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Victoria Tong | Editor-in-Chief
Victoria is a rising junior from Rockville, Maryland. Her writing has been recognized by The New York Times and Best of School Newspapers Online. In addition to voraciously reading every news story she can get her hands on, she is the Features Editor for her high school newspaper, The Tide.

Bianca Layog | Poetry Editor
Bianca is a rising high school senior creative writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy. Her work has appeared in the Red Wheelbarrow, is forthcoming in Eunoia Review, and has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Michigan State University, and Princeton University. She owns 17 winter hats and was the Lead Nonfiction Editor for the 2020 issue of The Interlochen Review.

Nicole Li | Poetry Editor
Nicole is a senior at Shanghai American School. Her writing has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the New York Times, and is found in and forthcoming from publications including the Sooth Swarm Journal, Eunoia Review, and Bitter Melon Mag. In her free time, she enjoys drinking bubble tea, discovering podcasts, and getting lost in Shanghai’s vast public transportation system.

Pitambar Naik  | Poetry Editor
Pitambar grew up in Odisha in India. He’s an award-winning poet and the author of The Anatomy of Solitude (Hawakal) and a poetry/fiction reader for Remington Review and poetry editor for Minute Magazine. His work appears or forthcoming in The World Belongs To Us (Anthology) HarperCollins India, The Indian Quarterly, Skylight 47 Poetry, New Contrast, The Ekphrastic Review, Liquid Imagination, Ghost City Review, Eunoia Review, Glass Poetry, Cha Journal, Vayavya, Occulum, Formercactus, Literary Orphan, Voice and Verse Poetry Magazine, The Turnpike Magazine, The Oddville Press, Muse India, The Punch Magazine among others.   

Maude Washington | Poetry Editor
Maude is a poet and writer from Louisiana. Her work has appeared in Writing in a Woman’s VoicePure SlushTheFaithful Creative and The Blue Nib. She is currently editing her first book of poetry, soon to be released in October. 

Sarah Hutchins | Prose Editor
Sarah 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 sarah-hutchins.com.

Aldas Kruminis | Prose Editor
Aldas is a writer from Dublin, Ireland. He has spent the last few years dreaming of a successful and prolific career as a writer; so he earned a Masters in Creative Writing from Loughborough University. His work has been published in TerreneIdle Ink and more. Find out more at https://aldaskruminis.com/.

Jessica Yu | Prose Editor
Jessica is a rising junior from Ontario, Canada. Her work has been previously recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and The Royal Commonwealth Society, and is found in publications such as the Young Writers of Canada and Polar Expressions amongst others. She is also the editor and health columnist for her school magazine, Cuspidor.

Carl Scharwath | Art Editor
Carl has appeared globally with 150+ journals selecting his poetry, short stories, interviews, essays, plays or art photography. His photography was featured on the cover of 6 literary journals. Two poetry books, Journey To Become Forgotten (Kind of a Hurricane Press) and Abandoned (ScarsTv), have been published. His first photography book was recently published by Praxis. Carl is a dedicated competitive runner and a 2nd degree black-belt in Taekwondo.

Nazanin Soghrati | Blog Contributor
Nazanin is a junior from Ontario, Canada. Her writing has been previously recognized by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and has appeared or forthcoming in the Rising Phoenix Review and Polar Express Publishings amongst others.