Sarah Ahmad, assistant poetry editor, was born in Delhi and grew up across the Indian subcontinent. She has been a graduate student in the Women’s History and Writing programs at Sarah Lawrence College, taught in the CUNY Start program, and was the 2018-19 Editorial Fellow at Poets & Writers. She is currently a PhD student in Literature at UMass-Amherst, working on the poetics of space in contemporary queer/diasporic texts, and writes in-between poem-prose beings.

Innanoshe Richard Akuson, associate nonfiction editor, is a Nigerian-born activist and writer with bylines in the New York Times, Washington Post, and elsewhere. Innanoshe is currently writing a memoir and editing a collection of personal essays, Where the Water Floats, by twelve queer Nigerian writers. You can find him on Twitter.

Meakin Armstrong, senior fiction editor, is a writer, editor, and screenwriter. For eight years, he worked at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in The Atlantic and many other magazines and journals for fiction and nonfiction. Among his awards, he received a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference work-study scholarship for fiction and a scholarship to the Summer Literary Seminars. He has been a visiting editor to the Disquiet International Literary Program and is a frequent member of various nominating committees for top literary awards. Meakin is also a contributor to four nonfiction books and two fiction anthologies. You can find him at@meakinarmstrong and on Facebook.

Fran Bigman writes most often about books, art, and reproductive politics. She has a PhD in English from the University of Cambridge and a MA in journalism from NYU, and her editorial experience includes stints at Pantheon/Knopf, Words Without Borders, and Fiction Uncovered. Her work has appeared in New York Review Daily, Washington Post, the Times Literary SupplementLit Hub,Words Without Borders, and You can find her on Twitter at @franbig and Instagram here.

Amy Brady, deputy publisher, is a writer and nonprofit development specialist based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, the Dallas Morning News, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Awl, Literary Hub, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere, and she is the senior editor of the Chicago Review of Books. Follow her at @ingredient_x.

Hillary Brenhouse, editor at large, is a Montreal-born editor and writer focused on women’s issues and religion. Previously, she was Guernica’s managing and special issues editor, and before that a reporter based out of TIME magazine’s Hong Kong bureau. She has pursued stories in over fifteen countries, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker online, TIME, the Daily Beast, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Oxford AmericanSlate, and on PRI’s “The World,” among others. You can find her on Twitter.

François R. Caron, webmaster, 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.

Zoe Fenson, copy editor, is a writer and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in Longreads, Narratively, The New Republic, and elsewhere.

Matthew Miles Goodrich, digital editor, is a writer and an organizer, working with the populist movement Sunrise to take on fossil fuel billionaires. His favorite book, most days, is The Wind in the Willows. See his writing in The Baffler, Brooklyn Magazine, and Common Dreams. Raised (well, figuratively) in rural Maine, he is nevertheless on Twitter — @mmilesgoodrich.

Jessalyn Johnson, digital editor, is a writer from Central Florida currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She recently received her MFA from The New School’s Creative Writing Program and holds a BA in English Literature. Her work is featured in Maudlin House, The Inquisitive Eater, and Ghost City Review, among others. Follow her on Twitter @jessalyn451 and Instagram @jessalynjohnson or visit her at

Phineas Lambert, publisher and director, is a native New Yorker. His writing has appeared in Guernica, The Washington Examiner and The Satirist, among others. He teaches in The New School’s creative writing program, where he earned his MFA, and is Program Director of WriteOn NYC, which provides writing teachers to underserved school children. Phin sits on the Board of Governors for The Schools of Public Engagement at The New School and also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Grace Jahng Lee, managing editor, is a writer and editor with a background in global public health, harm reduction, and HIV/AIDS activism. Born stateless in Seoul and raised on four continents, she is a VONA, Kundiman, and Bread Loaf alum. She is writing an essay collection and a novel. You can find her on Twitter.

Simone Liu, events and marketing assistant, is a reader, critic, and current literature student at Columbia University. She is interested in community, politics, pop culture, and contemporary fiction.

Eryn Loeb, deputy editor, writes about nostalgia, books, and feminism (or some combination of those things) and has appeared in Poets & Writers, Bookforum, The Los Angeles TimesThe Awl, and Vela, among other publications.

Elizabeth Lothian, digital director, is a writer and editor based in her native Brooklyn. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction from The New School where she was a Creative Writing Fellow. Her work has appeared in GuernicaBitch and Electric Literature, among others. You can find her on Twitter.

Kelley Deane McKinney is an editor at large at Guernica. She is also the communications manager at Public Books and Columbia University’s Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities. She was formerly the associate director of Cabinet magazine.

Sarah Madges, copy editor, is a Brooklyn-based writer who holds an MFA from The New School, where she won the 2016 Chapbook Contest for Nonfiction. She has contributed to The RumpusThe Seventh WaveA Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM Press), and the Village Voice (RIP)She co-runs Same Page Reading Series and is writing her first literary memoir. She tweets here.

Mickie Meinhardt, events director, is a Brooklyn-based writer of many things and host of literary events around New York City, including the writer’s variety show Same Page. She conducts interviews for Guernica, has written for The Bitter Southerner, Eater, The Seventh Wave, and General Assembly, among others, and writes a weekly e-newsletter called The Interwebs Weekly. She holds an MFA from The New School, where she was a Creative Writing Fellow. You can find her most places on the Internet @mickiemyheart.

Jina Moore, editor in chief, spent 15 years as a foreign correspondent, working from more than 30 countries. She was the inaugural Global Women’s Rights reporter for BuzzFeed News, where she was also a senior foreign correspondent, and the East Africa Bureau Chief at The New York Times. She has also published with The New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Boston Review, the Columbia Journalism Review, PRI’s The World, and her work has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing and Best American Science Writing, among others. She is a member of the editorial board for Adi Magazine and a member of the board of advisors for the literary journal Off/Assignment. Previously at Guernica, she was a senior nonfiction editor. She, too, is on Twitter, alas.

Michele Moses, associate editor, is the producer of The New Yorker’s Fiction, Poetry, and Writer’s Voice podcasts. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and Hazlitt, among other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @michelejmoses.

Cindy Juyoung Ok, assistant poetry editor, comes from Los Angeles and lives in Iowa City. She teaches creative writing to undergrads and through non-profits and her poems can be found in journals like Conjunctions, jubilat, and Michigan Quarterly Review.

Regan Penaluna, senior editor, is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. She is the former editor at large at Nautilus Magazine. A feature she wrote was listed in The Atlantic Monthly as one of “100 Exceptional Works of Journalism” from 2015. You can follow her on Twitter here.

Rachel Riederer, editor at large, is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. Her essays and journalism focus on science, culture, and environmental justice. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Mother Jones, Best American Essays, and others. She hails from Kansas City, and tweets here.

Madhuri Sastry, marketing director, is a feminist writer from India. Her political writing, essays, and cultural criticisms have appeared in several publications including Slate, Bitch, Catapult and New York Magazine’s Grubstreet. She holds two Masters’ Degrees in Law from New York University and The London School of Economics. Find her on Twitter. She lives in Brooklyn.

Alexandra Valahu, assistant editor, is a writer and radio producer. She is also the host of a forthcoming podcast about translation. You can find her on Twitter.

Autumn Watts, fiction editor, has an MFA in fiction from Cornell, and lives in Ankara, Turkey. Her work has appeared in Guernica, 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. She is currently finishing a collection of oral Qatari folktales.

Ed Winstead, editor at large, is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in the New York Times, BOMB, the Oxford AmericanInterviewThe RumpusLiterary Hub, and elsewhere. You can follow him on Twitter, and find his published work at Guernica here.

Erica Wright, senior poetry editor, is the author of the poetry collections All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned (Black Lawrence Press) and Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press). Her poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her latest novel is Famous in Cedarville (Polis Books).

April Zhu, associate editor, is a freelance journalist and writer based in Nairobi, Kenya, where her work focuses on gender, urban inequality, and China-Kenya as seen from the margin. She is also the producer of Until Everyone Is Free, a sheng’ podcast on the life and work of Goan-Kenyan socialist and freedom fighter Pio Gama Pinto. She has written for The New York Review of Books Daily, Foreign Policy, The Baffler, among others. Find her at and follow her on Twitter @aprzhu.


Raluca Albu, contributing editor, is the online literature editor for BOMB Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Guardian, Words Without Borders, and others. She’s interested in compelling argumentation and honest takes on how the personal is political. She edits in service of helping writers discover and deliver the best incarnations of their work. You can find her published work at Guernica here.

Ann Neumann, a nonfiction contributing editor, is author of The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America (Beacon, 2016). Her work has appeared at Harper’s Magazine, Virginia Quarterly ReviewThe New York TimesThe Baffler, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @otherspoon. You can find her published work at Guernica here.

Ben Purkert is the author of For the Love of Endings (Four Way Books, 2018). His poems, essays, and book reviews appear in The New Yorker, Tin House Online, AGNI, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. A former New York Times Fellow at NYU, he currently teaches at Rutgers.

Meara Sharma, contributing editor, is a writer, editor, and radio producer whose interests include human ecology, religion, and cultural memory. She has reported from India, Liberia, and Rwanda and has contributed to the New York Times, NPR, Matador, WNYC’s On the Media, and elsewhere. You can find her published work at Guernica here.

Tana Wojczuk, contributing editor, has written for The New York Times, GuernicaViceTin House, The Believer, Apogee, Narrative, Lapham’s Quarterly, Pen America, Paste Magazine, The Rumpus, Opium and Bomb where she was a film columnist. Her essay “The Way of the Gun” was a finalist for the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize and her work has been recognized by the Helene Wurlitzer foundation and Academy of American Poets. She received her MFA from Columbia University where she was a teaching fellow. She was a lecturer and course co-director at Columbia and now teaches writing at NYU.


Michael Archer is chief editorial advisor and founding editor.

Katherine Rowland, a board member, is the former publisher of Guernica. A nonprofit strategist with a background in public health and journalism, her essays and reporting have appeared in Nature, the Financial TimesOnEarth, Aeon, Psychology Today and Guernica, among other outlets. Her book, THE PLEASURE GAP: AMERICAN WOMEN AND THE UNFINISHED SEXUAL REVOLUTION will be published by Seal Press in 2020.