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||Tyler Engström|
Kira K. Homsher
|Features Editor||Rebecca Gransden|
|Acquisitions Editor||Liz Crowder|
|Reviews Editor||Evan Williams|
|Social Media||Sean Littlefield Chumley|
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 law librarian and co-founder of The Sartorial Geek magazine. She is also an Associate Editor for Uncharted Magazine. Her writing appears in SmokeLong Quarterly, Pithead Chapel, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. 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.
Tyler Engström is a digital farmer/artisanal producer of scalable content and farm-2-table works of literature for an audience of cultural taste makers.
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.
Kira K. Homsher is a writer from Philadelphia, soon to move west with her boy and dog. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Passages North, Barrelhouse, Hobart, DIAGRAM, and others. You can find her at kirahomsher.com and tweeting @bogcritter.
Claire Hopple is the author of four books. Her fiction has appeared in Hobart, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, New World Writing, and others. More at clairehopple.com.
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.
CK Kane is an American writer living in London. She wrote and directed the feature film Behind Some Dark Cloud and is working on her first novel.
KKUURRTT writes and Adobe Creative Suites.
T.J. Larkey lives in the desert.
Jillian Luft is a Florida native currently residing in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Hobart, Expat Press, Booth, The Forge Literary Magazine, and other publications. Find her on Twitter @JillianLuft.
Crow Jonah Norlander lives in Maine with his family of humans and hounds. He is the co-editor of HAD.
Nicholas Rall is a writer living above a restaurant that only serves one meal.
Luz Rosales is a fiction writer from Los Angeles. Their work has appeared in Strange Horizons, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Black Telephone Magazine, and elsewhere. They are an editor for Lupercalia Press and Ginger Bug Press and a reader for Farside Review and The Gamut Mag. They can be found on Twitter @TERRORCORES.
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.
Alisha Wexler is a New York-based writer and critic from Las Vegas. You can read her fiction in ExPat Press, X-R-A-Y Lit Mag, and NPC Film Festival’s magazine and her poetry only if you are her lover. She has covered art, fashion, design, and music for The Observer, Surface, Flood Magazine, and Artsy.
Evan Williams is a poet and essayist from the cornfields of the Midwest. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Pleiades, and Joyland, among others. He is the author of CLAUSTROPHOBIA, SURPRISE! (HAD Chaps, 2022), and can be found on Twitter @evansquilliams.
-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 fa