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Equinox is a student-run journal of contemporary literature and art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Our aim is to discover and nurture the voices of our diverse student body by creating an annual showcase of visual art, poetry, fiction, and drama.

We accept submissions from any UALR student. Equinox also awards prizes for the best submissions in poetry, fiction, and art each year. Please visit our submissions page to find out more and submit.

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Jeffrey Condran Heather K. Hummel

Jeffrey Condran and Heather Hummel are the Faculty Advisors of Equinox.

Allison OusnamerManaging Editor Allison Ousnamer is an English Major with a Creative Writing Minor. Ideally, she’d like to be paid to play World of Warcraft semi-professionally, but — failing that — plans to go into publishing after she graduates. Allison has an unhealthy addiction to romance novels, although her favorite author is Neil Gaiman and her favorite book is “American Gods” (which she’s fairly sure wasn’t supposed to be a romance novel). She spends most of her weekends watching Netflix and/or Youtube and is a quasi expert in modular origami and simulated rocket design and pilotry.

Casey OwenManaging Editor Casey Owen is a senior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Creative Writing. Mortal enemy of the sun, Casey starts his mornings around midnight and appreciates nothing more than good horror. He also enjoys anime and League of Legends. His plans after graduation are to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing and a career in general existence.

Savannah AdamsArt Editor Savannah Adams is an English major with minors in Linguistics and Geography. She has been a web developer, layout designer, and illustrator, and is interested in art as well as literature, print culture, and the digital humanities.

Tristan BetheaTristan Bethea is an English and Philosophy double major soon to graduate, but more importantly Tristan Bethea is not technically human: He is comprised of 21 cats operating a human suit and doing human things in it. There is a cat who thinks she is James Joyce, one who would like to be Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and another who plays Ghostface Killah at a dismaying level while the other cats discuss Foucault and Brian Wilson’s importance at an unnecessary volume. What binds them together, besides their bipedal disguise, is their incredible laziness and their relentless desire to drink at a bar, which they are barred from as none of them are 21.

Philip GrayPhilip Gray is a non-traditional writer who has reached out into surrealism with an atmospheric twist. He is currently working on a degree in Creative Writing, and his first novel. He prefers to read books that are heavy in atmosphere, horror (splatterpunk included), Bizarro, and sci-fi. In his spare time he creates writing prompts, plays video games and paper and pencil RPGs, trail runs, and collects horror movies.

Jared LemusJared Lemus is a guitarist aficionado who also plays bass. He’s a psychology major with a minor in creative writing. He’s recently been fortunate enough to become a first-time dad; his son, Jack, is the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Some of his writing influences are Palahniuk, Bukowski, Vonnegut, and Kerouac. So far his experience with writing can be summed up like this: necessary surgery without an anesthetic. Unlike most people, he’s usually spotted running into walls because his face is shoved in a book, not an iPhone. He currently shares his house with a bunny, a dog, and two turtles.

Cali MoritzCali Moritz is an art student currently working on her BFA with an emphasis in Painting and minors in Photography and Creative Writing.  Coffee addict, night blogger, and book hoarder, she has a passion for fantasy and science fiction with sociopolitical overtones and feminist themes. Post-graduation she intends to pursue an MFA in Painting.

Should you be interested in joining us either as an intern or volunteer, we’d love to have you.  Please email us at equinox@ualr.edu for more information.