Emily Polson, Assistant Editor, is looking to acquire literary and upmarket fiction, memoir, essays, narrative and prescriptive nonfiction, and poetry that “speak into the silence” (Carmen Maria Machado) of the existing canon. She is drawn to unconventional/experimental forms, immersive prose, humor, speculative elements, literature in translation, and themes of travel, heritage, coming-of-age, mental health, and religious identity. Before working in publishing, Emily taught writing in a Mississippi prison and English in a Basque ikastola. She joined Scribner in spring 2021 by way of Simon & Schuster Audio, the David Black Agency, and Book Riot. Emily assists Colin Harrison and Kara Watson.