Equinox is a journal of contemporary literature and art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a forty-five year history of showcasing literature, interviews, and art.

We are now accepting submissions from undergraduates nationwide. Equinox awards prizes for the best fiction, poetry, and art each year. Please visit our submissions page for more information. The submission deadline for all work is January 20th.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates on upcoming events and publication opportunities @EquinoxUALR, or contact us via email at equinox@ualr.edu.



Jeffrey Condran       Heather K. Hummel

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

Managing Editor Joy Reinbold is an English major with a creative writing minor and a Cooper Honors Program member at UA Little Rock.  She works part time for the Main Library and plans on pursuing a career in Library Sciences to support her writing after graduation.  She’s thrilled to be interning with the Equinox for a second semester.  When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her hanging out with her 34 chickens, gardening with her husband, or otherwise enjoying Arkansas’ pleasant weather.

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Managing Editor Tyler Payne is a very unusual sort of person, though, hopefully, very likable. He is an English major with an emphasis in creative writing. He is also a member of the Cooper Honors program and the vice president of UA Little Rock’s Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. He has worked on Equinox for 2 years as treasurer, and this is his first year as Managing editor. He was born and raised in Mexico, the son of missionaries. Having no home culture, he seeks to create his own and finds acceptance in the society of other Missionary Kids and outcasts. He recently and rather devastatingly realized he was called to be a poet, and is currently waiting to understand what that means. He also likes to debate with his brother, a speech communications major, on how to properly communicate ideas.


Treasurer Jake-Alan Green is the epitome of a small-town country man, which is slowly changing as he is getting used to living in a big city. Growing up in Heber Springs, he attended ASU Heber Springs and transferred to UA Little Rock in the Fall of 2017. He is currently majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing. His dreams are large, consisting of wanting to be a poet and a world-class jeweler. He has an avid interest in literature, art, and poetry. In his spare time, you can find him listening to jazz records or reading dusty tomes that he finds in bookstores or antique shops. Of course, he couldn’t survive without visiting any art gallery in the immediate area of Little Rock and travels to see exhibitions when they are viewable to the public. So far, his journey has only just begun.

Secretary Kaitlin (Worley) Strain is a freelance writer, specializing in grants for for nonprofits, small businesses, and start-ups. She is a graduate of Hendrix College, with a degree in psychology, and is currently studying writing at UALR. She is also a board member for Firehouse Hostel & Museum and an avid volunteer within the local community.


Lindsey Fisher is an English major with an emphasis in creative writing and a member of the Cooper Honors Program.  When she is not writing poetry, or thinking about how she should be writing, you can find her hanging in a hammock or binge-watching cartoons; sometimes both at the same time. She is a lover of all things outdoors and would easily move out into the mountains in the middle of nowhere if she could somehow still get take-out food. She is always planning her next travel adventure and never likes to stay in one place for long. Her plans after graduation are to pursue a MFA in creative writing.

MéChelle Jones is a Senior here at UA Little Rock. She has been out of school for the past five years and is now returning to complete her major in English and her minor in creative writing. MéChelle is the mother to a beautiful two-year-old little girl and a surrogate mother to her two-year-old daughter’s brother. She enjoys reading, writing, and editing. On the flip side, MéChelle enjoys to binge-watch the ID and hang out with friends, laughing, and enjoying life; in the rare moments she is not enjoying life as a mother and a pet owner. Marlie is MéChelle’s eight-year-old Australian-Shepherd mix-breed dog who is just like her third “child”; or her “eldest son” as she likes to refer to him.  MéChelle hopes to learn a lot working with Equinox this semester!


Tracy Cook’s flexibility can be expressed on both sides of the Mississippi River. Tracy is pursuing a bachelor degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. He enjoys talking to people that he wouldn’t ordinarily talk to for the sake of learning something new. His writing consist of mostly scriptwriting and short stories, however, he has an interest in poetry. His goal of producing and publishing has driven him to intern at Equinox for a second semester.

Jakob Cumper is a creative writing Major nearing his final semester at UALR, he has traveled from coast to coast and enjoys a variety of activities from tabletop games to hiking. His primary interests are in fiction, poetry, and discussions about real world events. He is always looking forward to finding new friends and experiences wherever he goes and is thrilled to join the Equinox Team.

Jeremy Wade is a Junior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. As an English major who’s minoring in creative writing, he enjoys many different forms of writing from poetry to flash fiction to screen plays, as each medium has its own expectations and challenges. Wanting to learn the ropes of publishing Equinox was a wonderful opportunity that presented itself.


Ray  Waldon is a philosophy major, minoring in creative writing. Ray has always taken to the arts since elementary and is currently pursuing a career as an author while working as a freelance artist.




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.