Scintilla is an independent literary arts journal looking for new voices. While we are not walking away from traditional print publication, we are embracing digital publication in new formats. As we move forward in this domain, we may explore other types of publication such as novels, short story collections, and poetry collections.

Scintilla Press was founded March 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri and is now in Conway, Arkansas as of July 2012. Currently, we do not pay writers for their work, because the magazine is a money-losing venture. If we ever reach the point where we cover more than our costs, we will gladly change course.


Tim Lepczyk is a writer and editor living in Conway, AR. His focus is fiction, but occasionally he writes poetry and nonfiction. A graduate of the University of Nebraska’s creative writing master’s program, Tim has editorial experience working on Prairie Schooner, the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and was an editor for the Code4Lib Journal. He created Scintilla not only to publish new and emerging writers, but to work with writers in order to develop their skills. For more information visit Tim’s websitefollow him on Twitter, or email him.

Managing Editor

Tim Lepczyk

Fiction Editor

Sam Snoek-Brown

Poetry Editor

Anushah Jiwani

Nonfiction Editor

Jennifer Case

Editorial Assistants

Joshua Beggs
Aubrey Jarvis
Adam Nick

Former Staff

Mark Barr (Fiction Editor)
Daniel Grear (Managing Editor)
Chuck Rybak (Poetry Editor)
Zöe Calhoun (Editorial Assistant)
Adam Nick (Editorial Assistant)