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!

Our Staff

Nick Huffman-Editor in Chief

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!

Ana Mckay-Visual Arts Director

AnaPerez-McKay is the visual arts editor at Brushfire. At UNR, Ana is a BFA student with an emphasis in Printmaking, and a minor in Museum Studies, and also works and DJ’s at Wolf Pack Radio.Anais also a volunteer with the Holland Project and a freelance illustrator.

Adia Monzon-PR Manager

Hello! My name is Adia Monzon, and I am a Journalism major. I enjoy doodling and working in Illustrator on my free time. My dream is to become a graphic designer in the music industry and I love cats!

Kayla Quintana-Zine Editor

Hi, my name is Kayla Quintana and I’m an art major with a focus on digital media and a journalism minor! I’m an aspiring animator who loves the visual arts and graphic design. I’m a total nerd who spends a lot of my time playing video games or marathoning shows, which only fuels my inspiration for my work!

Jeanne Lukasko-Literary Editor

I’m Jeanne Lukasko and I’m studying political science and philosophy. My hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, and painting. I love my dogs and black tea.

Sarah Strang-Audiobook Producer

Hi there! My name is Sarah. I am a journalism and anthropology student here at UNR. This is my first year working for Brushfire, but I have been present with the university’s student media for over a year now. Most of my time is hiking, on the beach or planning my next trip to a corner of the globe no one has heard of. After college, I would love to work as a foreign correspondent focusing on humanitarian issues in Africa or Turkey.