Who We Are

Bracken is an open-minded magazine with a preference for magic realism. 

Inspired by old world storytelling with roots in the wood's shadows, we embrace both the literary and the fantastic.

Alina Rios
Editor, Founder

Alina spent the first part of her life in St. Petersburg, Russia, and now lives in Seattle. Her work has appeared in Apex Magazine, Stone TellingGrievous AngelZetetic, and others. Follow Alina on Twitter @alinassoul or visit her website: alinarios.com.

Jed Myers
Poetry Editor

A Philadelphia native, Jed discovered poetry early. He studied Creative Writing at Tufts University where he first edited a literary magazine. He then trained in psychiatry, and has maintained a therapy practice in Seattle for many years. Jed’s been active in the evolution of Seattle’s open-mic poetry community. His work’s appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Crab Creek Review, many other journals, and several anthologies. He’s the author of Watching the Perseids (Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award) and two chapbooks. Honors include Southern Indiana Review’s Editors’ Award, the Literal Latte Poetry Award, and the McLellan Poetry Prize.

Erin Slomski-Pritz
Assistant Poetry Editor

Erin is a poet and aspiring audio journalist. She has been known to carry collections of poems on long canoe trips and recite her favorites on tops of mountains. By day, she works at a Seattle-based arts nonprofit; by night, she brews potions and reads for Bracken.

V. Wesley
Fiction First Reader

V. writes when she has the time and reads when Alina sends things her way. She likes it when people tell her their stories. Sometimes she writes those down too.

Alina Rios and Piper Robert

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