Equinox is a journal of contemporary literature at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. For almost fifty years, we have been publishing vivid, memorable, and satisfying writing from the Arkansas region and beyond. We accept submissions from undergraduate student nationwide. Each year, Equinox awards the David Jauss Fiction Prize and the Jo McDougall Poetry Prize to best work. Please visit our submissions page for more information.
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Kathy Bates is a postbaccalaureate student at UA Little Rock pursuing a BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She is the managing editor of Equinox, a member of the William G. Cooper, Jr. Honors Program, Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society, and recipient of the 2019 Alma K. Dougherty Award for Creative Writing. Kathy’s work has appeared in Necessary Fiction, as well as multiple anthologies. When she is not writing, getting lost in a book, or distracted by her own thoughts, she enjoys gaming and binge-watching Netflix.
Grayson Treat is a senior at UA Little Rock pursuing a BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. He is the assistant editor of Equinox as well as a member of the William G. Cooper, Jr. Honors Program. His work has appeared in Necessary Fiction and elsewhere. After graduating, he plans to pursue an MFA.
Lela Belleton is a junior at UA Little Rock pursuing a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing. Between work and school, she spends her spare time with her beloved pitbull, Affy, and writing poetry and fiction. Though Lela has many interests, she often finds herself lost in nature or at a coffee shop, experimenting with different local blends. After graduating, she intends to obtain her MFA and continue on to write and ghostwrite.
Harrison Hudson is a junior at UA Little Rock pursuing a BA in English and minor in Linguistics. He is a Donaghey Scholar, a member of the William G. Cooper, Jr. Honors Program, and sports editor of the UA Little Rock Forum. In his spare time, Hudson works on comedy video skits, plays volleyball, and attempts to write songs and short fiction.
Trinity McCracken-Howard is a senior at UA Little Rock. She is pursuing a major in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Mass Media and a minor in Creative Writing and Digital Graphics. As a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps, she volunteers with the Pirate Fest in Texas. She also enjoys cosplaying, gaming, and crafting.
Elaine Rawlinson is a senior at UA Little Rock pursuing a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her work has been featured in Lonoke County’s Spotlight (2015) and her photography was published in Kayla I. Shown-Dean’s Autumn Leaflets (2014). Her goals are to sing, write, and become a counselor.
Brianna Smith is a junior at UA Little Rock majoring in English with a minor in Creative Writing. She graduated from the UA Pulaski Tech and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. She writes and illustrates stories, crochets hats and scarfs for the patients at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and makes costumes for Comic Con. Her children’s jewelry line premiered at the House of Art Little Rock. She plans on working as a freelance author or journalist.
Tonya Webb is a nontraditional student pursuing a BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She is on the Chancellor’s list, a member of the William G. Cooper, Jr. Honors Program and Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, and a recipient of several scholarships, including the William G. Cooper, Jr. award. Tonya is a Work-Study Student Assistant in the UA Little Rock English Department, and part of the UA Little Rock Orientation & Transitions team. In her spare time, she enjoys writing and spending time with her Havanese dog, Cesar. After graduating, she will attend William H. Bowen School of Law to pursue a Juris Doctorate.
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