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University of New Mexico Press Hires Three New Staff Members

by Sara Velasquez on 2022-05-17T10:10:00-06:00 in UNM Press | Comments

Written by: Anna Zumbahlen, Publicist, UNM Press

Three new staff members have joined the University of New Mexico Press in the Editorial, Design, and Production, Administrative, and Marketing and Sales departments. 

The Press welcomed Isaac Morris as production assistant in November. Morris is a designer from Albuquerque and holds a BFA from the University of South Dakota. Prior to joining UNM Press, he was a designer at a print shop. He now handles reprint and first-paper titles, reviews art files, and assists in the pre-production of manuscripts.

In February, Brenton Woodward joined the Press as publishing assistant. Woodward received his BA in English and creative writing at the University of Arizona in Tucson and his MFA in fiction from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Prior to joining UNM Press, he was an adjunct instructor of composition and creative writing at Central New Mexico Community College, as well as the associate editor of Liminoid Magazine. He now coordinates rights and permissions requests, author onboarding, and invoice processing at UNM Press.

The Press’s most recent hire is Anna Zumbahlen, who began her work as publicist in April. She holds a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana, and she is currently a PhD candidate in the English and Literary Arts Department at the University of Denver. Before joining the Press, she served as editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Carve and taught youth creative writing for Lighthouse in Denver. In her new role, she oversees media relations, book award submissions, and correspondence with authors and reviewers.

UNM Press director Stephen Hull says, “The last two years have been immensely challenging, but also a time of significant advancements. As UNM Press continues to grow, we couldn’t be more pleased about these new hires. Isaac, Brenton, and Anna bring fresh energy, new perspectives, and high standards to the enterprise and help position the Press as we move forward as New Mexico’s premier publisher.”

Morris, Woodward, and Zumbahlen look forward to working with authors and community partners to further the mission of UNM Press.

About the University of New Mexico Press

The University of New Mexico Press produces scholarly books in the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences—more specifically, in the areas of fine arts, Western history, Latin American studies, literature, poetry, environmental studies, archaeology, anthropology, and natural history. In recognition of the university’s educational outreach and public role, we also publish books of general interest and significance for our state and our region. With over 1,200 titles currently in print, UNM Press is the largest book publisher in New Mexico.

Learn more about the University of New Mexico Press at

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