M Mark is founding editor of PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, which has received accolades from Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize, Library Journal, and Mother Jones, among others. She has been a member of PEN American Center’s Board of Trustees and a judge for PEN literary awards, as well as served on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. Mark founded VLS, The Village Voice Literary Supplement, and served as its editor and publisher for 15 years. During that time, she was also executive editor and arts editor of The Village Voice. She has edited several books, including Disorderly Conduct: The VLS Fiction Reader, and has served as developmental editor at Columbia University Press, and as director of the Writers’ Center. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, from The Washington Post to Electric Literature. She teaches at Vassar College.