Allied Editors 3

– Monologue by David Lerner Schwartz

The Allied Editors series of recordings threaded throughout Monologging’s Autumn, 2020, “Metanoia” themed issue, arose from our outreach to other publications. In our quest to celebrate the work of artists and writers across diverse platforms and to spotlight unique creative processes, our team recognizes the esteemed editors who select content and dutifully provide the wanting polish to any worthy piece, are absolutely integral to publishing. Without their devoted efforts there is no curation or meaningful discourse. Undoubtedly, all outlets of publishing have come under enormous strain in this momentous year. Thankfully, our colleagues persevere. As a testament to their courage, please enjoy our four featured editor’s monologue remarks, as they reflect on some of the most moving and or timely pieces they’ve encountered in 2020.



David Schwartz


David Lerner Schwartz teaches at the University of Cincinnati, where he is a doctoral student and the recipient of a graduate enhancement scholarship. His work has been published in Witness, Literary Hub, SmokeLong Quarterly, New York magazine, and is forthcoming in The Rumpus. His play, produced after winning Red Bull Theater’s Short New Play Festival, is forthcoming in a print anthology published by Stage Rights. He served as the 38th writer in residence at St. Albans in Washington, DC and works as the fiction editor of Four Way Review. He holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars with the support of an MFA Alumni Writer’s Grant.