Breanna Crossman (she/her) is a seventeen-year-old writer from Orange County, California, who currently resides in New York. She loves jasmine tea, egg tarts, and anything written by Joan Didion, Kurt Vonnegut, and Ocean Vuong. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, NCTE, and the Adroit Prizes. In her free time, she hangs out with her cat and attempts to bake.
Maya Walker (she/her) is an avid reader, tea drinker, and lover of words. She is the editor in chief of Fulminare Review, an editor for Kalopsia Literary, and a staff writer for Immortal Journal. You can find her at the abyss of ink known colloquially as the Instagram page @maya_whispers_words. She tweets, @_maya_writes_
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L.R Drew (she/her) is a high school student from Australia. She goes by Drew for anonymity. She has been writing for as long as she can remember but also loves to work with anything involving technology. She spends her spare time reading and labouring over her books. You can find her on Instagram or on Twitter. (@l.rdrew)
Ariana Kata (she/her) is a seventeen-year-old painter, photographer, and writer from New York. She enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, people watching, and spending time in nature.
Myesha Phukan (she/her) is a 15-year-old writer from California. Her work has been featured in Cathartic Literary Magazine, Detester Magazine, and K'in Literary Magazine, among others. A 2021 Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate Finalist, Myesha was a 2021 Youth Speaks Unified Slam Champion. She is also an editor for Cathartic Literary Magazine, Ice Lolly Magazine, Intersections Magazine, and Footprints on Jupiter. She can usually be found curled up with her dogs and a good book when not writing.
Diana Ospina (she/they) is a sixteen-year-old reader from New York, who hopes to help diversify the world of literature. When she is not studying or working, she loves to explore the different genres in writing, learn other languages, update their Goodreads, and watch late ‘90s sitcoms.
Sophie Hao (she/her) is an 18-year-old artist from Maryland. She also enjoys doing various design work for school and outside organizations. In her free time, she likes to cook, hike, and read contemporary books.
Caren Anderson (she/her) is an aspiring journalist who is a staff writer of her school’s newspaper. She is an avid reader, poetry lover, and crocheter. Caren also spends her time researching ways to help the environment, the ethicality and sustainability of companies, and consumer behavior. Her Instagram is @alexis52852852.
Tosin Okewole (she/her) is an 18-year-old writer from Nigeria. She loves to write about the unpredictability of love and the frailty of existence. Her work has been published in Brittle Paper and NantyGreens and is forthcoming in Oranges Journal. Outside of writing, she is an avid cat lover, a potential plant mom and a crossword enthusiast. She tweets @tosinnokewole and runs a medium page http://tosinokewole.medium.com
Sophie Johnston (she/her) is a 16 year old high school sophomore located in Arizona, USA. In 2020, she was featured in Creative Communications: A Celebration of Young Poets, and serves on the Teen Advisory Board for her local library, the advisory board to GirlSpring Magazine, and is a Youth Ambassador for the World Literary Foundation. In her free time, Sophie enjoys playing the piano and exercising.
Ashley (she/her) is a 17-year old writer residing in California, USA. She enjoys reading and writing flash fiction and poetry.
Willow Kang (she/her) is a writer from Singapore, where she is studying. Her current preoccupations include taking naps, and taking naps. While not in school, Willow reads a copious amount of fairytales and writes the same way to keep herself sane. Coffee breaks are also on her mind.
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Shania N. Soler (she/they) dabbles in most genres but has a genuine love for, and connection with, historical and contemporary fiction. She aims to bring female voices and culturally diverse characters to the forefront of her works. Through the challenges she creates for her characters, Shania hopes her readers will be inspired to always keep trying and never give up on their dreams and goals.
Alexandra Bell (she/her), or Alexandra Rae in her written works, is a 20-year-old aspiring writer from the U.S. studying Creative Writing and Public Relations & Advertising at Point Park University. She loves exploring all genres, but her favorites are Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry. She is also a content writer for The Young Writer's Initiative (@TYWI on Instagram) and runs her own writing account as well
(@theresonationofalexandra). Her biggest writing inspirations are Taylor Swift, Lauren Slater, Stephen King, and Joy Harjo.
Amina Radoncic (she/her) is a sixteen-year-old writer from Long Island, New York. She is a lover of classic literature, her favorite reads include To Kill A Mockingbird and Little Women. While she chooses to spend most of her time reading or writing, you can also find her watching history documentaries, listening to music ranging from Taylor Swift to Vivaldi, and spending time with her dog.
Aarna Tyagi (she/her) is a fourteen-year-old writer and avid reader who currently resides in Long Island, New York. She enjoys playing discordant yet soothing chords on the piano, reading books, writing poems, and listening to music that speaks to her soul. Her favorite musical artists are Mitski, Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, Cocteau Twins, and Men I Trust. If you don't catch her listening to music, she's probably reading poetry by Ocean Vuong and Sappho or novels by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Audre Lorde, and Franz Kafka.
Ashlynn Theo (she/her) is a 19-year-old writer from Malaysia and an enthusiast for all things fantasy, forbidden love, and morally grey men bordering on villainous. A book addict and literature junkie, she finds herself happiest with a cup of hot chocolate, stacks of books and aesthetic stationery in pink. As an English and Creative Writing major, Ashlynn dreams of getting her first novel published in the near future, all while trying to incite an academic-rivals-to-lovers plotline in her life.
Cailey Tarriane (she/her) is an avid reader, poet, and writer of everything that stills the shaking of her miserable heart. She has poetry published in Your Fire Magazine, Gypsophila zine, and Fairfield Scribes, among others. She has written over four novels to share with the world once they've reached peak misery.
Blanka Pillár (she/her) is a sixteen-year-old writer from Budapest, Hungary. She has a never-ending love for creating and an ever-lasting passion for learning. She has won several national competitions and has been a columnist for her high school’s prestigious newspaper, Eötvös Diák. Today, she is not throwing away her shot.
Danna Taboada (she/her) is a sixteen-year-old writer from New York. She loves listening to music of any genre, dancing, spending time with her family and friends, reading, and writing. She plans on majoring in Creative Writing in the future.
Smrithe Rajesh (she/her) is a 15-year-old rising Sophomore currently residing in the United States. Her work has appeared multiple times in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and she has had her work published in the Incandescent Studio and other notable publications. She enjoys reading and eating ice cream in her free time.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gabriela (Gabi) Benayoun (she/they) is an avid photographer and videographer who has been known in the past for her experience in graphic design. Now a native New Yorker, she does photography for small events and parties as well as work in videography.