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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

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

madison bernath
managing editor

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

brendon barnes
culture editor

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

allison pinkerton
creative editor

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

rachel kolman
contributing culture editor

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