Author Archives: Hesse Phillips

About Hesse Phillips

Hesse Phillips is a graduate of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator Program. She is a 2019 recipient of the Bridport Prize Highly Commended Award and has been published in The Bridport Review. In January 2020, Embark: A Literary Journal for Novelists published the first chapter of her novel-in-progress, Lightborne, about the death of Christopher Marlowe. She holds a PhD in Drama from Tufts University and will talk your ear off about all things relating to Elizabethan theatre. Originally from Pittsburgh, she now lives in Madrid, Spain.


A few months ago, I attended a one-day seminar on revision. The lecturer started off by asking the audience to describe “revision” in one word. Everyone laughed when somebody said, “Hell.” Except me. I know not everyone out there shares…