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Philip Runia

Associate Fiction Editor

Philip is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. At the University of Iowa, they earned a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, English and Creative Writing, and a minor degree in Cinema. While engaging with the arts community in Iowa City, their work has been published in the Daily Iowan, Little Village Magazine, and Fools Magazine. Additionally, they have served as a Fiction Editor for Earthwords, a literary review. As an editor, they find purpose in facilitating the shine of underrepresented and innovative writers, all while growing in their own writing. Philip’s writing focuses on ideas of generational trauma and belonging, affectation, and the awkward balance between planes of existence. They are always on the brink of laughing, screaming, or singing at the top of their lungs.