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Founders
  • Michael Archer
  • Joshua Jones
  • Elizabeth Onusko
  • Joel Whitney
Board of Directors
  • Lorraine Adams
  • Michael Archer
  • Joseph DiPalo
  • Michelle Herrera
    Mulligan
  • Joel Whitney
Sponsors
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • The Open Society Foundation
  • The Rosenthal Foundation
Acting Publisher & Director

Katherine Rowland

Katherine Rowland
With a background spanning media, philanthropy, and academic research, Katherine Rowland is a skilled 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 Times, OnEarth, the Independent, Green Futures, Aeon, and Guernica, among other outlets.

Editor in Chief

Michael Archer

Michael Archer (Co-Founder)
Michael’s work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Progressive, 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.

Managing Editor

Eve Gleichman

Eve Gleichman
Eve Gleichman 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.

Assistant Managing Editor

Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen
Rachel Allen lives and writes in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Mask Magazine, Nerve, DAME, Highway, and Winter Tangerine Review. She tweets @goddibar.

Gillie Collins

Gillie Collins
Gillie Collins lives in New York City and writes about books, movies, and visual art. Her work has appeared in Guernica Daily, The Seventh Row, and Bedford + Bowery.

Special Issues 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. You can find her on Twitter.

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 e-book 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’s essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Crab Orchard Review, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast and Poets & Writers, among others. She placed third in the 2013 Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest and was one of three finalists for the 2014 John Guyon Literary Prize. She is at work on a book that’s part true crime, part personal essay. Follow her @dykstra_k.

Lauren LeBlanc

Lauren LeBlanc
Senior Editor
A native New Orleanian, 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. She writes criticism for Bookslut and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. 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.

Meara Sharma

Meara Sharma
Senior Editor
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.

Eryn Loeb

Eryn Loeb
Senior Editor
Eryn Loeb’s writing about books, feminism, and nostalgia (or some combination of those things) has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Poets & Writers, Bookforum, The Awl, and
The Toast, among other publications. She’s a regular contributor to Vela, an online magazine focusing on exceptional nonfiction written by women. Follow her on Twitter @erynloeb.

Rachel Riederer

Rachel Riederer
Executive Editor
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.

Dan Sheehan

Dan Sheehan
Associate Editor
Dan Sheehan is an Irish fiction writer, journalist, and human rights advocate. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from University College Dublin and has worked for the PEN American Center and the Campaign for Children in the lead-up to the Irish Children’s Referendum in 2012. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Irish Times, Guernica, Notes From the Underground, Icarus, and Words Without Borders, among others. His short fiction has been anthologized in New Tricks With Matches (Universal Publishing Group, 2012) and in Doire Press’s International Fiction Anthology (Doire Press, 2013). He recently completed his debut novel and short story collection, and lives in New York City.

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.

Interviews

Amelia Stein

Amelia Stein
Senior Editor
Amelia Stein is a writer based in New York. Her work has appeared in Fantastic Man, The Architectural Review, Bookforum.com, PIN-UP, AnOther Magazine, Apartamento, and Vogue (AU), among others. Her book of interviews, The American Spring: What We Talk About When We Talk About Revolution (Skyhorse), was published in 2012. She holds an MFA in writing (nonfiction) from Columbia University. Her website is ameliastein.net.

Elizabeth Karp-Evans

Elizabeth Karp-Evans
Editor
Elizabeth Karp-Evans is a writer and editor based in New York. She has an MFA from The New School in creative writing and is an editor at the art book publisher Karma, New York. Elizabeth has edited publications for Prestel and Rizzoli and has worked on projects with artists including Doug Aitken, Cecily Brown, Maurizio Cattelan, and Philippe Parreno among others. Currently, she is working on a book of interviews, Never Too Careful, with contemporary female artists to be published in spring 2017.

Imani Roach

Imani Roach
Editor
Imani Roach is an artist, musician, and scholar of anti-colonial visual culture. She performs regularly as a vocalist in a wide range of genres, and is a co-founder of the Lonely Painter Project, a bi-coastal, interdisciplinary arts collaborative. Imani received her BA in art history from Stanford, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Harvard, writing on the first generation of black South African photojournalists under Apartheid. She resides in Philadelphia, dreams of radical hospitality in curatorial practice, and tries very hard to avoid art-speak.

Guernica Daily

Raluca Albu

Raluca Albu
Editor
Raluca Albu is a Romanian-American writer, translator, and teacher. She teaches writing at Columbia University and is the managing editor of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. She’s written for various publications and is interested in essays and reportage that ask and attempt to answer important questions about the intersection of art and politics.

Ed Winstead

Ed Winstead
Editor
Ed Winstead‘s work has appeared in Literary Hub, Guernica, Hyperallergic, The Rumpus, The American Reader, and elsewhere. He is also Coordinating Editor of Public Books. You can follow him on Twitter.

Aditi Sriram

Aditi Sriram
Assistant Editor
Aditi’s writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, and other publications. She is a writer in New York City and teaches at SUNY Purchase. She has also begun writing customized children’s books.

Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth Adams
Editorial Assistant
Elizabeth Adams is currently a master’s student at New York University’s Cultural Reporting and Criticism Program. She likes to write about poetry, politics, feminism, religion, and why Ron Swanson is her spirit animal. She has previously worked as an editorial intern at Dissent Magazine.

Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose
Editorial Assistant
Andrew Rose is a writer whose interests include mass incarceration, Chinese civil society, and photography. He is a contributor to Guernica, among other publications, and he tweets @signandsight.

Fiction

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Meakin Armstrong
Senior Fiction Editor
Meakin Armstrong 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.

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.

Fiction Readers: Kristen Arnett, Redfern Jon Barrett, and Larissa Pham.

Poetry

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Erica Wright
Senior Editor
Erica Wright is the author of the novel The Red Chameleon (Pegasus), 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

Abby Margulies

Abby Margulies
Senior Editor
Abby Margulies is a Bay Area-based freelance writer and editor. She writes about art, culture, food, and travel. Her work has appeared in Tablet, The Art Newspaper, Salon, The Forward, and Saveur, among others. You can find her on Twitter.

Art Direction

Marisa Nakasone

Marisa Nakasone
Art Director
Marisa Nakasone works at Harper’s Magazine. She previously held a curatorial fellowship at the Yale University Art Gallery and worked at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. She can be reached at marisa.sae.nakasone@gmail.com.

Publishing

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson
Social Media Director
Originally from Oregon, Amy Wilson is a New York City-based writer and nonprofit professional who has worked with the 826 National network and with Housing Works Bookstore Café. She holds a degree in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Michigan’s Residential College and her interests include poetry, public service, and pop music. She lives in Queens. Find her at amywilsonwrites.tumblr.com or on Twitter: @howeverbal.

Web Director/Administrator/Developer

François R. Caron

François R. Caron
François is the founder and principal consultant of Virtual 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, Tumblr, and on Instagram.

London Bureau

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie
London Bureau Chief
Kamila Shamsie is the author of five novels, most recently Burnt Shadows, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She writes for The Guardian and the 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, 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, among others. 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 US under the title Nobody Does the Right Thing. Kumar is a 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 its 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. She is currently BuzzFeed News’s global women’s rights reporter. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, The Christian Science Monitor, 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 in 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.

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 others. He is currently at work on his first novel.

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee
Contributing Editor
Jonathan Lee’s third novel, High Dive, will be released by Knopf in March 2016. He’s on Twitter @JonLeeWriter.

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.

Ariel Lewiton

Ariel Lewiton
Contributing Editor
Ariel Lewiton is a writer, editor, and teacher. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Vice, The Paris Review Daily, Tin House online, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. She teaches online for the University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Certificate in Writing program. She tweets occasionally @ariellewiton.

Interns

Will Harrison, Ana Espinoza, Mary Kearney-Brown, Brenda Wang and Kristina Tate.

Co-Founders

Joshua Jones and Elizabeth Onusko