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Editor-in-Chief & Founder
Vivian Huang is a young poet from Irvine, California. Her poetry is published or forthcoming in The Lumiere Review, Paper Crane Literary Journal, The Ice Lolly Review, Cathartic Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. Her work has been recognized by the Alliance of Young Artists & Writers and Princeton University. She was a mentee at the Ellipsis Advanced Poetry Workshop, and currently edits for Crossroads Literary Magazine and The Lunar Journal. She loves talking about movies & anime soundtracks with others, and is obsessively in love with blueberry scones. She hopes you have a wonderful day!
Anne Matanis is a Filipino writer and student from Manila. Her work is featured in The Quartz Journal and Livina Press. She is fond of bike rides in the scorching sun, walking long distances, ice hockey, and homemaking. You can reach her on Twitter: @annematanis.
Inspired by the macabre history and gothic aura of Edinburgh where she is a student, Ava often drifts between cafes to write, spending much of her time staring out of the window before an open laptop. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, cooking and watching reality tv.
Estan Rodriguez is a seventeen-year-old poet living in northern Virginia. His work is forthcoming in Cathartic Lit, Paper Crane Journal, and Filament. He thinks The Whitsun Weddings by Larkin and the Punisher album by Phoebe Bridgers are the two peaks of human accomplishment. He’s only about a fourth of the way through life, so he’s waiting until he’s finished to write a review.
Maggie L. Wang (王丽扬) is a high school writer from Washington state. You can find their work in Ice Lolly Review, Interstellar Lit, and @wangwrites_ on Twitter. In their spare time, they enjoy frightening their friends with their haphazard baking skills.
Dre Levant (they/he) has a fierce love for writing, their cat sochi, and veggie subway sandwiches. Self-described as a "demon cat boy," Dre loves to wear funky makeup and write weird poetry. Their poetry has been published in Fifth Wheel Press, Tiny Spoon Lit Mag, Dreamers Creative Writing, Mistake House, and Prometheus Dreaming. For cat pics and snippets of poetry, follow @drethepiper on Twitter and Instagram.
Eleanor Gonzales-Poirier is a young poet from Texas. She is an alum of the Iowa Young Writers' Studio and hopes to create writing opportunities in her small hometown. She is passionate about uplifting underrepresented voices, especially those from low-income backgrounds.
April Yu is a teenage writer from New Jersey with an affinity for language, running, and human anatomy. Although she was indeed born in April, her favorite season is winter. Her work has or is slated to appear in Milk Candy Review, The Aurora Journal, and Lit. 202, among others. She is a graduate of the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers. Visit her on Instagram @aprilblossom, Twitter @aprilgoldflwrs, and at aprilyu.carrd.co.
Adenah Furquan is a 21-year-old with an earnest passion for writing and feminism. When she’s not brainstorming ideas for new pieces or trying to dismantle the patriarchy, Adenah can be found listening to indie rock, watching or reading psychological thrillers, and gushing over scented candles.
Freddie Ahn is a teen writer who loves diving into strange worlds. Their work has been published in Chrysalis and the Drabble, and is forthcoming at Vine Leaves Press. They're currently the Head of PR at Rewrite The Stars Review. They draw inspiration from nature and their childhood, although their current project has nothing to do with either.
Calvin Huang is a fierce advocate for Asian-American representation. His work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. When he is not researching censorship, he can be found reading a comic books and writing fanfiction.
Lynne Inouye, 18, is a queer fiction writer with an interest in all things otherworldly. She runs her school newspaper and enjoys acting, spending time with her cat, and using far too much imagery. Her work can be found in Blue Marble Review and Pyre Magazine, as well as on her Twitter @liinouye.