about our project
Infection House is an online journal of COVID-19 and its real-time effects on the world around us.
It’s a place for writers and artists (trained and untrained) to share their experiences of this world-historical event- from plague to protests and beyond. We aim to be a platform of the people, a salon of the future, and a think tank for systemic change.
In addition to paying our artists, Infection House gives readers the option to donate to the artists directly. On each byline, on each piece published, we provide a link to either the artist’s personal banking app profile (PayPal, Venmo) or a donation fund of their choice. As a reader, your donation is entirely between you and the artist— IH has no idea what you pay them and takes no cut.
If you’re interested in supporting us, check out our donate page.
about our team
in alphabetical order
Before COVID-19 Lidia did whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted, especially in New Orleans. Those activities are mostly art- and dream-related. At the moment she’s still doing that but now mostly alone, indoors, and safely. Infection House brings much joy. You can check out their artwork on their Instagram @lidiawithtwoeyes, and when all is on the up-n-up, at Jackson Square between noon and three. Weather permitting- along with other, unknown factors.
Ida Dunnitt, sickly hermit, is quarantining in the 8th ward with her dog, Adam Curtis films, and lots of blessed editing to keep her busy. She has spent the last four years working as a freelance editor, street musician, and poet. Her work cannot be found anywhere, and she is not on social media.
Joe Holmes can barely remember his name after the week he just had. When not building websites in a maniacal frenzy, he is a freelance writer and copy-editor waiting out the endtimes in central Florida. For the past two years Joe has been a typewriter poet, mostly on Frenchmen St in New Orleans, where he has lived for most of the past decade. His work has been published in Slate, Splice Today, and other, less savory places.
Cameron Lovejoy sees Infection House as not only a response to the pandemic, but a polemical response to an infected order. He is the editor of Tilted House Review, an art and literary journal out of New Orleans, and hosts the Rubber Flower Poetry Hour, a monthly reading series in the same town. His work has appeared in Poets Reading the News, among others.
Julia Steffy is sick of living at home with her parents after her virtual graduation. She has just completed her BA in English at Villanova University. She is excited to join the publishing field, building off previous internships in NYC at a publishing press and literary agency. Her first published piece can be found on The Niche.