1966 is a collaboration among these people:


Kelly Grey Carlisle’s memoir, We Are All Shipwrecks, is forthcoming from Sourcebooks. Her creative nonfiction appears in Ploughshares, Salon, The New England Review, The Sun, River TeethSubtropics, and The Rumpus. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Managing Editor

Nipuni Gomes is a blogger and writer specializing in fiction, creative non-fiction, and technical writing. She was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Honduras, and currently resides in Texas. Her hobbies include reading and working on her novel. She takes inspiration from great writers like Enid Blyton, Ernest Hemingway, Jonathan Stroud, William Faulkner, and Zadie Smith.

Associate Editors

Alexsandra Rojas was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for various literary programs, including the Trinity Review Literary Magazine and Gemini Ink, the San Antonio literary arts non-profit. She is pursuing a dual profession in writing as well as medicine and enjoys reading, drawing, and baking in her spare time. She draws writing inspiration from a diverse range of authors, from Patricia Briggs to Aldous Huxley.

Jennifer Jussel is a writer and freelancer from Austin, Texas, who is drawn to writing by its power to reshape perspectives, lives, and societies. She mainly writes realistic fiction and creative nonfiction, but has also published poetry in anthologies such as Frontage Roads magazine and A Celebration of American Poets. In her spare time she enjoys working on her novel, playing the piano and the marimba, and exploring unsafe hiking trails. While she enjoys reading the work of modern authors, she draws continual inspiration from the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, Kurt Vonnegut, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Harper Lee.

Joy Lazarus is an artist and writer who enjoys the simple, imperfect things in life. Through her paintings and writings she is able to express herself and connect with others on a personal level. Born and raised in Texas, she loves southern hospitality and hopes to extend it to others who come her way. She draws her inspiration from Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Zadie Smith.

Julia Camp is a writer from Houston, Texas, who enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction. In her free time, she works on her novel and engages on her greatest passion next to writing: soccer, which she has played competitively. Her favorite writers are Tim O’Brien, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Karina Duran is a writer from San Antonio, TX. She spent many childhood summers visiting her grandfather’s farm in rural Mexico, and captivated by a world so different from her own, she began to write stories about the lives of people within the village. Today, Karina enjoys walking and discovering new podcasts. She is especially interested in how literature can be used for opening and sustaining a dialogue between different cultures. Kevin Kling, Lyndsey Addario, and Ira Glass are a few writers who inspire her.

Maria Teresa Kamel is a writer from San Antonio, Texas. She takes a special interest in memoir and non-fiction, and enjoys writing about other people’s lives. She is particularly interested in social justice and peacemaking, and hopes that her writing can shed light on these issues and contribute to their solutions. Her favorite writers include Flannery O’Connor, Ray Bradbury, and Naguib Mahfouz.

All staff members read submissions and work on issue design.

Founding Editors

Mallory Conder
Paul Cuclis
Michael Garatoni
Spenser Stevens
Matt Stieb

1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction is published with the support of Trinity University of San Antonio, Texas and its English Department.