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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 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.


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.


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

Ferris Wayne McDaniel currently lives and works as a copywriter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds an MFA in fiction from the University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop. His work has appeared in DIAGRAMPuerto del SolBellevue Literary ReviewThe Barcelona ReviewHobart, and elsewhere. He is from a small, Cajun town in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana called Mamou.


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. After, she moved to Paris, France for a few years and just recently moved back to the United States.  Currently, she teaches English at a progressive school in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work can be found in The Menteur and other publications. She has a forthcoming poetry chapbook, Leading with a Naked Body (2019), written in collaboration with Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.


Assistant Poetry Editor

Jennifer Huang was born in Rockville, Maryland to parents born in Taipei, Taiwan. She is currently an MFA candidate for Poetry at the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, where she received a Civitas Fellowship to teach for InsideOut Detroit. Her work has been published in The Blueshift JournalThe Oakland Review, tenderness lit, and elsewhere. She is still looking for home.


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.


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.


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.


Blog Editor

Frankie Martinez is a writer from Southern California. Along with her work at Sundog Lit, she edits podcast transcripts at Stereotype Life, writes stories for zines, and blogs about books, music, and her life at frankieiswriting.com.