ABIGAIL JONES

"And So It Goes On"

Abigail Jones is a high school junior from Massachusetts. She is an abstract mixed media artist whose work has been published in various local exhibits and magazines, including Celebrating Art and Polyphony Lit. She is passionate about anti-human trafficking activism and supporting workers' rights globally. In her free time, she enjoys watching stand-up comedy and reading.

CHRISTIAN BUTTERFIELD

"lullaby"

Christian Butterfield is a 17 year old poet and memoirist from Bowling Green, Kentucky. At age 6, he pledged to read every Barney picture book in existence (note: there are surprisingly many Barney books in existence) and has been addicted to the written word ever since! In 2019, he was named the National Student Poet of the Southeast as well as the recipient of two American Voices awards in Poetry and publication in Scholastic Best Teen Writing for Personal Memoir. His editing experience includes founding a school-wide literary magazine (The Amethyst) and running poetry workshops both in and out of his local community. He is a fun combination of theater kid energy, debate kid energy, and “pretentious enough to write their bio in third person” energy.

EUNICE KIM

"illumination";

"in which America starts fires and no one puts them out"

Eunice Kim is a Korean-American writer living in Seoul. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Polyphony, The Heritage Review, Vagabond City Lit, and more. She currently works as a staff reader for The Adroit Journal and a volunteer writer for Her Culture.

MAY HATHAWAY

"cavity"

May Hathaway is a high school junior in New York City. Her writing has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing awards on the national level, and her work is forthcoming in the Girls Write Now 2020 Anthology. In her free time, she enjoys programming, baking, and reading.

DANA BLATTE

"wolves hide in the secrets that wrap our hearts like shrouds"

Dana Blatte is a sophomore in high school who dreams of becoming an author, illustrator, and polyglot. When she's not sending pen pal letters, listening to obscure indie music, or scouring the internet for forgotten fairy tales, she can be found reading or writing. Her novels and poems have been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, NaNoWriMo's Young Writer's Program, and the Open Novella Contest on Wattpad.

DELANEY BURK

"Best Methods to Tell Your Child Her Brain is Broken";

"Sexiest Self-Help Tip #43"

Delaney Burk grew up in Alexandria, VA and recently earned her degree in English with a Creative Writing focus at Virginia Commonwealth University. She's been previously published in Pwatem, Crab Fat Magazine, From Whispers to Roars, Gravitas Magazine, Bottom Shelf Whiskey, and Cleaning Up Glitter Literary Journal. When she is not watching every Colin Firth movie ever made or hoarding lipstick like a really lame dragon, she is exploring the urban fantasy genre, finding ways to merge horror and humor, and writing run-on sentences. She currently is working on grad school applications and preparing for hand-to-hand combat with Stephen King.

AARON LELITO

"Epoch's Entry";

"Glacial Incantation";

"City River (Version 3)"

Aaron Lelito is a visual artist and writer from Buffalo, NY. In his photographic work, he is primarily drawn to the patterns and imagery of nature. His images have most recently been published in The Esthetic Apostle and The Hand Magazine, with upcoming publication in Freshwater Review, High Shelf Press, and About Place Journal. His website is aaronlelito.com.

IAN REAFSNYDER

"The Forest"

Ian Reafsnyder is a Creative Writing major at Chapman University. He has been writing passionately for several years now, and he is seeking to push his work to the next level, hoping to learn along the way.

ANAHIS LUNA

"David"

 Eunice Kim is a Korean-American writer living in Seoul. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Polyphony, The Heritage Review, Vagabond City Lit, and more. She currently works as a staff reader for The Adroit Journal and a volunteer writer for Her Culture. 

SOPHIA RAMIREZ

"Ending Cycle"

Sophia Ramirez is a high schooler in Connecticut. Her writing has been recognized in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at a national level, as well as by Interlochen Center for the Arts. When she’s not editing or marketing for The Aurora Review, she is writing, or desperately struggling to translate her handwritten ideas from 1:00 am the night before. She should consider typing.

JENNIFER UCHE

"have you ever kissed a girl?"

A student writer from Massachusetts, Jenn founded and stands as president of the Creative Writing club at her school. Jenn has earned awards and publications for her short stories and poems such as from Appelly Publishing and earned an American Voices nomination from the Scholastic Awards. Jenn has an affinity for speaking as well as writing, winning Co-Champion for the Massachusetts Lions Youth Speech competition.

CORINE HUANG

"She Stands Into the Wind";

"Space [displaced]"

Corine Huang is a sophomore from Hong Kong. Since the beginning of middle school, she has helped run and edit her school literary magazine. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In her natural habitat, she can be found reading experimental poetry, re-watching Greta Gerwig movies, and worshipping Frank Ocean.

SANDHYA GANESAN

"premortem";

"Marks of History" (selected excerpts)

Sandhya Ganesan is a junior in the San Francisco Bay Area whose work has been recognized at the national level by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She is passionate about education and fostering a love for reading and writing through teaching writing classes at her local library. When she is not writing, she enjoys teaching programming, practicing calligraphy, and watching The Good Place.

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