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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.

saba

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.

ERIC

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 FugueGulf StreamPithead Chapel, and South Carolina Review, among others. He does indeed like milk (as required by his Wisconsin heritage), just not enough to drink it every day.

melissa

Nonfiction 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.

Robyn

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.

Zoë

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/.

AF

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.

AL2

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.

amber

Assistant Nonfiction Editor

Amber D. Dodd is a creative nonfiction writer, editor and sports journalist. Her nonfiction has appeared in Crepe & Penn Magazine. Amber received her Bachelors in Communication from Mississippi State University. She minored in Latin, solidifying her dream as a word snob. Amber enjoys seafood, thrifted, vintage clothes and quick-witted, dry humor. Born in Baltimore, she currently resides in Odenton, Maryland. In her free time, Amber enjoys zealously complementing Black womxn.

hayli

Assistant Nonfiction Editor

Hayli May Cox (she/her) is originally from Michigan where she earned her MA on the shores of Lake Superior. She is now a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri studying fiction, nonfiction, and gender studies. Her work and reviews have appeared in places like Grist Journal, DIAGRAM, Paper Darts, and Hippocampus Magazine.

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Managing Editor

Cynthia Brandon-Slocum teaches English and shovels snow 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.