Jessica Wang is from Long Island and is currently a freshman at Harvard. She is a Scholastic Silver Medal with Distinction senior portfolio winner, and her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, NCTE, Susquehanna University, Columbia College Chicago, The Claudia Ann Seaman Awards, and The Center for Fiction. In her free time, you can find her baking cheesecakes or procrastinating on her work. She hopes you have a great day!
Founder and Co-editor in chief - Jessica Wang
Tara VuPham is a Vietnamese-American writer and editor, born in New Jersey and raised in the Deep South. She enjoys exploration of the perfectly mundane through the lenses of fantasies and futures, especially with themes of exclusion and inclusion, minority mythologies, and love stories. If she isn’t writing (or thinking about it), she can be found listening to Broadway musicals or weightlifting.
Co-editor in chief - Tara VuPham
Co-editor in chief - Jacqueline Xiong
Jacqueline Xiong is a Chinese-American fifteen-year-old writer from Houston. Her fiction has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and can be found in Waxwing Journal, Sine Theta Magazine, Lumiere Review, and more. She enjoys composing music, putting together Spotify playlists, and tweeting chaotically at @jacquelanx.
Executive Editor - Erin Ye
Erin Ye is a 16-year-old student and writer from Long Island. She enjoys writing poetry, making smoothies, and going on (slow) runs. Erin’s work has been featured in Cathartic Lit and Ice Lolly Review, and she also serves as Executive Editor for Interstellar Literary Review.
General Editor - Grace Liang
Grace Liang is a Chinese-Canadian teen writer who lives in Toronto. She likes playing piano, taking naps, and reading graphic novel adaptations of famous classics. Her work has been published in Kalopsia Lit. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @yf_grace.
General Editor - Adelle Xiao
Adelle is a writer and high school junior currently based in New York City. She loves writing because she believes in its ability to help people discover themselves and empower others. Adelle has been regionally awarded by Scholastic and the Brooklyn Library, and her short stories and memoirs have been published in multiple publications and anthologies. When she isn't writing, you can probably find her drawing, binging K-dramas, or crocheting.
General Editor - Eileen Kwan
Eileen Kwan is a junior from New Jersey. Her works have been published in various literary magazines, such as Door in a Jar and the National Poetry Quarterly. During her free time, she enjoys listening to music, watching kdramas, and journaling.
General Editor - Ella Prichard
Ella Prichard is a high schooler from Washington who enjoys reading and writing speculative fiction with a focus on social justice. She’s been featured in Level Up: An All-Teen Short Story Anthology and was the winner of the 2022 Teen Author Boot Camp First Chapter Competition. Ella is a member of Seattle’s Hugo House’s Young Writer’s Cohort. When not studying politics, playing trumpet or fencing, she spends her days dreaming of better worlds. Ella is currently working on several writing projects, including a five-book epic-fantasy series.
General Editor - Fiona Lu
Fiona Lu is a high school student from the San Francisco Bay Area who is passionate about storytelling, no matter what form it may take. Her work has been published in Up the Staircase Quarterly, Sine Theta, and Kissing Dynamite, among others. In her free time, she likes to go on walks, play rhythm games, and think about the stars. She hopes you have a great day!
General Editor - Addie Rahmlow
Addison Rahmlow (she/her) is a teen writer from the Midwest. Her work has been recognized by the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the Council for Wisconsin Writers, among others, and you can find her at addierahmlow.carrd.co. She can often be found stuck in a state of perpetual writer's block, making iced tea, or attempting to romanticize her life by going on runs at sunset. She hopes that you’re having a wonderful day!
General Editor - Catherine Feng
Catherine Feng, a rising senior in Jericho Senior High School. She started writing around ninth grade and is especially interested in the genre of realistic/historical fiction. She writes mainly prose, specifically short stories and flash fictions. She has attended summer writing programs held by both Emerson and Kenyon University. Also, she participated in the scholastic Writing Contest multiple times and has won a National Gold Medal for the flash fiction genre and a local silver key for the short story genre.
Prose Editor - Emma Shobe
Emma Shobe is a 17-year-old author and literary enthusiast. Ever since she was in middle school, she has used writing as a means of expression and escape from reality. Her biggest writing inspirations include Leo Tolstoy, Boris Pasternak, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. She is a rising high school senior at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studies classical voice. When she is not writing or singing, she enjoys playing the piano, traveling, running her "bookstagram" (@theidealistbookworm), crying over Doctor Zhivago, and reading as much Russian literature as she can get her hands on. After high school, she wants to become an opera singer and an English professor.
Prose Editor - Miriam Reichenberg
Miriam lives in Northern California with her family and a muted tortie cat. When not writing, she can be found taking nature walks among the trees, sketching in her many journals, and letting her mind wander beyond the confines of her body. She enjoys a good laugh and is always in the mood to watch The Princess Bride. Miriam has been published in Potted Purple and Ice Lolly Review among other places and spaces. You can find more of her writing @cablecar_tothemoon.
Poetry Editor - Tanvi Nagar
Tanvi Nagar is a high school senior at Delhi Public School, Gurgaon. She has been writing for the past eight years and is passionate about public speaking, travelling, playing sports and reading. She has contributed to national newspapers like The Times of India and Hindustan Times; journals like Flare Journal, The Weight Journal, Nymphs Publications, Secret Attic, Hebe Poetry and Anti-Heroin Chic and anthologies like The Last Flower of Spring and Riding on a Summer Train by Delhi Poetry Slam; The Great Indian Anthology by Half Baked Beans and She the Shakti by Authors Press. She is the former Editor of her school, currently edits for Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine and is the present Head Girl of her school’s student council. She has authored four books titled, Metamorphosis, A Treasure Trove of Poetic Wonderland, A Bountiful of Rhythmic Stories and My Book of Short Stories and Poems. She has also won the Eye Level Literary Award 2018 by Daekyo South Korea, The Create Change Challenge by The University of Queensland, Australia and the Millennial Essay Writing Contest by UNESCO. Her website is tanvinagar.com.
Poetry Editor - Skye Bowdon
Skye Bowdon is a 16 year old poet from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a Creative Writing major at New Mexico School for the Arts. Her work has been published in Dreams of Montezuma, An Anthology of Poetry and Prose New Mexico School for the Arts, Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine, Ice lolly Review among others. Skye was a silver key medalist in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has been selected as a finalist for Santa Fe youth poet laureate 2021. When she isn’t scribbling things down in her notebook, you can find her listening to music in the plaza, or eating frito pies with family.
Poetry Editor - Laiba Yousuf
Laiba Yousuf is a young poet and em dash enthusiast who aspires to maintain a healthier sleeping routine. When she's not writing, you can find her caught up in coursework or learning a new language.
Poetry Editor - Fiona Jin
Fiona Jin is a writer and artist in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Her work is in or forthcoming at various literary magazines and recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. She is part of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program’s 2022 cohort and can be found at @fionajin07 on Twitter and @aurumtaza on Instagram.
Poetry Editor -Elyse Hwang
Elyse Hwang is a high school junior from Southern California. Her poetry has been published in The Galliard International Review, TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics, and Hooligan Mag. When she isn't writing, studying, or rewatching Harry Potter and The X Files, you can find her yearning for a snow day.
Poetry Editor - Myesha Phukan
Myesha Phukan is a 15-year-old poet from the Bay Area. Her work has been published in K'in Literary Magazine, Cathartic Lit, and Intersections Magazine among other places. She is an editor and reader for Cathartic Lit and Intersections Mag while being a writer for Detester Magazine. Myesha was a 2022 Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate Finalist and a 2022 Youth Speaks Unified Slam Champion. When not writing, she can be found rifling through huge amounts of books or cuddling with her two dogs.
Poetry Editor - Xime Silva
Xime Silva is a sophomore at Interlochen Arts Academy. They write mainly poetry and nonfiction.
Poetry Editor - Luana Cimiotti
Luana Cimiotti (she/her) is a high school student, who enjoys dancing, reading, and writing. Her works have appeared in various publications, including Teen Ink magazine, Galliard International Review, and the New York Times. As a staff member of Cathartic Youth Literary magazine and Ice Lolly Review, she is excited to share her love for language and literature with a new generation of writers!
Graphic Designer and Art Editor - Henry Zhao
Henry Zhao is an expressive 14-year-old student who enjoys works in art and graphic design. He values hard work and dedication and puts his best effort into any work that heads his way. He routinely contributes to his community through liturgical singing for church, as well as cleaning up for local beaches in his free time. On pleasant days, he enjoys gardening as a way to rest his mind and recharge from the hustle of everyday life.
Columnist - Shreya Senthilkumar
Shreya Senthilkumar (she/her) is currently a high school student living in North Carolina. She is a staff writer for her school’s newspaper and a blog writer for a local music camp. This year, she plans to publish her writing for an international audience. When she is not writing, she can be found wandering around Barnes and Noble or managing her school’s calligraphy club. You can follow her on Twitter @http_shreya.
Columnist - Diya Gupta
Diya Gupta is an about-to-be 20 year old human using she/they pronouns based in India. They love to research and write informative topics related to art, entertainment, society and books. She enjoys her time listening to songs, creating scenarios, reading, dancing or doodling while trying to keep up with college work. You can find them on Instagram @blithesquesttoread.
Columnist - Ayesha H.
Ayesha H. is a master procrastinator and maladaptive daydreamer residing in southern India. Wrestling words into sentences, haggling with a perpetual sense of impostorism, and attempts at escaping reality through strategically-spaced naps occupy most of her time, but she can also be found with a fantasy novel and chai in hand. A furry companion biting at her feet is discretionary but highly probable. She currently volunteers at youth-led writing affiliated organisations such as The Young Writers Initiative, Coexist Literary Magazine, and Humankind Zine amongst others.
Columnist - Waziha Aziz
Waziha Aziz is an eleventh grader from Chattogram, Bangladesh with a passion for literature. When not writing, she spends her time crossing books out of her teetering TBR and listening to boring playlists. You can find her on instagram @useless_depressing_poetry.
Columnist - SaraJane Devereaux
SaraJane Devereaux (pronounced: Dev-er-Row) is a poet and student from Las Vegas, Nevada. SaraJane has a passion for literature and film and would like to study both in college as well as music technology. She is an honors student and is currently secretary of their schools chapter of NHS and is determined and works hard. They have worked with Feed Us With Words, Blue Things Zine, Paper Crane Journal and more! She writes articles on things that inspire them.
Tula Jiménez Singer is a 17-year-old Cuban-American who recently moved to Brooklyn after spending several years in Havana. You can read her work on The Teen Magazine, Write the World, The Weight Journal and her blog El Cuarto de Tula, among others. She wants her pieces to be a slice of her life — filled with jazz, oceans, identity crises, and chocolate. She writes because she cannot let it go.
Columnist - Breanna Crossman
Breanna Crossman is a 17-year-old writer from Orange County, California who currently resides on Long Island. She writes for Neutral Citizen Journalism and runs Spiritus Mundi Review, an interdisciplinary arts magazine. When she is not reading or writing, you can find her drinking coffee, watching Hayao Miyazaki films, and hanging out with her cat. Instagram: @breannacrossman
Columnist - Milly Chen
Milly Chen, an international student from China, is a peer reader at school Writing Hub. Her pieces have been published in Young Scholars Journal and Teen Inks. Since 8th grade, she started her creative writing journey and attended various writing contests. To treasure delightful memories and appreciate meaningful things in life, she loves writing diaries. Even though it was difficult to not go back home for two years, she used writing to relieve stress. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, dancing, reading and watching movies. She is excited to share her unique story and read people’s wonderful work.
Columnist - Amelhyne O’Regan-Farineau
Amelhyne is an 18-year-old writer, podcaster, and photographer from Ireland. She hosts her own podcast called ‘Talk About It’ which focuses on mental health, film, and music for teens and young adults. She also writes a fortnightly article for her regional newspaper and contributes some of her poetry to literary magazines. She is also very passionate about photography. Her passion for photography lies in capturing the everyday moments in life, and the beauty of film, theatre, and music. Her plans are to continue growing her podcast and study journalism over the next year.
General Manager - Matthew Guirguis
Matthew is the general manager of the Ice Lolly Review magazine. He loves his three yorkies and is the captain of his school's debate team. In his free time, he knits.