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Brad Trumpfheller is an undergraduate student at Emerson College. Their poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from Gigantic Sequins, Indiana Review, Nashville Review, Puerto del Sol, West Branch, and elsewhere.  They are the internship director for Winter Tangerine, and were born in Okinawa.



Esther Lin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for 21 years. Her poems have appeared in Copper Nickel, the Cortland Review, Crazyhorse, Drunken Boat, the Missouri Review Online, and Vinyl. She is a 2017-19 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and is the recipient of the Crab Orchard Review’s 2018 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize, the inaugural Undocupoets fellowship, and a Poets House Emerging Poets fellowship.




Veronica Nelson is a University of Arkansas graduate based in Austin, Texas. She has a degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She previously wrote content for a classical music segment on an NPR station. Currently, she handles digital marketing for small businesses around the country. She hates when people make her choose between fiction and poetry. She spends her spare time writing, making fiber art, and trying to perfect her vegan queso recipe.



Kelly Han is a senior at Westview High School in Portland, Oregon. She has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, but really she is just beginning to delve into the expressive world of literature and writing. Prone to whimsical moods, she loves to bake questionable concoctions, jam out on car rides, and go on spontaneous adventures with her friends. 



Annie Li is a senior at Montgomery High School in central New Jersey. In 2016, she received a Gold Medal in Digital Art from the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She serves as an editor of her school’s literary magazine, The Mind’s Amaranth. Her art appears in Aerie International and is forthcoming from the Claremont Review.



Macrina Wang is a rising senior at St. Paul's School in Concord, NH, and is currently the Literary Editor of the Horae Scholasticae. Her work has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Macrina spends her free time writing, barely scraping by in Calculus, and looking up HD images of a young Stephen Colbert.




Archita Mittra is a writer and artist, with a love for all things magic, vintage and darkly fantastical. A student of English Literature at Jadavpur University, she also has a Diploma in Multimedia and Animation. Her work has been featured or profiled in Thought Catalog, Gurl, Maudlin House, Luna Luna Magazine, and Rising Phoenix Review, among others. She occasionally practices as a tarot card reader and likes learning new things. You can follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook, and can check out her blog here.



Katrina Lee is a third-year student at the University of Chicago. Her prose has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and has appeared in The Marble Collection and Sliced Bread. When she isn’t working on a computer science project, she can be found arguing about em dashes in the Chicago Maroon newsroom. 


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Zoe Stoller is a poet and a senior at the University of Pennsylvania. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from Cleaver MagazineDIALOGISTGlass: A Journal of PoetryRabbit Catastrophe ReviewSupplement, and Word Riot, among others. She is the assistant poetry editor for Cleaver Magazine and the web editor for the Adroit Journal. In addition, she is the recipient of the PenNaatak Playwright Fellowship, and one of her one-act plays was produced in a theatre festival Off-Broadway. She will begin her work as a Teach For America Philadelphia Corps Member in summer 2018. For more information, visit




Nadia Farjami is a sophomore in high school from Southern California. She is a writer and editor for GLUE Magazine, a writer for Affinity Magazine, a reader for Polyphony H.S., and her work has appeared in Marmalade Magazine. In the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, she received three Gold Keys. 



Eileen Huang is a senior at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey. Her work has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, TEDx, the Kenyon Review's Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, and the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom. From 2015-2016, she served as one of five student poets in the National Student Poets Program, the nation's highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. She currently serves as a prose editor for TRACK//FOUR, a literary journal for writers of color. She will attend Yale University in the fall.



Felix Lecocq is a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Chicago. Primarily a spoken word poet, his work was featured at Spoken Word London's 3rd Anniversary. Felix is one of two co-presidents of the performance art group The Underground Collective, and currently spends his free time working on the first draft of a YA novel.



Amelia Van Donsel is an undergraduate at Bard College pursuing a degree in English and art. Her pieces can be found in or are forthcoming from Flash FictionCrashtest, Parallax, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Scholastic Inc., among others. Her art and writing have been recognized and exhibited multiple times nationally. 



Becky Wolfson is a rising freshman at Brown University from Potomac, Maryland. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, VerbalEyze Press, KidSpirit, Moledro Magazine, and elsewhere. She serves as an editor of her school's newspaper, the Churchill Observer.



Cindy Xie is a high school sophomore living in Los Angeles, California. She enjoys reading, writing, and exploring literature, and holds a longtime love for the power of words that she hopes to share with others. She likes to spend time in the company of books, music, and science.



Eric Zhou is a freshman at the University of California, Davis. He is currently studying computer science, and still maintains his undying love for the language arts. He wrote his first book at fifteen, self-published his second book at sixteen, and recently just finished up his third book at eighteen.