Jackie Corley is a journalist, writer and book publisher based in the Hudson Valley. She developed the monthly online literary magazine Word Riot in March 2002. Word Riot Press, an independent publishing company, evolved out of the magazine in January 2003. She established Word Riot Inc., a nonprofit benefiting literary culture and small press writers, in July 2011.
In recent years she has published Baby by Paula Bomer, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, and praised by Jonathan Franzen; Look! Look! Feathers by Mike Young, which was featured in Nylon Magazine; What’s Your Exit? A Literary Detour Through New Jersey edited by Joe Vallese and Alicia A. Beale, which was named a 2010 Beach Read by New Jersey Monthly; and Midnight Picnic by Nick Antosca, which won the 2009 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella.
Her writing has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Redivider and 3AM Magazine, among others, and in various print anthologies. She is the author of a short story collection, The Suburban Swindle, published by the now-defunct So New Press in 2008.
In her capacity as a journalist, Jackie worked in Central Jersey as a regional editor for Patch, AOL’s nationwide network of hyperlocal news and information sites. She managed Patch sites in As a community journalist, her reporting has run the gamut of business features and police and fire coverage to politics and government and breaking news, including detailed coverage of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the Jersey Shore.
She is currently the digital managing editor for Townsquare Media’s Hudson Valley cluster of radio stations, including WPDH, WRRV, 94.3/97.3 The Wolf and Mix 97FM
She runs a lot and plays guitar badly.