Alyssa Vigorito is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing, and minors in Digital Journalism and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Find her on linkedin. And here’s her portfolio.
(From here forward she promises not to waste four years of education only to produce articles about celebrity sweat marks, or, in other terms, a topic the public surely doesn’t face when it’s eighty degrees outside.)
Currently, Alyssa has found immense pleasure in working as an Associate Editor for Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, where she has gotten hands on experience in the publishing industry.
As an undergrad, she was a web editor for The Inkwell Literary Magazine at Fairfield University, where she put physical copies of issues onto The Inkwell’s website. In January of 2017, she assumed the role as Marketing Director. In September of 2018, she assumed the role as Editor-in-Chief. In addition, she has been published in the student-run magazine numerous times, and has also been published in the editorially independent student newspaper, The Fairfield Mirror. She will be joining the staff of The Fairfield Mirror next January.
In the summer of 2017, she worked as an Assistant Editor intern for The NY Literary Magazine, where she was responsible for reading through poetry and short story submissions and finding the best literary works for publication and contests. Furthermore, she wrote book reviews and articles for writers and lovers of literature, all of which can be available upon request—the publication closed as of December 2017 and their website is no longer functional.
Currently, she’s working as a writing tutor at her university’s on-campus writing center, and is the founder and editor-in-chief for her university’s satirical newspaper, Stagnation (myfairfieldstagnation.com).
Alyssa enjoys writing fiction and poetry, but mostly short stories, and has a knack for piecing together a steadfast review for everything around her – from music to books to beauty products. Besides being a writer, she has found solace in editing.
Outside of a more professional viewpoint, Alyssa enjoys drawing and painting portraits, touring Boston via Google Maps, and eating chicken noodle soup. She has seen every episode of “Parks and Recreation” three times nearing four, and she has four copies of Marina’s third album. Her favorite vegetable is kale and she is addicted to exfoliating her face. Because of her favorite book, Sue Monk Kidd’s Secret Life of Bees, she is adamant about working in the field of publishing.
In short, this is a website dedicated to all things spewed from her brain and onto a Microsoft Word document with a tasteful amount of editing. This includes a series of anecdotes, poems, narratives, and contemporary pieces accompanied by photos and works of art shot and created by her hand unless stated otherwise.
That’s enough talking about myself in the third person. Enjoy my work. Take care.