Aram Mrjoian is a writer, editor, critic, and educator. For the 2021-22 academic year, he is a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University. He is also an editor-at-large at the Chicago Review of Books, an associate fiction editor at Guernica, and a 2022 Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellow. He earned his PhD in creative writing at Florida State University, where he taught courses in composition, literature, and 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 in various editorial roles at Southern Review of Books, the Southeast Review, and TriQuarterly. Additionally, he has worked as a feature writer for several other publications, including Book Riot. His professional background includes work in content marketing, public relations, social media management, and advertising.
He is currently at work editing an anthology of essays by voices from the Armenian diaspora, slated for publication with University of Texas Press in spring 2023. He guest edited the inaugural Variant Literature Pizza Prize issue as well as an environmental futures folio for PANK.
His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Guardian, Runner’s World, Catapult, West Branch, Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, The Millions, The Rumpus, 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.