Meet the Staff Mondays: Matthew Pollock

What do Microsoft Word, cookies and Sherlock Holmes all have in common?

They are all some of Matthew Pollock’s favorite things! If you’re curious about who reads all of the fiction submissions, get to know Matthew, one of the Circle’s fiction editors.

Name: Matthew Pollock

Majors: Creative Writing and Spanish

Year: Sophomore

Matthew’s Favorite Five:

1. Sherlock Holmes

2. Dr. Who

3. Microsoft Word

4. Cookies

5. Rain

Q: If you had a theme song, what would it be? 

A: Jingle Bells

Q: What was the last book that you read? 

A: A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Q: If you were a fictional character, who would you be? 

A: Jain Farstrider

Q: If you were a character out of Star Wars, what color would your lightsaber be and why? 

A: White, because nobody has that color yet

Q: What’s your favorite part about working for the Circle? 

A: I get to work with other writing nerds and read all of the interesting fiction pieces that people submit.

Q: What’s your favorite piece from past Circles? 

A: Makes Your Heart Move by Paul Vance is my favorite from past Circles, although there are some really wonderful things coming out in this semester’s issue!