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: Cassie Hayes
Fiction Editor: Liz Larson
Poetry Editor: Briget Laskowski
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Jacqulyn West
Scriptwriting Editor: Greg Smolarz

Fiction Readers:
Cassie Hayes
Pamela James
Edward Robson
Greg Smolarz

Creative Nonfiction Readers:
Cassie Hayes
Liz Larson

Poetry Readers:
Pamela James
Melinda Ruth
Edward Robson

Scriptwriting Readers:
Cassie Hayes
Briget Laskowski

Illustrated Narrative Readers:
Melinda Ruth

Art Committee:
Liz Larson
Melinda Ruth
Greg Smolarz

Audio Technician: Greg Smolarz

Supervising Editor: Dr. Jennifer Case