Claire S. Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief, is a student from Southern California. Her writing has been recognized by Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and appears/is forthcoming in A-Minor Magazine, Inklette, The Indianapolis Review, Rising Phoenix Review, *82 Review, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Alexandria Quarterly, and Blue Marble Review, among others. She is a California Arts Scholar, an editorial intern for The Blueshift Journal, and the Editor-in-Chief of Plutonian Shore, Canyon Crest's literary magazine. Her editing work has been recognized by the NCTE and the Del Mar Fair. Though she loves poetry and nonfiction, her favorite genre is historical fiction.
Rachel Evelyn Sucher, Founder & Co-Editor-in-Chief, is a queer-identified Vermont writer, activist, performer, horsewoman, and intersectional feminist. Her poems have been shortlisted for the International Literary Award (Rita Dove Award in Poetry) and the Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets, and longlisted for the Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize. Rachel is also a founding member and editor of Mandatory Assembly literary journal. A mentee in the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and the Glass Kite Anthology Summer Writing Studio, she has also attended the New England Young Writers' Conference at Bread Loaf and the Champlain College Young Writers' Conference. Her work is forthcoming in Tinderbox, Luna Luna Magazine, Dream Pop Journal, Yes Poetry, Channillo, and Rising Phoenix Review, as well as the anthology Destigmatized from Madness Muse Press. When she isn’t wrestling writer’s block or the patriarchy, Rachel can be found snuggling puppies, making music, and overthinking in her nerdy poet's notebook. Connect with Rachelon Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her website, Rachel Sucher Writes.
Sarah Feng, Managing Editor, is a high school sophomore from Northern California. She has received scholarships and awards from the Live Poets Society of New Jersey, Teen Vogue, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation, Gigantic Sequins, Write the World, the California Coastal Commission, and the Willamette Writers. She was a member of the 2017 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship and will participate in the 2018 Kenyon Young Writer's Workshop. Additionally, she serves as co-editor-in-chief for her school newspaper, The Perennial, and her school literary magazine, Tabula Rasa. In her free time, she enjoys running track & field, making art, and listening to In Love With a Ghost or Troye Sivan.
Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Poetry Editor, when not conjuring axioms for the anthropocene, observes the residuals over coasts. Her poem ‘At Dusk with the Gods’ won the Alfaaz (Kalaage) prize. An awardee of the prestigious GREAT scholarship, she reads for her second postgraduate degree in England. Her work is forthcoming in Figroot Press, Quiddity, Madcap Review, Wild Women's Medicine Circle, Seafoam magazine, The Quiet Letter and elsewhere. Her work has been featured in several international anthologies such as The Dance of the Peacock (Hidden Brook Press, Canada) Suvarnarekha (Poetry Society of India, India) and Peacock Journal's first and second print anthologies and elsewhere. Her areas of research interests are literary theory and postcolonial literature. Untold stories of refugees and art as an alternate source of history are causes that resonate. She is co-founder of Parentheses Journal, a literary initiative that operates across hybrid spheres.
Sophie Allen, Prose Editor, is a freshman at UMass Amherst. She does not know how often she should be watering her cactus, but is doing her best. Find her on Twitter at @spiiriitkiid or Instagram at @sallen.jpg.
Akhila Bandlora, Art Reader, is a sophomore at BASIS Phoenix residing in Arizona. She has been awarded eleven times regionally through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, where she serves as co-president of her local affiliate. Additionally, she has been formally published by Young Authors of Arizona, fromthebowseat, and the Rising Phoenix Review. Some of her favorite thing include cinnamon rolls, the numbers four, seven, and eight, and the color red.
Jen Rouse, Poetry Reader, is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Cornell College. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Poet Lore, Midwestern Gothic, Wicked Alice, Parentheses, Yes Poetry, Crab Fat Magazine, Up the Staircase, Southern Florida Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She was named a finalist for the Mississippi Review 2018 Prize Issue and was the winner of the 2017 Gulf Stream Summer Contest Issue. Rouse’s chapbook, Acid and Tender, was a finalist for the Charlotte Mew Prize and published Headmistress Press. Riding with Anne Sexton, Rouse’s second book, is forthcoming from Bone & Ink Press in collaboration with dancing girl press. Her plays have been produced by SPT Theatre Company and Theatre Cedar Rapids. Find her at jen-rouse.com and on Twitter @jrouse.
Zineb Laadioui, Poetry Reader, is the poet on the loose from Morocco, but her heart resides in every country and culture. She wants you to keep writing until all the ink in the world dries (which will never happen).
Lina Baaziz, Poetry Reader, is a writer, social activist, Feminist and full time English language and Literature student at the University of Mentouri Constantine, who now resides in Constantine, Algeria. Lina is an internationally published author and former Algerian representative at the International Writing Program BTL at the University of Iowa in UNESCO’s only city of literature in the USA. Lina is passionate about gender justice and equality. Spreading an inclusive ideology is one of her main goals; she is never scared of rebelling and fighting to speak for those who are silenced.
Mayu Alten, Prose Reader, is a sophomore at Los Altos High School in California. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and fangirling. She hopes to someday meet George R. R. Martin and the cast of Game of Thrones.
Tanya Singh, Prose Reader, is a non-binary writer, poet & editor from Chandigarh, India. They are the author of Heaven is Only a Part of Our Body Where All the Sickness Resides (Ghost City Press, 2018). Their work has been recognized by the Times of India, The Great Indian Literary Festival, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, among other places. They are the founder & editor-in-chief of The Cerurove, a progressive literary magazine. They also serve as the editor for Half Mystic and The Brown Orient. They would love to be your friend. Find them on Twitter: @TanyaSinghPoet.