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About Us

Since 2012, Sundog Lit has featured the very best in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art online. With each issue, we strive to bring readers work that sings, cracks, pumps, breaks, loves, and wails. We are honored to be a platform for artists to showcase their life-giving work, and we care deeply about participating in a loving, ethical, and supportive literary community.

We hope you like what we got going on. Check out our latest issue, or better yet, submit your own work. Got questions not answered here? Email us at sundoglit@gmail.com.


Managing Editor

Laura Citino is a fiction writer and essayist from southeastern Michigan. She received her MFA from Eastern Washington University in 2013, where she was Fiction Editor for Willow Springs. Her work has appeared in numerous journals in print and online, including Passages North, Bluestem, Sou’wester, Gigantic Sequins, and Blue Earth Review. She currently teaches in a program for academically talented youth in Kalamazoo, MI and can be found online at www.lauracitino.com

 Poetry Editor

Carrie Chappell is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She received a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop. Some of her poems and reviews have appeared in The VoltaParcelBone BouquetIowa ReviewJuked, and The Offending Adam. Currently, she is living in Paris, France.


Assistant Editor

Melissa Wiley is the author of Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena, an essay collection published by Split Lip Press. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in places like DIAGRAM, The Offing, Noble / Gas Qtrly, Juked, Drunken Boat, PANK, and Queen Mob’s Tea House. She wants to live inside a British period drama but is at work on a cross-genre book concerning the body’s vestigial organs instead.


Fiction Editor

Elizabeth Grimsley earned an MA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and an MFA from Eastern Washington University. She works as a freelance editor, and is the self-appointed Writer-in-Residence for Deer Park, Washington.


Fiction Reader

Alisia Leyva is currently pursuing an MA in Literature at Central Washington University located in Ellensburg, Washington. In addition, she works as a graduate assistant for Brooks Library. After teaching English in South Korea, she wanted to return to the field of editing and aspires to promote the love of literature.


Poetry Editor

Roy G. Guzmán is currently pursuing an MFA at The University of Minnesota. Born in Honduras and raised in Miami, FL, Roy has worked as an English instructor for several years. His work can be found in The Acentos Review, Notre Dame Review, Drunken Boat, Cartridge Lit, NonBinary Review, and The Best American Poetry Blog.


Nonfiction Editor

Berry Grass is originally from Kansas City, got their MFA in Tuscaloosa, and now lives & teaches writing in Philadelphia. Their chapbook, Collector’s Item, was published in 2014 by Corgi Snorkel Press. Their essays appear in The Normal SchoolBOAATBending Genre, Hobart, and Sonora Review, among other publications. When they aren’t reading your submissions, they’re probably watching pro wrestling. 


Web Designer

Cynthia Brandon-Slocum lives in Houghton, Michigan where she teaches college English. She has an MFA from Northern Michigan University. Her previous work can be found in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, North American Review, Southern Indiana Review, Arcadia, and Redivider.