Founded in 1994, Thin Air is published once a year in print and online on an ongoing basis. We operate out of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.

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2018-19 Thin Air Magazine Staff

Faculty Advisor – Lawrence Lenhart’s first collection of essays is The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage (Outpost19). His work has been published in Conjunctions, Fourth Genre, Passages North, and Prairie Schooner. Lenhart teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at Northern Arizona University and is the reviews editor of DIAGRAM.


Editor-in-Chief – Weldon Ryckman is working on his MFA, troubleshooting GIS, and wondering about invasive species.

Nonfiction editor – Jamie Shrewsbury

Fiction Editors – addytentrocks1 (2)Addyson Santese is a creative writing student in the MFA program at Northern Arizona University. She enjoys hiking, camping, and nature photography, and often returns home to Colorado.

Fiction Editor – Nick Carassanesi

Poetry Editor – Margarita Cruz

Web Editor, Visual Arts Editor – Mark Alvarez once made the president of Chanel laugh while wearing a shirt with a corpse on it, which pretty much sums up his life.

Editor-at-Large – Mekenzie Dyer is an Arizona native currently in the MFA program at Northern Arizona University, where she also received her BSED in English Secondary Education. At this point, her plan is to teach and write and hopefully make money somehow in between. She specializes in poetry and fiction and her interests include coming of age experiences and the exploration of the use of violence.