About Us

The Brushfire Literature & Arts Journal is a student-run organization at the University of Nevada, Reno. Brushfire publishes biannually. All the art that is reviewed and published by Brushfire is submitted through our website. The Brushfire journal exists because of our contributors. Without them, there would be no content, no fuel to set each new Brushfire into print.

With each iteration of the Brushfire, we strive to represent the diversity, originality and dedication of our artistic community. As an ASUN organization, we also strive to be the creative outlet for our student body at UNR.  Our main priority is to connect with the various art communities at UNR and throughout Reno. However, anyone can submit to Brushfire. We receive and publish art from across the country. So, while Brushfire in centered around locality, we seek inclusivity and do not reject art based on the artists’ location.

Brushfire hosts art-oriented events and workshops (e.g. open mics, poetry/writing workshops, guest speakers) throughout the semester. If you are interested in working, volunteering, or getting published in Brushfire — or if you want to help produce the semesterly publication – please contact us at: brushfire.staff@gmail.com

Our Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Visual Arts Director

Cecy Cervantes

I’m Cecy! When I’m not doing Brushfire stuff you can catch me at your nearest Chipotle, playing with my puppy Saké, or listening to Felix Cartal. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nick Huffman

My name is Nick Huffman, and I study literature, philosophy, and psychology here at UNR. When it comes down to it, I am just a guy who has always felt deeply connected to and moved by the stories of other people. if you see me around, don’t be shy! Come say hello!

Percy Neavez

Hey, I’m Percy the Brushfire’s Zine Editor. I started off as a volunteer here last December and am now part of this awesome crew, which just goes to show you that dreams do come true.