Skip to Main Content

Lisa Romeo


Thesis I and II

Lisa Romeo is a member of the founding faculty of BPU's online MFA program. Lisa's work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays, and appears regularly in mainstream and literary media, including: The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Brain, Child; Hippocampus; Under the Sun; Full Grown People; Front Porch; Gravel; Pithead Chapel; Blue Lyra Review; Under the Gum Tree; Sweet; Barnstorm; Sport Literate; Word Riot; The Manifest Station; Inside Jersey; Literary Mama; bioStories; Mediabistro; Babble; dozens of domestic and international equestrian publications, and elsewhere. Her work has also been in the anthologies Why We Ride; Women Writing on Family; O’s Big Book of Happiness; and Feed Me!, and others.

Lisa is the creative nonfiction editor of the journal Compose. She has taught at Rutgers University, Montclair State University, and The Writers Circle, and is the recipient of a scholarship from ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors), and a grant from the Vermont Studio Center. She edits manuscripts, and works with writers on querying and the submission process.

Lisa holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast program, and a BS in journalism from Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Her blog, Lisa Romeo Writes, offers advice and resources for writers. She lives in New Jersey with her family.