The latest news from the editorial staff of The Good Men Project.
The Good Men Project, an online publication asking the question, “What does it mean to be a good man in the 21st century?” has added several award-winning editors and writers to oversee the growing editorial sections and to help build robust communities around a variety of issues facing the modern man today.
The Good Men Project was founded by Tom Matlack in 2009 as an anthology and documentary film featuring men’s stories about the defining moments in their lives. With an initial goal of stories that “changed the writer and changed the reader”, The Good Men Project has evolved into a much-needed cultural conversation about manhood as well as an international media company and social platform. The website currently attracts almost 4 million pageviews and 1 million unique visitors per month.
Robert Duffer will run the Dads & Families section of The Good Men Project. Robert is Winner of the One Book, One Chicago flash fiction writing contest, and his work has appeared inChicago Tribune, MAKE Magazine, Chicago Reader, Curbside Splendor, Time Out Chicago, Monkeybicycle, Chicago Public Radio, Annalemma, New City, and other coffee-table favorites like Canadian Builders Quarterly. He teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and lives in the suburbs with his wife, two kids, and their minivan.
Gint Aras will be building a section of stories and narratives of Marriage from a male point of view. Gint is a photographer and the author of a novel, Finding the Moon in Sugar. His writing has appeared in Antique Children, Criminal Class Review, The Hellgate Review, Curbside Splendor, Dialogo, Šiaurės Atėnai and other publications.
Cameron Conaway, heading up a section on Social Justice, is a mixed martial artist, human rights activist and acclaimed author. He has won awards for both his writing and his teaching, and has become a champion of many causes through his writing — penal reform, human trafficking, and labor reform. His reporting has revealed untold human rights violations in the shipbreaking yards of Chittagong, and he is now working with Mahidol University’s Tropical Medicine Research center on a book about malaria. Cameron is looking to bring in more raw, honest, and eye-opening stories from the frontlines of men fighting for justice.
Gregory Sherl will be curating and collecting Poetry for The Good Men Project. Greg’s work has appeared in Anti-, Blue Mesa Review, Colombia Poetry Review, diode, Gargoyle, Los Angeles Review, NANO Fiction, New Delta Review, PANK, Redactions Poetry & Poetics, Roanoke Review, Sycamore Review, Versal, & elsewhere. He is the author of three books, the most recent is Monogamy Songs by Future Tense Books.
Sports and Business are two additional sections that are in the process of getting their own Editorial oversight. The Good Men Project is currently interviewing people for the Sports Editor role, and has received interest from former pro athletes, writers from publications such as Sports Illustrated and MLB.com, and people interested in the position from as far away as New Zealand.
The new editorial staff joins Good Men Project Editor-in-Chief Noah Brand, and Senior Editors Joanna Schroeder and Justin Cascio, as well as Fiction Editor Matthew Salesses. Lisa Hickey is Publisher of The Good Men Project and CEO of Good Men Media, Inc. Tom Matlack, whose original vision was the catalyst for The Good Men Project, remains founder, writer and contributor, advisor and board member.