About Us

Sundog Lit is committed to publishing pieces that engage with tension, introspection, empathy, considered positionality, thoughtful form play, emotional courage, and musicality.

Sundog Lit is equally committed to uplifting voices from all corners in hopes of breaking down ideas of who is widely read and rebelling against normative power structures that stifle expression.

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 intersectional 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.


Poetry Editor

Saba Keramati is a Chinese-Iranian writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her MFA from UC Davis, where she was a Dean’s Graduate Fellow for Creative Arts. Her poems appears in Michigan Quarterly Review, AGNI, Passages North, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Vagabond City Lit, and other publications. You can follow her on Twitter @sabzi_k or at www.sabakeramati.com.


Fiction Editor

Eric Rasmussen has lived in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for most of his life. He earned his MFA in Fiction from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, founded the regional literary journal Barstow & Grand, and has placed stories in Third Coast, North American Review, Fugue, Blue Mesa Review (2022 Fiction Contest winner), and Pithead Chapel, among others. He does indeed like milk, just not enough to drink it every day. www.theotherericrasmussen.com


Assistant Fiction Editor

Robyn Ritchie is a Southern writer tragically and inexplicably transplanted to the Northeastern Seaboard. Her fiction can be found in the Southeast Review and Southern Indiana Review. She complains at robynritchie.com.


Assistant Fiction Editor

Zoë Raine recently traded Marquette (MI) snow for Bellingham (WA) rain and is months away from receiving her MFA at Western Washington University. She has worked for Passages North, Fractured Lit, and Bellingham Review. Her work is featured (or forthcoming) in The Hunger, Maudlin House, Lost Balloon, Invisible City, A Velvet Giant, and Defunkt Magazine. You can find her on Twitter @ZoRaineMaki1 and on her website https://www.zoeraine.net/.


Assistant Poetry Editor

Alyssa Froehling received her MFA from Ohio State in 2021 and her poems appear or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Puerto Del Sol, The Pinch, and elsewhere. Find her at alyssummaritimum.com.


Assistant Poetry Editor

Anthony Thomas Lombardi is a Pushcart-nominated poet, organizer, activist, and educator. He is the founder, host, and curator for Word is Bond, a community-centered reading series that raises funds for transnational relief efforts and mutual aid organizations. Previously, he has read, written, and organized for the Adroit Journal, served as assistant director for Polyphony Lit‘s Summer Scholars Program, among other ventures. His work has appeared or will soon in Guernica, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn with his cat, Dilla. You can keep up with his poems, political tirades, and Amy Winehouse obsession on his Instagram @prettytoneywrites.


Nonfiction Editor

Shze-Hui Tjoa is a writer from Singapore who lives in London, UK. Her creative nonfiction can be found in Colorado Review, Southeast Review, So To Speak, and elsewhere. She particularly enjoys writing that is lyrical, brave, and intelligent with its form. You can connect with her on Instagram @shzehui or on her website.


Nonfiction Editor

Christy Tending (she/they) is a climate justice activist and writer. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Catapult, Electric Literature, trampset, The Citron Review, and Barren Magazine, among many others. She grew up in Maryland, and now lives with her family and their two cats (Dorothy and Harriet) in Oakland, California. You can learn more about her work at www.christytending.com or follow her on Twitter @christytending.


Nonfiction Editor

Kimberly Rooney 高小荣 is a Chinese-American adoptee from Jiangsu Province. They now live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with their cat Toaster. Their writing has appeared in The Offing, Longleaf Review, Chestnut Review, Waxwing Magazine, and more, and they have received recognition as a 2022 Best of the Net Finalist and support from City Books. When they aren’t writing or working, they enjoy calligraphy, singing, and crocheting. You can find them at kimrooneywrites.com or on Twitter or Instagram as @kimlypso.


Managing Editor

Cynthia Brandon-Slocum teaches English in Houghton, MI. You can find some of her essays in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, North American Review, RedividerWater~Stone Review, and Southern Indiana Review.


Blog & Social Media Editor

Alex Sagona is a Filipino-and Italian-American who earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University, where he taught undergraduate creative writing as an Associate Instructor. His fiction has appeared in The Normal School and Colorado Review, among others. He currently resides in Baltimore, where he works as a senior copywriter, science writer, and ghostwriter. He’s the co-creator (with Nick Viglietta) of That’s Right Worldwide, the production company behind Bad Batch and Your Last Rite. Visit his website to learn more.


Blog & Social Media Editor

Aleina Grace Edwards is a writer from Los Angeles. She studied communication and art history at the University of Pennsylvania and is getting her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Nevada Reno-Tahoe. She’s the managing editor of the Sierra Nevada Review, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Chicago Review of Books, Heavy Feather Review, The McNeese Review and The Dillydoun Review, among others. Find her online @aleina__grace or aleinagraceedwards.com.



Blog & Social Media Editor

Brianna Cockett-Mamiya is a fiction writer from Honolulu, Hawaii. She earned her MFA from UC Davis and now resides in Los Angeles.