April Gray Wilder

Editorial Advisor and
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Mark Ari

Fiction Editor
Elise Burke

Poetry Editors
Grant Kittrell
Iris Mahan

Managing Editor for the Online Magazine & Copyeditor
Sarah Cotchaleovitch

Assistant Editor
Vanessa Wells Beeson

Audio Engineer
Tom Kraemer

Editorial Assistants
Ash Kemker
Shannon Pulusan
Becca Titus

Tiffany Butler
Sid Chanel
Cai Doran
Angie Johns
Joseph Lusi
Tiffany Tarczynski

Editors Emeriti
Sarah Cotchaleovich
Melissa Milburn
Alex Pucher
Blair Romain
Thelma Young

Mission & History

Flock literary journal opens space for boundary-pushing literature by publishing emotionally resonant work that is strange yet familiar, surprising but grounded, and softly experimental in form, language, or content.

Founded in 2002 by Mark Ari (author, musician, and artist) and students as Fiction Fix, Flock has long been home to a broad range of styles, with a core interest in risky and bold work that might not find a home at more traditional journals. In order to make room for multiple genres, the journal was renamed Flock in 2016. We now publish creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry twice a year: a general issue in the spring and a themed issue in the fall, each with selected web features.