Claire S. Lee, Editor-in-Chief, is a college student from Southern California. Her writing has been recognized by Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Ringling College of Art and Design, the National YoungArts Foundation, and the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and appears/is forthcoming in THRUSH Poetry Journal, 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 and a poetry reader for Winter Tangerine Review. Her editing work has been recognized by the NCTE and the Del Mar Fair.
Sarah Feng, Managing Editor, is a junior from Northern California. She has been recognized by the Critical Pass Review, the Adroit Prize in Prose, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation, Write the World, and the California Coastal Commission, and her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. Additionally, she has received scholarships from the Live Poets Society of New Jersey and Teen Vogue. At the moment, she has an unhealthy addiction to Ferrero Rocher chocolates and long naps.
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.
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.
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).
Mayu Alten, Prose Reader, is a junior 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.
Rachel Lu, Prose Reader, is a freshman at Hamilton College. She had received the regional Gold Key award through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and started the first literary magazine at her school. When she’s not writing or reading, she can be found managing her bookstagram account @book.bandits.
Rachel Evelyn Sucher, Founder, 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 Rachel on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her website, Rachel Sucher Writes.