About

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.

Who are We

Arkana is the graduate-run literary journal of the University of Central Arkansas. This online literary magazine launched its inaugural issue in November 2016. Our publication is staffed and edited by students in the Arkansas Writers’ MFA Program and accepts submissions from artists worldwide.

As part of an overlooked and often misunderstood region of the US, we’re drawn to an inclusive literary tradition that extends beyond our rich southern landscape. We strive to create a space that brings together diverse voices and champions stories that embody our mission.

We hope you find inspiration in these stories, poems, and essays. This is a place where every voice is part of a greater connected whole. Join our Arkana community–we can’t wait to read your work.

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Managing Editor: Kathy M. Bates
Fiction Editor: Carrie Lee South
Poetry Editor: Kathy M. Bates and Janet Holmes Uchendu
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Melanie A. Wilson
Script Editor: Thomas E. Moran
Illustrated Narrative Editor: Sydney Austin

Fiction Readers:
Morgan Adams
Kathy M. Bates
Scarlett Castleberry
Brandi Lynch
Charles F. Quaas
Carrie Lee South
Gabrielle Thurman
Amber J. Wagoner
Melanie A. Wilson

Poetry Readers:
Kathy M. Bates
Grace Burns
Jeremy Quinn
Savannah Moix-Rogers
Janet Holmes Uchendu
Zhihua Wang

Creative Nonfiction Readers:
Kathy M. Bates
Mako Duvall
Thomas E. Moran
Jeremy Quinn
Melanie A. Wilson

Script Readers:
Scarlett Castleberry
Mako Duvall
Savannah Moix-Rogers
Thomas E. Moran
Caitlin Smith
Amber J. Wagoner

Illustrated Narrative Readers:
Sydney Austin
Gabrielle Thurman
Thomas E. Moran

Audio Technician: Jesús Rivera

Undergraduate Interns: Mako Duvall and Gabrielle Thurman

Supervising Editor: Dr. Jennifer Case