites and publications (Publishing Perspectives, Digital Book World, IBPA Independent, and many more), as well as at her blog.

Website: http://janefriedman.com


  • Web Editor at Virginia Quarterly Review (June 2012 - )
  • Assistant Professor, E-Media at University of Cincinnati (August 2010 - June 2012)
  • Publisher at Writer's Digest (September 2008 - August 2010)


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Evansville (May 1998)
  • Master of Arts in English from Xavier University (May 2002)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction