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Aram Mrjoian is a writer, editor, critic, and educator. He is an editor-at-large at the Chicago Review of Books, an associate fiction editor at Guernica, and a 2022 Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellow. He has taught composition, literature, and creative writing courses at the University of Michigan, Pacific Lutheran University, and Florida State University, where he earned his PhD in creative writing. Aram has also served as a creative writing mentor or instructor at the Adroit Journal, 826, Hugo House, StoryStudio, the Rainier Writing Workshop, and Open Books Chicago.

Aram has previously worked as an editor at the Southeast Review, TriQuarterly, and the Southern Review of Books. He guest edited the inaugural Variant Literature Pizza Prize issue as well as an environmental futures folio for PANK, which was cited as a notable special issue in Best American Essays 2022. His professional background includes work in content marketing, public relations, social media management, and advertising.

He is the editor of the anthology We Are All Armenian: Voices from the Diaspora published by University of Texas Press.

His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Guardian, Runner’s World, Literary Hub, Catapult, West Branch, Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, Boulevard, Joyland, Longreads, and many other publications. He holds an English degree from Michigan State University, a graduate level publishing certification from the University of Denver, and an MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University.

Aram is represented by Natalie Edwards at Trellis Literary Management.