Elizabeth Adams, assistant editor, is a Brooklyn-based writer. Her main interests are the intersection of law and culture, feminism, and religion. Her work has appeared in Guernica and Talking Points Memo, among other publications.

Raluca Albu, senior nonfiction 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.

Rachel Allen, managing editor, came from North Carolina and lives in New York. Her writing has been in Full StopMaskNerveThe Fanzine, and 3:am. On Twitter she is @goddibar.

Jason Arias, illustrator, is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer living in Providence, RI. His work has appeared in The BafflerForeign PolicyMotherboardNewsweek, the New York Times, and Scientific American. You can view more of his work here.

Michael Archer is chief editorial advisor.

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.

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 on Twitter at @ingredient_x.

Hillary Brenhouse, co-editor-in-chief, 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 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.

Alan Chin is multimedia editor.

Catherine Chung is a fiction editor.

Gillie Collins, assistant managing editor, writes about books, movies, and visual art. Her work has appeared in GuernicaThe Brooklyn Rail, and The Seventh Row.

Andrea DenHoed, managing editor, is a writer and editor currently living in New York. She works as a copy editor and web producer at The New Yorker and writes for She is originally from Aurora, Colorado, and tweets (infrequently) here.

Katie Fricas, illustrator, is a cartoonist and illustrator in New York City.

Eve Gleichman, associate fiction editor, is a Brooklyn-based fiction writer. Previously, she worked on the digital archives at Esquire. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College, where she also teaches courses in writing. She is currently at work on her first book of stories.

Jennifer Gersten, assistant managing editor, is a freelance writer, editor, and violinist from Queens, NY. She studied English and creative writing at Yale and is pursuing a master’s in violin performance at Stony Brook University. Her writing has been featured in NPR Music, The Toledo Blade, and various college publications. She is on Twitter at @jenwgersten.

Matthew Miles Goodrich, digital editor, is a writer and an organizer, most recently working at as a digital campaigner and thorn in the side of establishment Democrats. Left politics, especially the climate movement, has been my his since his time as a student of history and political theory at Bowdoin College, where he founded one of the first fossil fuel divestment campaigns in the country. Although he was raised in rural Maine and Connecticut, he’s falling in love with the bustle of Brooklyn. He is on Twitter @doublemgood .
Sameera Khan, social media editor, is a recent graduate of Columbia Journalism School with a master’s degree. She is passionate about long-form journalism, photography, and social media. She was a radio copywriter and has experience in public relations and client solutions. She is a huge fan of good stories (TV, radio, and print) and the art of story telling. When she is not consuming news she likes to read poetry in two languages. Sometimes, she paints. Follow her @Sameera22.

Lauren LeBlanc, senior  nonfiction editor, is an independent book editor and book critic based in Brooklyn. A native New Orleanian and graduate of Bryn Mawr and Dartmouth Colleges, she has worked in editorial at New Orleans’s The Times-Picayune, Alfred A. Knopf, and Atlas & Co. Her criticism has appeared in Bookslut, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Bomb Magazine, among other publications. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Brooklyn Book Festival’s nonfiction committee, and PEN America’s membership committee. You can find her published work at Guernica here. Follow her on Twitter @lequincampe.

Phineas Lambert, head of business and partnerships, is a native New Yorker. His writing has appeared in The Deal, The Washington Examiner and The Satirist, among others. He is the Program Director at 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, where he earned an MFA in Creative Writing. He also has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Alexander Landfair, copyeditor, is an essayist and lecturer at New York University. He is on twitter @AlexndrLandfair.

Eryn Loeb, senior nonfiction 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.

Marisa Nakasone, art director, works at Harper’s Magazine, and was a curatorial fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Erin Perfect, illustrator, is, among other things, a freelance illustrator and photographer living in Providence, Rhode Island. To see more examples of her work go here.

Rachel Riederer, co-editor-in-chief, 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.

Katherine Rowland, publisher, is a nonprofit strategist with experience in social sector and arts programming. She has been on staff at Guernica since 2012. Her essays and reporting have been published in Nature, the Financial TimesOnEarth, the IndependentGreen FuturesAeon, and Guernica, among other outlets. You can find her published work at Guernica here or follow her @khnrowland.

Joy Shan is an assistant editor.

Aurvi Sharma, publishing assistant, writes narrative nonfiction. She has been awarded the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize, the Prairie Schooner Essay Prize, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, the AWP Emerging Writer Scholarship, and a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award. She has received fellowships and scholarships from the MacDowell Colony, the Tin House Writer’s Workshop, and Sarai-Delhi. Aurvi’s work has been noted in Best American Essays (2016) and appears in Fourth GenreEssay Daily, and elsewhere. She is also a branding and marketing communications consultant at Studio 577, Mumbai.

Meara Sharma, senior nonfiction 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.

Aditi Sriram, contributing editor, lives in Delhi and teaches writing at Ashoka University. Her book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Guardian. She curates Guernica’s ‘On Music‘ series.

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, senior nonfiction editor, is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. He’s written for the Oxford AmericanInterviewGuernicaThe RumpusLiterary Hub, and elsewhere, and is a contributing editor atPublic Books. You can follow him on Twitter. You can 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, 2017) and Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. She is an editorial board member of Alice James Books. Her latest novel is The Granite Moth (Pegasus, 2015). You can find her published work at Guernica here.


Alex Carp is a research editor at The New York Times Magazine. He has contributed to The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Believer, and elsewhere.

Katherine Dykstra has published essays in the Washington PostCrab Orchard ReviewShenandoahGulf CoastPoets and Writers, The Common and others. Her work was included in both the 2015 and the 2016 notables section of Best American Essays. This year she was flagged by Creative Capital as an “artist to watch” for her nonfiction work in progress, What Happened to Paula O. Follow her @dykstra_k

Lauren LeBlanc is a freelance book editor based in Brooklyn. After studying history at Bryn Mawr College and receiving a master’s degree in liberal studies from Dartmouth College, she worked in editorial at New Orleans’s The Times-Picayune, Alfred A. Knopf, and Atlas & Co. Among others, she writes criticism for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Bomb Magazine. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Brooklyn Book Festival’s nonfiction committee, and PEN’s membership committee. Follow her on Twitter @lequincampe.

Jonathan Lee is a British writer living in New York. His latest novel is High Dive, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. It is published in the US by Alfred A. Knopf, in the UK by William Heinemann, and is available in eight languages.

Jina Moore spent nearly a decade working in Africa as an award-winning print and radio journalist. Since 2014, she’s been the Global Women’s Rights Reporter for BuzzFeed News.

Dwyer Murphy is a writer and editor based in New York, and a former attorney. His work appears in Guernica, Literary Hub,, Electric Literature, and other publications.

Ann Neumann is author of The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America (Beacon, 2016) and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Religion and Media at New York University, where she writes the monthly column “The Patient Body,” about the intersection of religion and medicine. Her work has appeared at The New York TimesThe Baffler, the Washington Post, BookForumGuernica, and elsewhere. @otherspoon. You can find her published work at Guernica here.

Dan Sheehan is an Irish fiction writer, journalist, and editor. His writing has appeared in The Irish TimesThe Los Angeles Review of BooksTriQuarterlyWords Without BordersElectric Literature, and numerous other publications. He lives in New York, where he is currently working for Literary Hub and is a recipient of the 2016 Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship. His debut novel, Restless Souls, will be published in 2018 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. You can find his published work at Guernica here.

Aisha Sloan is the author of two essay collections, The Fluency of Light (U. Iowa Press, 2013) and Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit (1913 Press, 2017). She is a staff writer for Autodstraddle and her work has appeared in journals like Ecotone, Ninth Letter, Sierra Nevada Review and The Offing.


Lorraine Adams

Michael Archer

Joel Whitney, a co-founder of the magazine, is the author of Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World’s Best Writers. A 2003 winner of the Discovery Prize, his work has appeared in the New York TimesThe New Republic, the Wall Street JournalThe Paris Review, and elsewhere. His essays have twice been notables in Best American Essays.