About

Arkana lives in the Arkansas Writers’ MFA Program at the University of Central Arkansas. The magazine was spawned in Spring 2016 and launched its inaugural issue in November that same year. This fully online publication is staffed and edited by graduate students and accepts submissions from the whole universe at large.

Our Mission

Arkana seeks and fosters a sense of shared wonder by publishing inclusive art that asks questions, explores mystery, and works to make visible the marginalized, the overlooked, and those whose voices have been silenced.

Masthead – Who We Are

Managing Editor: Zhihua Wang
Fiction Editor: Liz Larson
Poetry Editor: Melinda Ruth
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Jennifer McCune
Script Editor: Caitlin Smith
Illustrated Narrative Editor: Jesús Rivera

Fiction Readers:
Liz Larson
Pamela James
Victoria Mays
Jesús Rivera

Creative Nonfiction Readers:
Jennifer McCune
Liz Larson
Pamela James
Caitlin Smith

Poetry Readers:
Liz Larson
Pamela James
Melinda Ruth
Zhihua Wang

Scriptwriting Readers:
Caitlin Smith
Jesús Rivera

Illustrated Narrative Readers:
Liz Larson
Jesús Rivera

Audio Technician: Melinda Ruth

Supervising Editor: Dr. Jennifer Case