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The Ilanot Review

Spring 2020



Managing Editor
Marcela Sulak

Guest Editor for Flash Fiction
Meg Pokrass

Poetry Editors
Marcela Sulak
Jane Medved

Flash Fiction Editor
Nadia Jacobson

Long Fiction Editor
Karen Marron

Creative Nonfiction Editors
Marcela Sulak
Karen Marron

Production Editor
Karen Marron

Founding Editor
Janice Weizman

Staff Fiction Editor
Mitch Ginsburg

Rachel Twersky

Yossi Nachemi


The Ilanot Review is an international journal based in Israel, publishing a variety of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and genres in between. We especially love translations and hybrid work. Our bi-annual themed editions are edited by alumni and faculty from the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University, and by guest editors.


The Ilanot Review Staff

mitchMitch Ginsburg, a graduate of the Shaindy Rudoff program at Bar-Ilan University, has translated works of fiction and non-fiction from Hebrew to English, including Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua and The World of the End by Ofir Touche Gafla. His most recent translation is Sayed Kashua’s Track Changes, published by Grove.


headshot nadsNadia Jacobson was born in London and currently lives in Jerusalem. She holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University, in addition to an MA in Philosophy from University College London and a BA in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy from Cambridge University. Her fiction has appeared in Every Day Fiction, Annalemma Magazine, and a number of anthologies.


photo_croppedKaren Marron lives and writes in Tel Aviv. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University in 2008. Her chapbook, BASS 1998, won the 2018 Gold Line Press fiction chapbook competition (judged by Dodie Bellamy) and is forthcoming in 2020. Her work also appears in The Bellingham Review, Entropy, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Unbroken Journal, and Hobart, among others. She tweets occasionally @marronglacee.

Image 4Jane Medved is the author of Deep Calls To Deep (winner of the Many Voices Project, New Rivers Press 2017) and the chapbook Olam, Shana, Nefesh (Finishing Line Press, 2014). Recent essays and poems have appeared in Guesthouse, Juked, Gulf Coast On-Line, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and The Tampa Review. Her translations of Hebrew poetry are forthcoming in Copper Nickel and Cagibi. She has been a frequent teacher for WriteSpace, Jerusalem, as well as a visiting lecturer in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Bar-Ilan University.

Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections and a book of prose poetry, Cellulose Pajamas, for which she received the Blue Light Book Award. Her work has been widely internationally anthologized, most recently in New Micro (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018), Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton & Co., 2015) and The Best Small Fictions 2018, 2019. She serves as Founding Co-Editor of Best Microfiction 2020 and teaches flash fiction online and in person. Find out more at megpokrass.com.

Marcela SulakMarcela Sulak is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, City of Sky Papers (Black Lawrence Press, 2021) and the lyrical memoir Mouth Full of Seeds (2020). Her four translated collections of poetry from the Czech, French, and Hebrew have been awarded the NEA Translation Fellowship and long-listed for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. She has co-edited the 2015 Rose Metal Press title, Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. Associate Professor of Literature, Sulak coordinates the poetry track of the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing and hosts the TLV.1 Radio podcast, “Israel in Translation.”

Rachel Twersky is currently completing a double major in English literature and linguistics at Bar Ilan University. After she completes her studies, she aspires to obtain a masters degree in publishing and editing.



Janice - photoJanice Weizman is the author of the award-wining historical novel, The Wayward Moon. A graduate of the Creative Writing program at Bar-Ilan University, Janice founded Ilanot, the former incarnation of The Ilanot Review, in 2009. Janice curates Reading Jewish Fiction, a book review site, and her work, including fiction, essays, translations, book reviews, and articles has appeared in World Literature Today, Ha’aretz, Consequence, and other places.


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