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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 Nonfiction/Blog Editor

Melissa Wiley is the author of Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena (Split Lip Press, 2017). Her creative nonfiction has appeared in places like The Rumpus, DIAGRAM, Phoebe, Waxwing, The Offing, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Juked, Noble / Gas Qtrly, and PANK. She lives in Chicago.


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.


Assistant Poetry Editor

Leela Chantrelle is a poet and literature enthusiast hailing from San Francisco, California. She received a Bachelor’s in English and Creative Writing from Cornell University in 2014 and has since moved to Paris, France. Currently, she teaches English Literature in a bilingual school in the city.


Assistant Poetry Editor

Jennifer Huang is a second generation Taiwanese American poet and artist. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Blueshift Journal, The Oakland Review, tenderness yea, and more. She was born in Rockville, Maryland and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.


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.