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: Jesús Rivera
Fiction Editor: Victoria Mays
Poetry Editor: Edward Robson
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Jennifer McCune
Script Editor: Caitlin Smith
Illustrated Narrative Editor:

Fiction Readers:
Sydney Austin
Kathy Bates
Brandi Lynch
Victoria Mays
Jesús Rivera
Carrie South

Poetry Readers:
Kathy Bates
Pamela James
Garrett Long
Brandi Lynch
Edward Robson
Zhihua Wang

Creative Nonfiction Readers:
Jennifer McCune
Thomas Moore
Sydney Austin

Scriptwriting Readers:
Kathy Bates
Thomas E. Moran
Caitlin Smith
Jesús Rivera

Audio Technician: Jesús Rivera

Supervising Editor: Dr. Jennifer Case