Equinox is a journal of contemporary literature and art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a half-century history of showcasing literature, interviews, and art. We are in search of creative work that presents memorable situations, impresses with vivid language and satisfies with fully developed characters.

We are now accepting submissions from undergraduates nationwide in addition to UA Little Rock alumni and UA Little Rock graduate students. The magazine offers the Equinox/David Jauss Prizes in Fiction, Poetry, and Art. The prizes include cash awards of $100 each. Please visit our submissions page for more information. The deadline for submitting all work is February 1, 2019.

You can follow us on Facebook and contact us via email at equinox@ualr.edu.


Jeffrey Condran       Heather K. Hummel

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

A native of Little Rock, Madison Brown is a Senior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is majoring in English with minors in Linguistics and Creative Writing. Madison is a member of the William G. Cooper, Jr. Honors Program, co-Editor of the Equinox literary magazine, and an Editorial Assistant with Braddock Avenue Books. She plans to pursue a job in the publishing field postgraduate school. In her free time, you can find her reading, writing, or slingin’ scoops at a local ice cream shop.


Kathy Bates is a post-baccalaureate student currently pursuing a degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She is a co-editor of Equinox and a member of the William G. Cooper, Jr. Honors Program. Kathy has published a few short stories and is working toward her goal to publish a full-length novel. When she is not writing, getting lost in a book, or distracted by her own thoughts, she enjoys watching Asian ‘dramas’ and volunteering/trooping with the Diamond Garrison, the Arkansas Chapter of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers.


Tracy Cook’s flexibility can be expressed on both sides of the Mississippi River. Tracy is pursuing a bachelors 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.


Dwight Smith Jr. is an English major at UALR. He aspires to compose something creative and inspirational.  Dwight always credits his daughter, S. Angel Smith, for motivating him to pursue a degree in hopes of providing a better future for her.  She is the sunlight in his dark world.



Kristina Yarberry is a graduate student at UA Little Rock, pursuing her M.A. in Professional and Technical Writing. The emphasis of her studies is on editing–which she loves–and she hopes to tie it in with her passion for design and storytelling. In her spare time, she can be found playing video games, spending time with her many dogs, or babysitting her precious niece, Gracie (also known as her favorite human). As a veteran of the Equinox staff, Kristina is happy to be back and is looking forward to being a part of the new team!


Derrick Floyd is a Senior at UA Little Rock and is a Psychology major seeking to attain a PhD in clinical therapy. He is also a Creative Writing minor, leading him to team with the Equinox internship here at UA Little Rock. With this minor Derrick seeks to hopefully gain the skills he needs to one day be able to publish a piece worth selling. His greatest skills in writing are housed in poetry which he writes frequently in his past time. The courses of Creative Writing have widened the world of writing for him as he continues to want to flourish as a more accomplished writer.


James Watts is a senior at UA Little Rock majoring in Web Design with a minor in English. He takes particular interest in the differences and similarities between the language humans use with each other and how they attempt to communicate with computers. When not busy with school, he spreads himself thin between time with his wife and two dogs, serving tacos, playing as a washed-up musician, owning short-term rentals and slowly remodeling their ancient home.



Heidi Clement is a senior at UA Little Rock.  She is double-majoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Computer Science.  She spends most of her free time with her two sons.  If she happens to have any spare time between family, school, and work. She likes tabletop gaming or reading books; most frequently in the fantasy or urban fantasy settings.


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.