Cindy Song | Editor-in-Chief
Cindy is a high school senior from Rockville, Maryland. She believes in writing for the underside of life, the unspoken voices. Her poetry and fiction appear in Words Dance, Bethesda Magazine, Sin Theta Magazine, and Cicada Magazine, among many othersWhen not writing or running this “minute” publication, Cindy enjoys playing viola, discovering new music on Spotify, and taking long walks outside. 

Emmy Song | Managing Editor
Emmy is a high school student in the Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science program at Montgomery Blair High School. She is a Top Ten winner in the Creative Communications anthology, silver key holder in the Scholastic Art and Writing contest, and National Winner in the Just Poetry contest. Her poetry is forthcoming in the Sierra Nevada Review. She loves math, K-pop, and video-editing.

Akshita Arora | Poetry Editor
Akshita is an adept, eclectic and proactive teen with zeal to be at the axiom of success. She has an unwavering resolve and is determined to do well in every situation. A storehouse of creativity, she is a poetess in disguise. She has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards “The Elite Literature Award 2017.” Currently, this 15-year-old is working with renowned writers and pursuing her education from Ahlcon International School. You can find her on Instagram @akshita_arora25.

Jisoo Choi | Poetry Editor
Jisoo is a high school writer currently attending Centennial High School in Maryland. Her writing has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and by the Letters about Literature competition of the Library of Congress. In addition to writing, she plays the viola in various symphonic and chamber ensembles, and can usually be found drinking green tea and surrounded by music and words.

Tanya Singh | Poetry Editor
Tanya is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Cerurove. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Literary Orphans, Black Napkin Press, 82 Star Review, Polyphony H.S, and elsewhere. Their work has been recognized by Young Indians, The Great Indian Literary Festival, among other places.  They think of poetry as a souvenir, and they are glad to take some back home.

Elizabeth Ruth Deyro | Prose Editor
Elizabeth Ruth Deyro is the Founding Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of The Brown Orient. She is the Fiction Editor of Rag Queen Periodical and Minute Magazine, and Nonfiction Editor of Cauldron Anthology. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Ellipsis Zine, Black Napkin Press, Jellyfish Review, and The Tempest, among others. You can find her at

Sarah Hutchins | Prose Editor
Sarah Hutchins is a writer from Portland, Oregon. She earned a Masters in Fine Arts: Creative Writing from Antioch University. Portland Monthly Magazine, Black Heart Magazine, Haunted Waters Press, Zoetic Press, Blink-Ink, and others have published her work. See more at

Carl Scharwath | Art Editor
Carl resides in Mount Dora, Florida. He has appeared globally with 100+ magazines selecting his poetry, short stories, essays or art photography. He won the National Poetry Contest award for Writers One Flight Up. His first poetry book is “Journey To Become Forgotten” (Kind of a Hurricane Press). Carl is a dedicated runner and 2nd-degree black- belt.

Jasmine Cui | Social Media Manager
Jasmine is eighteen years old and majoring in Political Science, Economics, and Chemistry at SUNY Geneseo. She aspires to be like her parents who are first-generation Americans that fought an extraordinary battle for their place in this country. Jasmine found the courage to pursue writing when she was 17. She is not a mentee, not a Foyle Young Poet, not a Presidential Scholar (and this is not to say you can’t be those things), but she is still every bit a writer. And you are too.

Stephanie Chang | Blog Contributor
Stephanie is a Chinese-Canadian writer and high school student from Vancouver, BC. Her poetry has appeared in Horn & Ivory, The Occulum, Verdancies Journal, and Polar Expressions. When not writing, she can be found hiding in art museums or listening to “Fly Me to the Moon” on repeat.