Mark Lawley (editorial intern for Winter 2005) hails from Lawton, Okla. He earned a B.A. in english literature and writing and music from Dartmouth College in 2004. He is currently working on his master's degree in the Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University. In March 2006, he finished his first novel, which he had begun as a senior thesis at Dartmouth. He is currently querying agents and is working on a second literary novel and a young adult/children's book.
Mark recently won an honorable mention award from ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY's fiction contest for his story "The Bouncer's Thou Shalt Nots." ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY, a magazine launched in 1997 by Francis Ford Coppola, is devoted to supporting the brightest young voices in fiction. The magazine has received every major short fiction award, including the National Magazine Award for Fiction.
As a member of the DMS Publications team, Mark combined his creative writing talents with news reporting and writing, gaining experience in--and an appreciation for--writing about medical topics for a general audience.