X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine’s vision is to publish uncomfortable, entertaining, and unforgettable prose that shines brighter than the skeleton in your body, prose that sees through the skin and reveals something deeper. We work hard to give our readers the best authors on the planet.
|Founding Editor||Jennifer Greidus|
|Managing Editor||Crow Jonah Norlander|
|Consulting Editor||Chris Dankland|
|Creative Nonfiction Editor||Jo Varnish|
|Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor||Michael Todd Cohen|
|Assistant Fiction Editors||Graham Irvin|
|Features Editor||Rebecca Gransden|
|Acquisitions Editor||Liz Crowder|
|Social Media||Sean Littlefield Chumley|
Megan Carlson is a writer and nonprofit communications professional living in Chicago. Her short stories have appeared in Bluestem, Hypertext Magazine, Tiny Molecules, and others. Find her on Twitter at @MegsCarlson.
Sean Littlefield Chumley is a Chicago-based writer, optician and baker. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently at work on a novel. He’d love to stay and chat but he has cookies in the oven.
Michael Todd Cohen’s work appears in Columbia Journal, JMWW Journal and HAD, among others. He lives with his husband and two dogs, by a rusty lighthouse, in Connecticut. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Goucher College. You can find him on twitter @mtoddcohen.
Elizabeth Crowder is a writer and law librarian based in Philadelphia, PA. She’s currently working on her first fantasy novel. She is also co-editor of The Sartorial Geek magazine. You can find her on Instagram @thelizcrowder.
Tyler Dempsey lives in Alaska where he is a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. His hobbies? Literature, mountaineering, gardening, dogs, and music.
Tyler Dillow lives in Wichita, Kansas. He writes poetry and fiction and was the Poetry Editor for Mikrokosmos/MOJO. He hopes one day to start his own press.
Nick Farriella is a writer from New Jersey. His fiction has appeared in New World Writing, McSweeney’s, Joyland, Hobart, and elsewhere. He’s on Twitter @nick_farriella
Rebecca Gransden lives on an island. She is published at Tangerine Press, Burning House Press, Muskeg, Ligeia, and Silent Auctions, among others. Her books are anemogram., Rusticles, and Sea of Glass.
Kaitlin Hanrahan lives in Philly & is originally from North Carolina. She has an MFA in Creative Writing & BA in French from UNC Wilmington, and would like to remind you that her stomach hurts.
Graham Irvin is from North Carolina. He has writing in BULL: Men’s fiction, Back Patio Press, Punk Lit Press, and The Nervous Breakdown. He wants to cook liver mush for the whole world.
KKUURRTT writes and Adobe Creative Suites.
T.J. Larkey lives in the desert.
Crow Jonah Norlander lives in Maine with his family of humans and hounds. He is the co-editor of HAD.
Gauraa Shekhar lives in Manhattan with her husband and young dachshund. She is a Founding Editor of No Contact, and the Interviews Editor at Maudlin House.
Jo Varnish is raising her three kids and four rescue dogs outside of NYC. A freelance writer and literary writer, Jo is in the final stages of her MFA.
Becca Yenser is a queer writer from Oregon. They received their MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University. They are the author of the poetry chapbook Too High and Too Blue In New Mexico (Dancing Girl Press). A collection of creative nonfiction flash, The Grief Lottery, is forthcoming from ELJ Editions in 2021. They live in New Mexico with their cat, NJ.
-Alistair McCartney, author of The Disintegrations
-Troy James Weaver, author of Temporal
-Eîlot Tuerie, publisher at Wasted Books
-Stephen Mortland, a super X-R-A-Y contributor
-Aldous Huxley, our biggest fan