JonJonathan Ammons — Editor-in-Chief

Jonathan Ammons is an Essayist and Journalist, bartender, musician, Southern native, and avid traveller. He is the lead food & beverage writer for Mountain Xpress, and a contributor to WNC Magazine, Asheville-Citizen Times, Paste Magazine, and Underbelly. He helped open Asheville’s MG Road cocktail lounge, and has worked and staged at Chicago’s Aviary by Grant Achatz, as well as the Bazaar by Jose Andres in Los Angeles. A professional hedonist, eating, drinking, and stumbling his way through his beloved Southern culture, you can follow his exploits on Twitter and Instagram: @jonathanammons.

KatrinKatrin Dohse — Artistic Director

Katrin Dohse is a free-lance artist, hobby farmer, and full time cook. Her cooking experience includes a stage in the kitchens of Los Angeles’ Lucques, AOC, and Tavern, as well as tutelage from the incomprehensible Nate Allen of Knife & Fork in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Her cartoons can be found scotch-taped on the refrigeration units of several North Carolina restaurants or on Facebook at Free-Range Lines.

CatherineCatherine Campbell — Editor-at-Large

Catherine Campbell is a novelist, essayist, and editor whose prize-nominated work appears in The New York Times, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Arcadia, Atticus Review, [PANK], Drunken Boat, Ploughshares online, and elsewhere. She owns Bright Planning, a strategic marketing consultancy, which serves visionary businesses around the country. Find her on Twitter @TheCatCampbell.

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We welcome contributors–chefs, servers, food industry workers, farmers, foodies, non-foodies, and everyone in between to pitch or submit your full-length writings for Dirty Spoon. We look for short essays about food, meals, food culture, travel food logs, and op-eds. Short essays typically run between 500-1500 words, and Katrin will illustrate it for you! At this time, we offer a small token payment to artists and writers upon publication. We promote your work generously through the website, social media, and other media platforms.

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