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: 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