CINDY SONG is a high school senior living in Rockville, Maryland. She believes in writing for the oppressed voices aching for more than a whisper and for the underside of life. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Words Dance, Cicada Magazine, and Cadaverine Magazine, among many others. When not writing or running this “minute” publication, Cindy likes to draw, paint, and take long walks in nature. She tweets @cindsong_.
EMMY SONG is a high school student at Montgomery Blair High School. Her writing has been selected as a Top Ten winner in the Creative Communications anthology, and she is a National Winner in the Just Poetry contest. She is also a passionate math, computer science, and tennis nerd.
AKSHITA ARORA 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. She is modest and hard-working and has a keen perspective to every dimension. Once she defines her benchmarks, she takes necessary steps to achieve those milestones. A storehouse of creativity, she is a poetess in disguise. Her words charm the reader and leave them enchanted. Her phrases have gained recognition, internationally. She has also 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.
DEVON BALWIT lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the Academic Director/Curriculum Designer for the Portland English Language Academy. She has published widely both online and in print. She has one chapbook out (How the Blessed Travel with Maverick Duck Press) and three forthcoming (Forms Most Marvelous with Dancing Girl Press & In Front of the Elements & Where You Were Going Never Was with Grey Borders Books). When Devon is not writing, she is playing with her dog or out on a walk.
JISOO CHOI 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 is the Founder & 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 is a 19-year-old writer from the Philippines, currently earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts at the University of the Philippines. She has formerly served as a research intern for Manila-based news site Rappler, and a news writer for independent platform GEOPOLMonitor.com. At present, she is a prose editor for Culaccino Magazine, a staff writer for BioLiterary and The Cerurove, and a regular contributor for The Mighty.
SARAH HUTCHINS earned a Masters in Fine Arts: Creative Writing from Antioch University and a Bachelors of Arts in English from Portland State University. Since 2012, she has been a regular contributor to The Portland Book Review. Her short stories have been published by 101 Words, NW Creative Arts Magazine, Oysters & Chocolate, and Up & Coming. A line of her poetry was published by Epic Protest Poems (OVS Magazine).
CARL SCHARWATH 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.
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JASMINE CUI is eighteen years old and is 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 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.