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Founders
  • Michael Archer
  • Joshua Jones
  • Elizabeth Onusko
  • Joel Whitney
Board of Directors
  • Michael Archer
  • Joel Whitney
  • Lorraine Adams
Sponsors
  • New York State Council
    on the Arts
  • The Open Society Foundation
  • The Rosenthal Foundation
Editor in Chief

Michael Archer

Michael Archer (Co-Founder)
Michael’s work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, Biography, Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Woman’s Day, Men’s Edge, and The New Yorker, among many others. His fiction has appeared in various journals. He has taught in the Czech Republic (Charles University), Costa Rica, and China. He currently teaches English and speech at the City University of New York.

Publisher

Lisa Lucas

Lisa Lucas
Before joining Guernica, Lisa served as the Director of Education at Tribeca Film Institute and consulted for various non-profit arts and cultural organizations, including Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco Film Society and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Lisa is also co-chair of the non-fiction committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival. You can find her on Twitter.

Managing Editor

Hillary Brenhouse

Hillary Brenhouse
Hillary Brenhouse is a Montreal-born, Brooklyn-based journalist focused on religion and women’s issues. Her work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, The Oxford American, the Daily Beast, Slate, and elsewhere. She is also a contributing editor to the long-form platform Narratively and a 2012 recipient of the Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion. Previously, she wrote from Time’s Asia bureau in Hong Kong.

Non-Fiction

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Joel Whitney (Co-Founder)
Editor-at-Large
Joel Whitney is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer. His writing on books, the arts and politics appears in such outlets as The New York Times, Salon, The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Review, The Sun Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, World Policy Journal, The New Republic, Dissent, New York Magazine, and The Village Voice. A recent web editor at Al Jazeera America, Joel’s writing has been translated into French, Russian, and German. With photographer Brett Van Ort, Joel co-authored the 2013 TED Talks ebook on landmine eradication, Minescape. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Nation, and Agni, and he was awarded a “Discovery”/The Nation Prize in 2003 by the 92nd Street Y and The Nation for his poems. His essay in Salon was a Notable in the 2013 Best American Essays.

Katherine Dykstra

Katherine Dykstra
Senior Editor
Katherine Dykstra is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poets & Writers Magazine, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, and the anthology 20 Something Essays by 20 Something Writers, among other places. She won first prize in the 2012 Waterman Fund Essay Contest. She teaches in the NYU Continuing Studies program.

Katherine Rowland

Katherine Rowland
Senior Editor
Katherine Rowland is journalist based in New York City. When she is not working with Guernica, she writes about public health and the environment and is the editor of a website devoted to women and science. Her stories have appeared in the Financial Times, Nature, the Independent, the Guardian, OnEarth, and other publications.

Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones
Editor
Andrea Jones is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared on TheNation.com, RollingStone.com, TheAmericanReader.com, and in Guernica. She has worked as a researcher at Rolling Stone, Harper’s, and The Nation, and was previously employed as legal assistant and Spanish translator at a workers’ civil rights law firm. She is on Twitter.

Alex Carp

Alex Carp
Assistant Editor
Alex Carp is an editor of the McSweeney’s Voice of Witness book series, and a writer and researcher on a handful of other projects. He’s contributed recently to The Believer, The Awl, the Los Angeles Review of Books, New York magazine, and the websites of the Paris Review and the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter

David Foote

David Foote
Editorial Assistant
Originally from Louisiana, David Foote is a writer and editor living in New York City.

Meghan White

Meghan White
Editorial Assistant/Assistant Managing Editor
Meghan White is a writer and photographer from Texas whose work regularly appears in BKLYNR. She is currently a graduate student in the Literary Reportage program at NYU and studied anthropology and Middle East studies at Northwestern. She is interested in intersections of Islam, Arabic, and feminism.

Interviews

Meara Sharma

Meara Sharma
Senior Editor, Interviews
Meara Sharma is an artist, writer, and radio producer. She has contributed to The New York Times, NPR, Matador, The Fuschia Tree, Almirah Radio, and others. She studied comparative literature at Brown University.

Grace Bello

Grace Bello
Editor, Interviews
Grace Bello is a writer based in Queens, NY. Her articles have appeared in The Atlantic, NBCNews.com, The New York Daily News, and elsewhere. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s and The Morning News. Follow her on Twitter at @grace_land.

Guernica Daily

Rachel Riederer

Rachel Riederer
Editor, Guernica Daily
Rachel Riederer is an essayist and journalist whose work has appeared in The Nation, Tin House, Mother Jones, The Rumpus, and Best American Essays, among others. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and teaches writing at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She lives in Brooklyn and tweets here.

Ed Winstead

Ed Winstead
Associate Editor, Guernica Daily
Ed Winstead is a writer and editor. His work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Miami Rail, The American Reader, and Guernica Daily. He holds an MFA from New York University.

Tomas Hachard

Tomas Hachard
Assistant Editor, Guernica Daily
Tomas Hachard is a writer and editor. Apart from his pieces for Guernica Daily, he has written about the arts, politics, and himself for The Atlantic, The LA Review of Books, Slate, The Morning News, and others. He also regularly writes movie reviews for NPR and Slant Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter.

Aditi Sriram

Aditi Sriram
Editorial Assistant, Guernica Daily
Aditi Sriram’s writing has appeared in Narratively, The Brooklyn Rail, and Guernica Daily, among other publications. She has adapted parts of her novel-in-progress and other stories for “harikatha,” an ancient Indian oral storytelling tradition that she premiered at the Bowery Poetry Club in October 2013. She has lived in New York City for ten years.

Jillian Kumagai

Jillian Kumagai
Editorial Assistant, Guernica Daily
Jillian Kumagai is an undergraduate student at Barnard College studying English and Political Science. Her work regularly appears in the Columbia Daily Spectator, and she has worked at W.W. Norton and The New Yorker. You can follow her on Twitter.

Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose
Editorial Assistant, Guernica Daily
Andrew Rose is a student at NYU’s Cultural Reporting and Criticism program. He is also a writer and Brooklynite whose interests include mass incarceration, Chinese civil society, and gelato. He tweets @signandsight.

Fiction

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Meakin Armstrong
Senior Editor – Fiction Editor
Meakin Armstrong is a freelance writer, magazine editor, and screenwriter working on his first novel. For eight years, he worked at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in The Atlantic and many other magazines. He has written two autobiographical pieces, one in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and the other, 140Max. Among his awards, he received a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference work-study “waitership” for fiction. Meakin is also contributor to four books, including New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg (Dist U of Chicago Press) and Museyon Guides: Film and Travel (Museyon). His fiction has appeared in two anthologies, along with Wigleaf, NOÕ Journal, Our Stories Literary Journal, and InDigest. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook

Catherine Chung

Catherine Chung
Fiction Editor
Catherine Chung is the author of the novel Forgotten Country, which was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 PEN/Hemingway award, and on the 2012 best books lists of Bookpage, Booklist, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a Granta New Voice, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, and Quarterly West, among others. She lives in New York City and teaches at Adelphi University.

Autumn Watts

Autumn Watts
Associate Fiction Editor
Autumn Watts has an MFA in fiction from Cornell, and lives in Ankara, Turkey. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Desert Voices, AGNI Online, and Indiana Review, among others, and she is the co-editor of Constructing Qatar: Migrant Narratives from the Margins of a Global System. Her screenplays include the short film “Rain,” directed by Rahab Elewaly, and she is currently working on a collection of oral Qatari folktales.

Mikey Angelo Rumore

Mikey Angelo Rumore
Editorial Assistant, Fiction
Mikey Angelo Rumore lives in New York City and comes from Florida, where he recently graduated from the University of Tampa. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Guernica Daily, Quilt, Glass Mountain, Portland Review Online, and Susquehanna Review.

Lisa Ko and Sara Sherr, Fiction Readers

Poetry

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Erica Wright
Senior Editor, Poetry
Erica Wright is the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems have appeared in many nice places such as Arion, Denver Quarterly, Pequod, and on From the Fishouse. For up-to-date information, check out her blog.

Art

Alex Zafiris

Alex Zafiris
Senior Editor, Art
Alex Zafiris is a writer and editor based in New York. She has contributed to Bomb, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Guernica, and Nowness, among others. She is an editorial consultant at Immaterial, the online platform of the Marina Abramovic Institute. She runs a design project about the relationship between text and image focused on typography, conversation, and the Internet. For more information, visit her site.

Chelsea Haines

Chelsea Haines
Editor, Art
Chelsea Haines is a writer, curator and doctoral candidate in art history at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She has organized exhibitions and public programs for institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, Independent Curators International, New York University, Prospect New Orleans, the Shanghai Biennial and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School. Her writing has appeared in Mousse, BOMB Magazine and the online edition of Artforum, among other publications.

Cynthia Cruz

Cynthia Cruz
Assistant Editor, Art
Cynthia Cruz is a poet and essayist/art writer. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, and others, and her essays and reviews have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and Hyperallergic.. She is the author of three collections of poems: Ruin, The Glimmering Room, and Wunderkammer, which is forthcoming from Four Way Books in the fall of 2014. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

Art Direction

Broc Blegen

Broc Blegen
Co-Art Director
Broc Blegen is an artist, filmmaker, and collector based in New York. Find more about his work here or follow him on Instagram.

Nathaniel Flagg

Nathaniel Flagg
Co-Art Director
Nathaniel Flagg is an artist and cartoonist living in New York. He has contributed to The Hairpin, Vice Magazine, and other publications, including this one. He has served as the creative director of the magazine Psychiana, and is co-director of the Mami Papi Gallery in Brooklyn. You can follow his work online here.

Publishing

Sarah Françoise

Sarah Françoise
Deputy Publisher
Sarah Françoise came to New York from France by way of England, where she worked as a literary manager and dramaturg. As well as co-running an arts center in rural Maine, Sarah is a freelance translator and writer. Her poetry has been published in France by Éditions Comp’Act and in magazines in the UK. She recently wrote the screenplay for Vacationland, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Boonies International Film Festival.

Nicole Deming

Nicole Deming
Marketing and Publicity Manager
In addition to her role at Guernica, Nicole Deming manages all external communications and community development for the Children’s Book Council (CBC), the national non-profit trade association for children’s book publishers, and Every Child a Reader (ECAR), a 501 (c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a life-long love of reading in children. She formerly served as the arts editor for Explosion Proof Magazine. She is on Twitter.

Raillan Brooks

Raillan Brooks
Social Media Editor
Originally from Virginia, Raillan Brooks is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. Outside of his duties at Guernica, Raillan writes on the environment, labor, and urban politics. His work has appeared in the Village Voice, the New York Times Book Review, Audubon, Next City, and others. He holds a B.A. from Brown University in Sociology and Urban Studies. Follow him on Twitter here.

Larissa Pham

Larissa Pham
Graphic Design & Tumblr Editor
Larissa is an artist and writer from the Pacific Northwest. She is a (soon to be) recent graduate of Yale University and is a regular contributor to Full Stop Magazine. Her writing has also been published at Gawker, The Rumpus, and Salon. She can be found along the New Haven metro-north line as well as on Twitter.

Allegra Warsager

Allegra Warsager
Publishing Assistant
Allegra Warsager holds a Masters in English Literature from Brooklyn College. She has spent the last three years working seasonally as a Festival Assistant for the Brooklyn Book Festival, and is currently a freelance writer and editor while working as a Publishing Assistant for Guernica. She lives in Manhattan.

Robert Whitehead

Robert Whitehead
Publishing Assistant
Robert Whitehead received his MFA in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis and fellowships from the Bucknell Center for Younger Poets and the Ashbery Home School. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Assaracus, Vinyl, Gulf Coast, Upstart, and elsewhere.

London Bureau

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie
London Bureau Chief
Kamila Shamsie is the author of 5 novels, most recently ‘Burnt Shadows’ which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into more than 20 languages. She writes for The Guardian and International Herald Tribune, and is Deputy President of EnglishPEN and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in the UK. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. She is on Twitter

Contributing Editors

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Alex Halperin
Contributing Editor
Alex Halperin has reported for BusinessWeek, GlobalPost, n+1, Slate, Earth Island Journal, Fortune, and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Rebecca Bates
Contributing Editor, Guernica Daily
Rebecca Bates was born and raised in Houston, Texas and currently resides in Brooklyn. She received her MA from Fordham University where she studied creative writing. Her poems have appeared in Wag’s Revue. She tweets.

Anna Clark

Anna Clark
Contributing Editor
Anna Clark is a journalist living in Detroit. Her reporting, essays, and book reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Grantland, The American Prospect, Salon, The Christian Science Monitor, Next City, and many others. She is also a political media correspondent with the Columbia Journalism Review’s United States Project. A former Fulbright fellow in Kenya, Anna is a writer-in-residence in city high schools and the founder of Literary Detroit. She is at www.annaclark.net and @annaleighclark.

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Mark Dowie
Editor-at-Large
Mark Dowie is an investigative historian and the author of seven books, including Losing Ground: American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century, American Foundations: An Investigative History, and, most recently, Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict between Global Conservation and Native Peoples. During his thirty-five years in journalism Dowie has won nineteen journalism awards, been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and contributed to the London Times, Harper’s, the New York Times, The World Policy Journal, the Wall Street Journal, The Utne Reader, The Nation, Worth, Resurgence, Ms, the Los Angeles Times, Der Spiegel, and the Washington Post, among many others. He is a contributing editor of Orion magazine and former publisher and editor of Mother Jones magazine. He has taught science, environmental reporting, and foreign correspondence at The University of California Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Point Reyes Station, California.

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Glenna Gordon
Contributing Art Editor
Glenna Gordon is a photographer and writer who splits her time between Brooklyn and West Africa. Her work has appeared in Time, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, and elsewhere. She also blogs about photographic representations of Africa, her own work, and posts music videos from Africa and elsewhere.

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J. Malcolm Garcia
Contributing Writer
J. Malcolm Garcia has written about the drug war in Mexico, race relations in Jena, Louisiana, and the poor of Buenos Aires, among other topics. His work has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing and Best American Nonrequired Reading.

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Emily Hunt
Contributing Artist
Emily Hunt is a poet and artist living in Northampton, MA. Her poems have appeared in Sea Ranch, TYPO, The Volta, Conduit, The Iowa Review, Diagram, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. A book of her drawings, This Always Happens, was published by Brave Men Press in 2013. She posts poems and images to ehunt.tumblr.com.

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Amitava Kumar
Contributing Editor
Amitava Kumar was born in Ara, in Bihar, and grew up in Patna, famous for its poverty, corruption, and delicious mangoes. His latest nonfiction book, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, was described by the New York Times as a “perceptive and soulful … meditation on the global war on terror and its cultural and human repercussions.” Kumar’s earlier nonfiction titles include Husband of a Fanatic, an “Editors’ Choice” book at the New York Times; Bombay-London-New York, which was on the list of “Books of the Year” in The New Statesman; and Passport Photos, winner of an “Outstanding Book of the Year” award from the Myers Program. His novel Home Products was published in early 2007 by Picador-India, and was short-listed for India’s premier literary prize, the Vodafone Crossword Book Award. It was published in 2010 in the U.S. under the title Nobody Does the Right Thing. Kumar is Professor of English at Vassar College.

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Jamal Mahjoub
Contributing Editor
Jamal’s fiction has won awards in Britain, France and Spain, where he now lives. He has been involved with the Caine Prize for a number of years, shortlisted in 2005 and serving as chair of the judges in 2007. He is also involved in running their creative writing workshops in Africa. Currently he is working on a nonfiction book on the city of Khartoum where he grew up. Next year his crime writing alter ego, Parker Bilal, will debut in the first of a series of detective novels set in Cairo.

Jina Moore

Jina Moore
Contributing Editor
Jina Moore is a writer, radio reporter and media critic focused on human rights and on Africa. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Review, The Walrus, and Best American Science Writing, among many others. She is the recipient of several awards, including a Fulbright fellowship and the Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize Gold Medal.

Katie Ryder

Katie Ryder
Contributing Editor
Katie Ryder is a writer and editor living in New York. Her work has appeared with Guernica, Salon, the Paris Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, NewYorker.com, Bookforum, Black Clock, and others.

Aisha Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Contributing Editor
Aisha earned an MA in Cultural Studies and Studio Art from NYU, and an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Arizona, where she taught writing for six years. She has published essays in Ninth Letter, Identity Theory, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Callaloo, and The Southern Review. Her collection of essays, “The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White” was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013.

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Jake Whitney
Contributing Writer
Jake is a writer originally from the Bay Area who now lives in Westchester. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including The New Republic, The San Francisco Chronicle, Editor & Publisher, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, and many others. Jake holds a master’s degree in journalism from Iona College. His most recent piece can be read here.

Tana Wojczuk
Contributing Editor
Tana is an essayist and culture critic whose work has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, Lapham’s Quarterly,The Huffington Post, Narrative, The Rumpus, Bomb Magazine, Treehugger and elsewhere. She has received a Wurlitzer Foundation fellowship and Academy of American Poets University Prize. She has taught writing at Columbia University and Yeshiva University in New York.

Ann Neumann

Ann Neumann
Contributing Editor
Ann Neumann has written for Bookforum, Lapham’s Quarterly, New York Law Review, The Nation, Guernica and others. Her monthly column, “The Patient Body,” about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine, appears at The Revealer, a publication of The Center for Religion and Media at New York University, where she is a Visiting Scholar. She is on twitter @otherspoon.

Dwyer Murphy

Dwyer Murphy
Contributing Writer
Dwyer Murphy is a New-York based writer. His work has appeared in Guernica and Paris Review Daily, among other publications. He is currently at work on his first novel.

Erika Anderson

Erika Anderson
Contributing Editor
Erika Anderson teaches creative nonfiction for the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Interview Magazine, Electric Literature, Hunger Mountain, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Brooklyn, where she co-hosts the Renegade Reading Series for emerging writers. Find her on Twitter.

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee
Contributing Editor
Jonathan Lee is a British writer. His novels Who Is Mr Satoshi? (2010) & Joy (2012) are published by Random House and have been translated into a dozen languages. He’s the recipient of a Society of Authors Award in the UK, has been nominated for various other prizes and awards & is a former Literature Adviser to the British Council in London. He now lives in Brooklyn.

Michelle Koufopoulos

Michelle Koufopoulos
Contributing Editor
Michelle Koufopoulos is a writer and editor based in New York. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and Oxford University, and works in the editorial department of Riverhead Books. You can also find her at Freerange Nonfiction, a monthly nonfiction reading series and online literary magazine, of which she’s the Managing Editor/Director. You can follow her on Twitter

Website Administrator/Developer

François R. Caron

François R. Caron
François is the founder and principal consultant of Virtua Design, a web design boutique based in Ottawa, Canada. He is a graphic designer, web developer and teacher. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and on Instagram.

Interns

Kevin Lozano, Aubrie Marrin, Maria Napolitano, Chris Robinson and Sarah Sgro, Hema Surendranathan (Daily).

Co-Founders

Joshua Jones and Elizabeth Onusko