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Emmy Song | Editor-in-Chief
Emmy is a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland. Her poetry has been published in various print and online publications, including Blue Marble ReviewSierra Nevada Review, and Rattle Young Poet Anthology. Her writing has been recognized by Letters About Literature and Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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.

Jeffrey Liao | Poetry Editor
Jeffrey is a senior at Livingston High School. His work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. In addition, he has been published in Teen Ink, Oddball Magazine, Thistle Magazine, and The Rising Phoenix Review. When not writing, you can find him taking long naps, eating copious amounts of Nutella, or annoying his twin brother.

Nikki Velletri | Poetry Editor
Nikki is a high school senior from Massachusetts. Her work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and the National Park Service, and it can be found in Kingdoms in the Wild, L’Ephemere Review, and The Hunger, 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/.

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.

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.