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here at sinkhole, we’re explorers, not explainers – our goal is to chart the world's complexities, to resist the echo chamber, and to engage in the difficult work of empathy.

thanks for reading.



eric fershtman, editor

work in Soapbox, Seneca Review, BULL, and elsewhere. democritus lover, sock connoisseur.


madison bernath,  managing editor

work in the Orlando Sentinel, The Drunken Odyssey, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. devoted consumer of coffee, carbonara, and stories.


brendon barnes, culture editor

work in Portland Review, Bayou Magazine, and elsewhere. currently listening to a podcast instead of recording a podcast. cast iron game: immaculate.


allison pinkerton, creative editor

work in Image, and online at The Pinch, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. 2017 Kathy Fish Fellow at Smokelong Quarterly.


rachel kolman, contributing editor, culture

work in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Bustle, and elsewhere. has watched every season of the Real World/Road Rules challenge. give her your Westworld fan theories.


nickalus rupert, contributing editor, creative

work  in Pleiades, Passages North, The Literary Review, elsewhere. associate editor of Mississippi Review, washed-up drummer. 


sean ironman, design editor

work in The Writer's Chronicle, Nashville Review, Redivider, and elsewhere. PhD candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia.