The A-Team


Alliterati began life in the corridors and cafes of Newcastle University. Originally taking the form of a paper publication, passed around campus to keep art and literature students busy, it moved online in Autumn 2010. Since then, the magazine has grown rapidly in popularity, and now attracts submissions from all over the world.




Adam Thompson is an English Literature graduate. Joining Alliterati as a literature editor in 2014, he has a particular interest in dialogue, dark humour and sending unflattering photos of himself to friends. In his spare time he enjoys swearing, supporting Newcastle United (the two best done simultaneously) and reading on public transport. Favourite authors include Raymond Carver and William Faulkner but this is subject to change.



Currently in her second year studying Fine Art at Newcastle University, Anna Skulczuk grew up in a small town in Kent. Anna is primarily interested in painting and film, exploring portraiture, voyeurism, and the representation of women in the media. Most of all she loves to travel, spending her summers in India, South East Asia and Eastern Europe, among other far-flung places. Her favourite artists are Salvador Dali, Martha Rosler and Jonathan Yeo.


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Hazel is a recent addition to the team, and as someone that is passionate about both creating and viewing art, she already loves her role as art editor. She is currently studying Fine Art at Newcastle University, working primarily in film and digital collage.



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Emily Owens is a Northern Writers’ Awards and Blackwell’s Prize winner, and graduate of Northumbria University’s MA Creative Writing program. Writing under the name E.M. Killaley, her work has appeared in Papaya Press’ Tender Bodies, We Wrote a Book: An Anthology of Stories, Alliterati, and Underground; her academic writing has appeared in the Eudora Welty Review under her orthonym. She has worked with literary journals since 2006, spending time as editor and assistant editor at various publications. In 2015 she founded an online flash fiction writing community, Palm-Sized Prompts.

She lives in Gateshead, works at Mslexia, and maintains a writing blog that can be found here.



Hannah joined the Alliterati Team in 2016 as a Literature Editor. A current MA student of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, she runs creative writing workshops and is also an avid blogger, providing creative sorts with writing prompts and inspiration here. She is currently working on her debut novel, which we await with great anticipation. She spends an inordinate amount of time with her dog Charlie.


In its current incarnation, Alliterati has had some incredible input from some amazing people. We would like to give special acknowledgement to some of our former team members who put bucketfuls of love into the project, but have since had to move on to other exciting things…

Caitlan Zufelt – Literature Editor 2013-2016

James Ricketts – Arts Editor 2012-2015

Bethany Herbertson – Chief Editor 2014-2015

Felicity Powell – Literature Editor, 2011-2014

Maria Abbott – Arts Editor 2012-2014

Jenny Danes – Literature Editor 2014-2016

Owain Flanders – Literature Editor 2014

Samantha New – Literature Editor 2013-2015

Sophie Whitehead – Literature Editor, 2013-14

Fay Codona – Publicity, Literature Editor, 2012-13 

Saschk Drakos – Senior Editor, 2011-14

Charlotte Valetta – Publicity 2012

Sarah Bell – Publicity 2012-13

Bethany Rogers – Senior Editor, 2011-12, sub-editor 2009-10

Sarah Skinner – Senior Editor 2011-12, Sub-editor 2009-10.

Rob Battersby – Correspondent, 2012-13.

Paul Johnson – Art Editor 2011-12.

Charlotte Mountford – Senior Editor 2011-12, Sub-editor 2009-10.

Sherezade Garcia Rangel – Senior Editor 2009-10.

Diana Afandor Vargas  – Art Editor 2009-10.

The Alliterati Team also would like to give special thanks to Neringa Stonyte, the fabulous artist who created our logo. You can see more of her work here.

With each issue, a small number of sub-editors help us to shortlist submitted work and promote the issue. Details of these fabulous people can be found in the list of editors published at the back of each individual issue.

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