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BREANNA CROSSMAN

Editor-in-Chief

Breanna Crossman (she/her) is an eighteen-year-old writer from Orange County, California, who currently resides in Virginia. Her favorite authors are Joan Didion, David Mitchell, and Kurt Vonnegut. She is an alumna of the Adroit Summer Mentorship under Brad Felver and has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, NCTE, and the Adroit Prizes.

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MAYA WALKER

Executive Editor

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

Feedback Coordinator

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)

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ARIANA KATA

Art Editor

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. 

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MYESHA PHUKAN

Poetry Editor

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.

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DIANA OSPINA

Prose Editor

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. 

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SOPHIA HAO

Art Editor

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.

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CAREN ANDERSON

Poetry Editor

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.

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TOSIN OKEWOLE

Prose Editor

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

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SOPHIE JOHNSTON

Prose Editor

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.

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ASHLEY MORROW

Prose Editor

Ashley (she/her) is a 17-year old writer residing in California, USA. She enjoys reading and writing flash fiction and poetry. 

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WILLOW KANG

Prose Editor

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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ALEXANDRA RAE

Columnist

Alexandra Rae (she/her) is prose writer & editor based in the U.S. She deeply admires the works of genre-bending artists like Lauren Slater and Nick Flynn and seeks to push the boundaries of narrative within her own work. Alexandra also loves women-centered stories that destroy stereotypes and conventional portrayals of female characters. She edits for Outlander Zine and posts her poetry & prose on instagram (@theresonationofalexandra). 

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AMINA RADONCIC

Columnist

Amina Radoncic is a seventeen-year-old high school student from Long Island, York. She is a lover of all things related to literature, law, and history, with some of her favorite authors including Jane Austen and  Sylvia Plath. While she does spend much of her free time reading, you can also find her hanging out with her three sisters, listening to music ranging from boygenius to beabadoobee, or  watching history documentaries.

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AARNA TYAGI

Columnist

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.

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ASHLYNN THEO

Columnist

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.

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CAILEY TIN

Columnist

Cailey Tin is an interview editor of Paper Crane Journal. She is an Asia-based staff writer and podcast co-host at The Incandescent Review, a columnist in Incognito Press and Spiritus Mundi Review, and her work has been published in Fairfield Scribes, Alien Magazine, Cathartic Lit, and more. Her work is forthcoming in the Eunoia Review and Dragon Bone Publishing. Visit her Instagram @itscaileynotkylie.

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BLANKA PILLÁR

Columnist

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. 

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DANNA TABOADA

Columnist

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.

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SMRITHE RAJESH

Columnist

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.

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