Thom Didato

Thom Didato, MA

Service Assistant Professor

Graduate Programs Advisor

(804) 828-1329

Hibbs Hall, 900 Park Ave., room 306B

Editing and Publishing

Literature in Translation


  • MA, Georgetown University
  • BA, College of William and Mary

Research Interests

  • Literary editing and publishing
  • Digital publishing
  • Russian literature in translation
  • Undergraduate creative writing

Select Publications

  • Lit Mag News Roundup: Q & A with Thom Didato, Editor of failbetter
  • Online Literary Journals Come of Age: 15 Top Online Journal Editors Speak Thom Didato, editor, failbetter, Huffington Post.
  • Interview with failbetter’s Publisher & Founding Editor Thom Didato
  • A Writer & Writing Teacher’s Blog: Inside Hints
  • With Alexander Steele. Gotham Writers’ Workshop Fiction Gallery: Exceptional Short Stories Selected by New York’s Acclaimed Creative Writing School. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004


  • ENGL391: Topics in Literature: 20th Century Russian Fiction (in translation)
  • ENGL480: Authors: Mikhail Bulgakov
  • ENGL489: Literary Editing & Publishing
  • ENGL670: Literary Editing & Publishing (graduate seminar)


  • Previous recipient of both the VCU President’s Service Excellence Award and the VCU CHS Distinguished Advising Award.