About Us

The Arc publishes well-told, extraordinary stories every month about Ukrainians, Ukraine, and the world we live in. The stories span all genres, but are exclusively long reads. We invest a lot of time, effort, and heart in each story so that you will want to read or hear every last word. Read about our genesis here.

To join The Arc’s team of writers, please check out our submissions policy

A donation to The Arc’s Literature Fund is an investment in good stories well told. All proceeds support the content creators, writers and artists, designers and IT pros, working together to develop a community of independent artists and storytellers in Ukraine.

Who We Are

Dr. Ulana Suprun
founder and Editor in Chief

Ulana is a medical doctor specializing in Radiology. She served as acting Minister of Health of Ukraine (2016–2019), was a founder of the NGO Patriot Defence, and now is chair of the NGO Arc.UA. She has the uncanny ability to be both in Ukraine and outside of Ukraine at the same time.

Marko Suprun
founder and Creative Editor

Marko is a film producer, one of the founders of Babylon’13 and Patriot Defence, who battles with disinformation and dispels Russian fakes. He helps us to remember that sometimes the smallest details make the biggest difference and every word has its meaning.

Nazar Tokar
Managing Editor, Author & Investigative Reporter

Following 14 years in programming, Nazar remembered how journalism had been his first calling. Today, he writes long form non-fiction investigations alongside hosting the news site Tokar.ua & a blog on YouTube and remains committed to exploring the changing nature of digital security.

Marichka Melnyk (pen name)
editor, author and analyst

After completing her doctorate in historical studies, Marichka took on a new task: battling grammatical errors (nobody can figure out how she is able to find them all.) Her stories elicit the deepest of emotions from readers. She was born and grew up in a “bandit’s” village and categorically refuses to move anywhere else.

Cadmus (pen name)
author and analyst

A humble Doctor of Philosophy in History, Cadmus loves to go fishing. Sometimes he spends so much time on the river bank waiting for a bite, the fish start telling him their stories.

Oleksii Dubrov
author and analyst

Oleksii is a historian, recipient of the prestigious Gaude Polonia scholarship program in 2019. He has over eight years of experience working in the field of culture, and seventeen years of experience living in Kryviy Rih. A student of the humanities who loves numbers and statistics, Oleksii has been known to occasionally go over to the Dark Side (they have tasty cookies.)

Oleh Mahdych
author and analyst

Oleh is another humble PhD in history and was a researcher in the Taras Shevchenko National Museum. Oleh can easily lecture on any historical subject taking place in any time period, making you feel as though he had lived through the events himself and saw them with his own eyes.

Maryna Lutsyk
art director

Maryna has been drawing since she was six but for an unfathomable reason began her studies in university majoring in history. She was smart enough to follow her muse – sketching broken pieces of ancient ceramic pots eventually graduating with a degree in archeology. She got her street smarts from Cherkasy neighborhoods that make Kyiv’s look like a playground. She can do almost anything – from embroidery to soldering. She claims to be able to navigate any vehicle on any road, especially those that only exist on maps.

Titans of translations

Ardis Chrystal, Stefko Bandera, Hanna Melnychenko, Hanna Rak, Maria Dubrova, Vitaly Zhuhay, Daiva Gridziuškaitė, Clarisse Brossard, Indrek Peterson, Kaldygul Kudaibergenova, Stepan Makowiecki, Ieva Lesinska-Geibere, Yevgeniy Yeromin, Aishe Arnautova

How to contact us

If you have any issues or questions arising from the donation or registration process you can write to us at [email protected].

Writers and Storytellers:
We encourage you to familiarize yourselves with our submissions policy here.

Potential Partners:
We are all for healthy and compelling partnerships. You can contact us with your proposals and ideas at [email protected].

Creative industry:
If you have developed a desire to transform one of our stories into a screenplay, film, series, theatrical play, or other medium, please contact the Editor in Chief with your proposal at [email protected].