Karina Holosko is the founder, editor and designer of Rebel Anthologies and has worked in the publishing industry for 30 years. She steers the ship and has extensive personal contacts with industry leaders, bookstore owners, agents, managers, and producers. She has an MA in English Literature, Semantics and Woman's Studies; a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Writers Union. Holosko is a literary critic for Book Tribe, Reedsy Discovery, Amazon and Medium Magazine. She has written numerous books, plays and screenplays and heads the design team. She lives in New York and Florida with her rescue dog Pepito
"When everything is uncertain...anything is possible." Karina Holosko
Photo Credit: Bridgeport CT Artist Collective
Alexandria Faiz is the Assistant Editor founder and Artist Manager for Rebel Anthologies.
Faiz works directly with our artists as the go-to person. If you are having any problems or just need to chat Alexandria will be there for you. Her first networking success started right after college when she negotiated prime internship opportunities with the federal government and prominent organizations for an emerging academic department. Soon after, she joined an award-winning team who organized national events for Bill Moyers and the Fred Friendly Seminars founded by the iconic CBS president and headed by his wife. Alexandria’s momentum continued as head convener of conferences at the United Nations and a sold-out live showcase at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She now uses these experiences to give poets marketing strategies, public personas, and key contacts before they walk up behind the podium to read.
-- Co-chair of the New York Chapter, National Writers Union (formerly national officer for multiple terms)
-- Press Pass, International Federation of Journalists
-- Alumnae, Yale Writers’ Workshop
-- Board Member, La Fortaleza Community Development Corporation
-- Member of The Poetry Society of New York, Women’s National Book Association, and the Religion News Association
Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs." - Vaclav Havel
Photo credit Sharon Kosakoff
Mike McQuillan is a founder, editor and consultant for Rebel Anthologies. His job is to pull it all together with his magic touch. Mike, is a former US Senate aide in Washington, Peace Corps Volunteer in South Korea and a community organizer in low-income New York neighborhoods. He worked as Brooklyn Borough President's Adviser on Race and Ethnic Affairs and has had an award-winning nineteen-year career teaching history in Brooklyn. Mike writes for The Write Launch, the History News Network, the Insider, the Dillydoun Review, Harlem World Magazine and his blog at Mike McQuillan's Unity Forum
He has appeared on stage at the New York Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island and been a live reader at NWU’s Thursday Open Mic, the Connecticut-based Writers Mic Meetup and Brooklyn’s Paragraph Writers Space.
He and his wife Sharon Kosakoff has two adult children and one rescue dog!
"The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself." Albert Camus