Black Fox Literary Magazine was founded by Racquel Henry, Pamela Harris, and Marquita Hockaday. The three writers met during an MFA program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey.
Here at Black Fox, we publish both established and new writers. We welcome all fiction, but we especially like fiction from under-represented genres and styles.
Racquel Henry is first and foremost a writer. She is also a part-time English Professor and owns the writing center, Writer’s Atelier, in Winter Park, FL. Racquel writes literary, women’s, and recently YA fiction in hopes of having a novel published sometime in the near future. She also enjoys reading a variety of genres, and is currently obsessed with flash fiction. Some of her favorite authors include Joyce Carol Oates, Lorrie Moore, John Updike, and Sophie Kinsella. She earned an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Scarlet Sound, Blink-Ink, The Rusty Nail, Freight Train Magazine, Zest Literary Journal, Lotus-Eater Literary Magazine, and The Best of There Will Be Words 2014. You can follow her writing journey on her blog, “Racquel Writes.”
Pam Harris lives in Williamsburg, VA and spent seven years as a middle school counselor. Currently, she is interning at a family counseling center, and when she isn’t helping families resolve conflicts, she’s writing contemporary YA fiction (and has also recently started writing middle grade). Some of her favorite authors are Ellen Hopkins, Courtney Summers, Jodi Picoult, and Stephen King. You can also find her at the movie theaters every weekend or pretending to enjoy exercising. She received her MFA in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2012, and will soon receive her PhD in Counselor Education at the College of William and Mary.
Marquita “Quita” Hockaday also lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is an educator who has never been able to shake her love of writing and reading. There is always, always a book near her. Marquita is currently enjoying writing young adult (historical and contemporary)—and most recently wrote her first middle grade novel with co-editor, Pam. Some of her favorite authors are Laurie Halse Anderson, Blake Nelson, Cormac McCarthy and Joyce Carol Oates. Marquita also graduated with an MFA in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2012, and is beginning to work toward her doctoral degree in Virginia.
Copy Editor & Reader:
Elizabeth is a writer and freelance editor. She is managing editor at Population Research and Policy Review, and editorial assistant for the Journal of Proteome Research. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English (with a concentration in Creative Writing) from Arizona State University. When she is not writing, loitering in coffee shops, traveling with her husband, or playing with her grandchildren, you can find her in a quiet corner with her face in a book. Some of Elizabeth’s favorite authors include Anne Rice, Stephen King, Elizabeth Gilbert, Aimee Bender, J.K. Rowling, Tara Ison, and Stacey Richter. Elizabeth’s own creative work appears or is forthcoming in Mulberry Fork Review, Kalliope – A Consortium of New Voices, Black Fox Literary Magazine, and Apeiron Review.
Alicia Cole is a poet and fiction writer. She edits for Rampant Loon Press, and has interviewed for Bitch Magazine and motionpoems. Her creative writing is forthcoming in Vagrants Among Ruins, Torn Pages Anthology, Gadfly Online, Dawntreader and Lakeside Circus. She spends much of her time either freelancing or playing with a menagerie of animals. Updates on her writing and editing career can be found here: www.facebook.com/AliciaColewriter and https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6470571.Alicia_Cole.
Donna Compton lives just outside of Washington, D.C. and recently graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She began taking creative writing courses a few years ago, with a focus on short stories. Currently, she’s reading and writing a lot of flash fiction. Her other favorite genres include literary fiction, mystery, thriller, science fiction and fantasy.