Issue 556 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


April 2022


Yasmine Ameli teaches creative writing through the Loft Literary Center, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY, Ploughshares, and Black Warrior Review. She lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.


Alison Clement’s essay in this issue is from her memoir in progress, the writing of which has led to much questioning of her past decisions as well as philosophical handwringing about the meaning of an individual life in this time of climate crisis. She lives in Oregon with her family.


John Fulton teaches at the University of Massachusetts Boston and enjoys getting around the city by bike. He’s the author of three books of fiction, including The Animal Girl. His newest book, The Flounder, is forthcoming from Blackwater Press.


Anne Lamott is the author of seven novels and several books of nonfiction about faith, writing, and motherhood, most recently, Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage. She lives in California, and you can follow her on Twitter: @annelamott.


Alison Luterman has been working on two musicals, practicing scales, and taking hikes in the parks around her home in Oakland, California. She keeps an eye on the horizon, watching for smoke. On clear days it’s still beautiful. Her latest book of poetry is In the Time of Great Fires.


Daniel McDermon is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times and on PBS and WNYC. He was once paid to write a motorcycle review, which fulfilled one of his childhood dreams. He lives with his wife and three children in Brooklyn, New York.


John Paul Scotto is the pseudonym of an author who lives in Virginia with his wife and many animals. He is currently finishing an autobiographical novel.


Emily Sernaker is a writer and educator who lives in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, and McSweeney’s.


Maureen Stanton’s first personal essay was published in The Sun in 1991. In the three decades since she has published two books, most recently Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood. She lives, writes, and swims in Maine.



Nicola Beuscher is a photographer, diarist, and aspiring bookbinder. She lives in Rhode Island and works as a software developer.


Michael Galinsky is a filmmaker, photographer, and musician who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Roshni Adi Jokhi is grateful to be working as a teacher and living in the Northwest, where she is surrounded by grandeur.


Lodiza LePore, after years of feeling like a misfit, found her true self in the darkroom. She now rarely goes anywhere without a camera. Her work has appeared in The Photo Review and SHOTS. She lives in Bennington, Vermont.


Jonathan Moldover is a retired physician who lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. A photographer since fifth grade, he is photographing craftspeople for a project.


Virginia Wait is an educator who lives in Los Angeles. When not teaching, she takes photos, reads historical fiction, and sings karaoke in Little Tokyo.


Harry Wilson is a relatively unknown photographer and backwater malcontent who changes houses every forty years. He recently moved from Bakersfield, California, to Sparks, Nevada.


Lloyd Wolf is a photographer and educator whose work has been in more than 150 exhibitions. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.


On The Cover

Forest Woodward grew up developing photos in the basement of his home in the North Carolina mountains. He was captivated by the images appearing from nothing and terrified of the copperhead snakes that took up residence near the processing trays. To this day he regards photography with a mix of fear and wonder. He took the image on this month’s cover in 2018 at a Jack White concert in New York City.

image © Lloyd Wolf

Editor and Founder
Sy Safransky

Senior Editor
Andrew Snee

Art Director
Robert Graham

Digital-Media Director
David Mahaffey

Associate Editors
Derek Askey
Finn Cohen
Nancy Holochwost

Editorial Associate
& Photo Editor

Rachel J. Elliott

Editorial Assistant
Staci Kleinmaier

Seth Mirsky

Rob Bowers

Associate Publisher
Holly McKinney

Director of Development
& Outreach

Molly House

Reader Services Manager
Chrystal Pitt

Reader Services

Shani Armstrong

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Manuscript Reading
Dave Hart
Paula Jolin
Gillian Kendall
Hank Stephenson

Erica Berkeley
Jill Cooper

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