About Toxic

The Ilanot Review

Fall 2020



Managing Editor
Marcela Sulak

Guest Editor for Poetry
Sarah Wetzel

Poetry Editor
Marcela Sulak

Fiction Editors
Nadia Jacobson
Mitch Ginsburg

Creative Nonfiction Editors
Jane Medved
Karen Marron

Production Editor
Karen Marron

Founding Editor
Janice Weizman

Fiction Reader
Anat Hinkis-Atzmon

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.



Anat Hinkis-Atzmon is currently completing her M.A. in Creative Writing at the Shaindy Rudoff Program at Bar Ilan. After spending many years living in New York and London, she now writes and translates from her home in Tel Aviv.



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 is the author of the fiction chapbook BASS 1998, published in 2020 by Gold Line Press. Her work has also appeared in The Bellingham Review, Entropy, Unbroken Journal, and Hobart, among others. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University in 2008. 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.

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.

Sarah Wetzel is the author of three poetry collections: The Davids Inside David, which was published by Terrapin Books (2019), River Electric with Light, which won the AROHO Poetry Publication Prize and was published by Red Hen Press (2015), and Bathsheba Transatlantic, which won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published by Anhinga Press (2010). Currently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, she holds an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Berkeley. She completed an MFA in Creative Writing at Bennington College while living in Israel. You can read more at her webpage: https://sarahwetzel.com/


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