about kitw

Our aim at Kingdoms in the Wild is to bring forth honest and visceral work from writers across all spectrums. We want work that reflects the world’s diverse cultures, histories, religions and traditions; work that dares to look beyond 'issue' topics to the heart-matter that connects us all.


Founder / Editor in Chief

N.L. Shompole was born in Kenya. She is a multi-platform artist whose written and photographic works have been featured in various print and online publications including Rust + MothWords Dance PublicationThe Rising Phoenix Review, Maps for TeethInvitation Annual and Kinfolks Quarterly. In 2014 she was the recipient of a creative grant from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the resulting works were shown in various galleries and festivals across the San Francisco Bay Area including the Home Away from Home Festival and the Joyce Gordon Gallery.  She is also the author of a several poetry collections including the bestselling collection Lace Bone Beast: Poems & Other Fairytales for Wicked Girls. The collection uses the fairytale to explore femininity and the roles women occupy both in the past, and present. Find out more about N.L. Shompole and her work at nlshompole.com

Fiction Editor

Always ready for a wild adventure, or a nap. When those options are off the table I am an editor at KITW, which keeps me busy mired in fictional adventures and suspense more often than not.

Poetry Editor

Dusty footed wanderer is mostly known as the podcast host of the Creepy Tech podcast that offers a deep dive into the darker sides of technology. Lydia has a love for traveling, reading, and all things tech. Her wide array of interests and her electrical engineering background allows her to bring a different perspective to the to the KITW team.  “I like to think of the world as my oyster (not literally, well…) and find nothing more enjoyable than a good story; I don’t care if its poetry, fiction, or a buzz feed video, if it makes me laugh, I'm in.” Find out more about Lydia and her work here: WEBSITE

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