- Managing Editor (and Hand Sinister) April 2002-2003 (Emeritus from March 2003)
- Film & Video Editor February 2002-2003 – Excellence in Editing Award (2002, August 25)
- Layout February 2002-March 2003
- Proofreader February 2002-2003
- Senior Reviewer June 2002-March 2003
- Staff Reviewer December 2001-March 2003
Green Man Review was (is?) the largest review magazine of folk music and folk-related literature in the world. Asher joined Green Man Review as a staff writer and quickly rose through ‘the ranks’, holding a variety of roles, including Film & Video Editor, dramatically increasing the number of film reviews at the magazine. Ultimately, he became Managing Editor, and helped bring the staff to 70 members, perhaps the largest globally distributed staff of any electronic magazine at the time. This was before the electronic media revolution, at a time when people still thought of electronic publication as somehow second to print, a situation that has since reversed, much like online education now and electronic publishing as it is developing.
OUTGOING GMR Bio
Asher Black is a former Managing Editor, Film Editor, and Senior Writer for The Green Man Review who also managed Layout and served a year as a Proofreader for us. He has also served as an editor of Modern Heresy, is currently Editor-in-Chief of Mytholog, and writes fiction as well as reviews. He is reading the works of Guy Gavriel Kay, Neil Gaiman, Sheri Tepper, and Terri Windling. He can be found lurking about Asher’s Haunt. Asher served at GMR from December 2001 through March 2003.
First GMR Bio
Asher Black began reading, writing, and getting into trouble when he was very young. His first science fiction story – a satire on one of the young peers who’d been taunting him – received a summary “F” from his teacher and doomed him to be interested in literature from that time forward. Tossing him Tolkien’s books only encouraged him and he was eventually discovered in the library after hours studying Robert’s Graves’ The White Goddess and other such obviously subversive material. In the couple of decades since then, he’s published poems, articles, editorials, reviews, edited a few minor publications of a similarly “unsavory” nature, and is currently writing short stories. Any wishing to consort with his ilk can contact him here.