About Adult

Adult is a magazine of contemporary erotics and experience. The first print issue was made by Sarah Nicole Prickett, Berkeley Poole, Noah Wunsch, and Jai Lennard, and came out in the fall of 2013; the next, led by Prickett and Poole, is slated for spring. While the triannual discrete object is meant to feel like both a secret and a time capsule, this daily editorial website — a separate and equal entity — will hopefully serve as the smartest, and sometimes dirtiest, of chat rooms.

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Creative Director

Berkeley Poole

Berkeley co-founded Adult with Sarah in 2013. A graduate of York University in Toronto and Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, she currently works as an art director at Laird & Partners. Previously she worked at V/Visionaire, and before that at MTV Canada. Exhibiting a certain lifelong detachment, which can manifest at even her greatest moments of triumph, Berkeley spends her spare hours running, practicing her German, and finding the best dim sum in her neighborhood, Chinatown. Her lunar nature lends her an unusual charm.


Sarah Nicole Prickett

Sarah co-founded Adult with Berkeley in 2013. A graduate of nowhere and a contributing editor at The New Inquiry, she is a writer first and last, contributing to Artforum, FASHION, HAZLITT, T Magazine, VICE and more. She lives with Jesse and two cats in an apartment, although she has real difficulty embracing a normal lifestyle. Sarah seeks out unusual forms of sexual expression—at least in her reading and imaginings—and has little interest in mundane activities. Her love of externals is an inadequate preparation for the more unpleasant, yet inevitable, aspects of life.

Assistant Editor, ADULT

Lauren Festa

Lauren, who moved to New York from an Ontarian suburb two years ago, spends her days writing copy at Badger & Winters and her nights writing poetry in secret. Also, she runs the Adult Instagram, which you should follow. A lover of cats, wine, and emoji, Lauren is empathetic and very deep, but unlikely to fathom her own profundity. In executing attacks against foes, she is merciless.

Managing Editor, ADULT

Soraya King

Soraya is a Nicaragua-born, Los Angeles-raised writer living in Chinatown. Her work has appeared in Slake Magazine, Harper's, and The Guardian. She is not addicted to anything and refuses to list her interests, but while she may occupy ordinary positions in the working world, she is irresistibly attracted to the unusual and the bizarre. Soraya is extremely skilled at finding information and sensing the unspoken thoughts of others.


Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Ana Cecilia is a writer living in Brooklyn and missing her native Mexico City. Her words have appeared in The New Inquiry, Dazed & Confused, and BULLETT. She has devoted a lot of time to studying Lynda Benglis' sculptures, Mariah Carey's music videos, and Hannah Wilke's photography, and—perhaps as a result—is metaphysical in the most basic sense of the word, with strongly developed psychic abilities and an interest in the extra-sensory. Her seductive qualities tend to land her in trouble.

Features Editor, ADULT-MAG.COM

Raillan Brooks

Raillan is a writer, editor, and social media worker living in Brooklyn. He has covered labor, the environment, and urban politics for the Village Voice, Audubon, Next City, New York Times Book Review, and others, and he does not hesitate to flaunt unpopular opinions or behave in a manner at odds with convention, particularly when he feels that the dictates of convention are unwarranted or unreasonable.