Michael Archer is the founder of Guernica magazine, where he was editor-in-chief from 2004 through 2016, and currently serves as chief editorial advisor. He is the recipient of the 2017 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing, given to “a magazine editor whose high literary standards have contributed significantly to the excellence of the publication he or she edits.” His fiction, nonfiction, and commentary have appeared in numerous online and print publications.