Anna Adima is a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar at the University of York, where she is researching East African History and Literature.
Sarah Ahmad, assistant editor for poetry, 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.
Azka Anwar, managing editor, is a writer and editor from Karachi, Pakistan, and a recent graduate of the Creative Writing MFA program at The New School
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.
Aditya Desai, copy editor, is a writer and teacher living in Baltimore. He is active in several local organizations that use art and literature towards racial justice and civic dialogue, including sitting on the board of the CityLit Project and Baltimore Youth Arts. His stories and essays have been published in Tropics of Meta, Barrelhouse Magazine, The Rumpus, The Millions, and others. He is also co-host and producer of the podcast Diasporastan. He has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Leena Charlton, nonfiction editor, is a lawyer based in New York. You can find her on Twitter.
Lisa Factora-Borchers, publisher, is a Filipinx American writer and activist, and editor of the anthology, Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence. Lisa has served as editorial director for Bitch Media, senior features editor for The Rumpus, contributing editor for Catapult, and as a nonfiction editor with make/shift and Literary Mama. Her work is forthcoming from or can be found in Bomb, The Millions, Adroit Journal, Refinery 29, TruthOut, The International Examiner, Mutha, and Ano Ba magazines. She has contributed to the anthologies Burn It Down: Women Writing on Anger; Feminisms in Motion: Voices for Justice, Liberation, and Transformation; Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines; and Verses Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets. Flashes of her micro-memoirs are on Twitter and Instagram.
Amanda Feinman is a nonfiction editor.
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.
Pedro Gomes, art editor, is a Portuguese designer and illustrator. He graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with an MA in Illustration.
Hannah Maureen Holden, editorial assistant, is a writer pursuing an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. She is the online fiction editor of Columbia Journal. Her work has appeared in Cordella Magazine, BOMB, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others.
Raaza Jamshed, Guernica Global Spotlights co-editor, is a multilingual writer and editor. She’s a doctoral candidate at the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. Her work has appeared in Australian Book Review, Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin and elsewhere. Her short story “Miracle Windows” won the second prize for Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, 2019, and she was a finalist for Iowa Review Award for Fiction, 2021. She’s on the editorial team of Overland literary journal and volunteers teaching creative writing to children from migrant backgrounds in Western Sydney. Raaza has lived on four different continents in the last decade and, at the moment, she’s in Beirut sharpening her Arabic and haunting old bookshops. She is on Twitter.
Sarah Khatry, nonfiction editor, is a writer and editor particularly interested in longform and investigative journalism. Her work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Himal Southasian, and 40 Towns. She is an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa and an Iowa Arts Fellow.
Sara Krolewski, editorial assistant, is the Stenbeck Fellow in Cultural Reporting and Criticism at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Previously, she was a Witherspoon Scholar at the University of Edinburgh. Her work has appeared in Bookforum and Cabinet Magazine, among others.
Anne Le Guern is an art editor. Born in France, she has a fine arts degree with a concentration in painting. She is an illustrator and ceramics artist and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Marlo.
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 Times, The Awl, and Vela, among other publications.
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 Rumpus, The Seventh Wave, A 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.
Paul McAdory, nonfiction editor, is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Gawker, and elsewhere.
Syreeta McFadden, nonfiction editor, is a writer and professor of English at the City University of New York’s Borough of Manhattan Community College. Syreeta’s work deals mainly with gender, politics, race, and culture. Her work has been featured in the poetry anthology, BreakBeat Poets 2: Black Girl Magic from Haymarket Books, and the anthology Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings From The Me Too Movement from McSweeney’s Press. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, NBC News’ THINK, New York Times Magazine, Elle, The Guardian, Brooklyn Magazine, and BuzzFeed News. She was the CEC ArtsLink One Big City Residency recipient, culminating in a collaborative live performance at NYC’s The Kitchen. She was a 2018 creative arts fellow at SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is currently writing a book-length collection of reported essays about African Americans in the Middle West.
Lauren Morgan Whitticom, copy editor, is a freelance editor and sometime writer based in the Midwest. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Telling Stories: New English Fiction from Quebec, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter.
Jina Moore, editor in chief, worked for 15 years as a foreign correspondent, writing from more than 30 countries. Her work appears in/with/on The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Atlantic, Lapham’s Quarterly, Boston Review, and NPR programs, and in Best American Travel Writing and Best American Science Writing. She is on the editorial board of Adi Magazine, the advisory board of Off/Assignment. She, too, is on Twitter, alas.
Michele Moses, senior editor for nonfiction, 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.
Gabriel Noel, editorial assistant, was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He earned his Bachelor’s in Political Science from Boston University, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at the City College of New York. His work can be found in 433 magazine and Strange Horizons.
Cindy Juyoung Ok, assistant editor for poetry, teaches creative writing to undergrads and through non-profits.
Ben Purkert, nonfiction editor, 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.
Madhuri Sastry, publisher, is a writer from India. Her political writing, essays, and cultural criticism have appeared in several publications including The Nation, Slate, Bitch, Catapult and Serious Eats. She holds masters’ degrees in law with a focus on human rights from The London School of Economics and from New York University. She lives in Brooklyn. Find her on Twitter.
Julia Shiota, nonfiction editor, is a writer and editor in Minnesota, USA. Her fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in Catapult, The Asian American Writers Workshop, Outside Magazine, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere.
Andy Sia, editorial assistant, is a Chinese Bruneian writer. His poems appear in The Missouri Review, Poetry Northwest, West Branch, and elsewhere. He is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.
Alexandra Valahu, Guernica Global Spotlights co-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, associate editor for fiction, has an MFA in fiction from Cornell. 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.
Erica Wright, senior editor for poetry, 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).
Hua Xi, assistant editor for interviews, is a writer and artist. They often write about art and internet culture. They also write poems, like this one in Guernica. They love being asleep.
April Zhu, senior editor for interviews, 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 aprzhu.com and follow her on Twitter @aprzhu.
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS and EDITORS AT LARGE
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.
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 American, Slate, and on PRI’s “The World,” among others. You can find her on Twitter.
Grace Jahng Lee, contributing 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.
Elizabeth Lothian, contributing editor, 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 Guernica, Bitch and Electric Literature, among others. You can find her on Twitter.
Ann Neumann, 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 Review, The New York Times,The Baffler, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @otherspoon.
Tana Wojczuk, contributing editor, has written for The New York Times, Guernica, Vice, Tin 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 of Guernica.
Magogodi oa Mphela Makhene is CEO and co-founder of Love As A Kind of Cure. From a 2020 birthday bash for Toni Morrison at the Brooklyn Museum to gathering and centering women creatives like Arundhati Roy, Nikki Giovanni, Krista Tippett, and Joy Harjo, Love As A Kind of Cure is on an adventure to fight white supremacy with radical love. Magogodi is also an Iowa Writers’ Workshop-trained writer with fancy awards like the Rona Jaffe and Caine prizes. She’s been published by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, Granta, Harvard Review and Ploughshares. She’s a proudly Soweto-made soul who splits her time between Instagram, Cape Town, and New York.
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 Times, OnEarth, Aeon, Psychology Today and Guernica, among other outlets. Her book, The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution was published by Seal Press in 2020.