Elizabeth Hudson

Hudson is a native of North Carolina who grew up in the small community of Farmer, near Asheboro. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and began her publishing career in 1997 at Our State magazine. She held various editorial titles for 10 years before becoming Editor in Chief of the 80-year-old publication in 2009.

Each month, she works with the top writers and photographers in the country to produce a magazine that has garnered national attention, and in 2011 and 2012, Our State won consecutive Gold Eddies for “Best Issue” of a regional magazine in the country, the top honor from FOLIO: Magazine, the magazine industry’s leading publication recognizing editorial excellence. For her work with the magazine, Hudson is also the 2014 recipient of the Ethel Fortner Writer and Community Award, an award that celebrates contributions to the literary arts of North Carolina.

Life

August Welcome Letter: Save Room

There’s nothing quite like a homemade dessert, like Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson’s favorite pound cake, made with love in her grandmother’s kitchen.

Life

July Welcome Letter: In Search of Summer

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson describes what her summers looked like growing up—there were no beach vacations or picnic baskets, but there were sparklers, pop guns, scraped knees, and wonder.

Editor's Column

June Welcome Letter: Glass Half Full

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson remembers the small joy of savoring a cool beverage—be it sweet tea, ice cold well water, or Pepsi—on a hot day in the South.

Editor's Column

March Welcome Letter: Spring Clean

Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson reminisces on her mother’s trusty habit of sweeping the floor, and the memories that are uncovered with each swipe of her broom.

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