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Founder, Editor-In-Chief, Web Designer, & Artist
Dilara Hacer Almata Sümbül is a writer from San Francisco and student at UC Berkeley. She is the editor-in-chief of Flat Ink, and a prose reader at the Farside Review. Her work has been recognized by The National YoungArts Foundation and The Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation. She is the is the descendent of Maraş, Istanbul, Almaty, and their literature. More of her work can be found at dilarasumbulwriting.com
Crystal Peng lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her work appears in Poetry Pause, Sine Theta Magazine, Blue Marble Review, and elsewhere. When not writing, she spends her time propagating succulents, listening to the Goldberg Variations, or in a wikipedia rabbithole about oysters.
Dhwanee Goyal (she/her) is a sixteen-year-old student from Maharashtra, India. An editor-in-chief of Indigo Literary Journal, her work appears or is forthcoming in Claw & Blossom, Whale Road Review, Heavy Feather Review, and more. Her Twitter handle is @pparallell, and her micro-chapbook, ‘Kasauli Daydreams,’ is out from Ghost City Press. The first prize winner of the Poetry For Our Times competition, she is an Adroit 2021 mentee, and an alumna of Iowa Young Writers’ Studio.
Kai Van Ginkel,
Review Editor & Staff Writer
Kai Van Ginkel is a Midwesterner who is often seen with a book in hand. A Graduate of College of St. Mary’s with a degree in Writing and Literature, they are an editor with a passion for fairy-tales and the subversion of old stories. They are an Anthology Editor for Lupercalia Press, and can also be found reading and reviewing books at Sleeping Dragon Reviews, or on twitter @KaiVanGinkel
Nandini Rabindra Maharana,
Nandini Rabindra Maharana is a seventeen-year-old who enjoys nature walks and petrichor. She resides in New Delhi, India, and is currently in high school. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cathartic Lit, Wonders Magazine, Bridge Ink Magazine, The Aurora Journal. Apart from writing, she doodles and studies science. You can find more about her on: nandini.carrd.co
Staff Writers, Interviewers, & Readers
Staff Writer for Craft Essays & Literary Criticism
Grace Safford is a writer, editor, and gardener from a town in Northern Vermont so small cartographers sometimes confuse it for a lake. You can find her work published or forthcoming in Ghost City Press, Lucent Dreaming, Corvid Queen, Twist in Time, and Firewords. Currently, she is working on her first novel and a manuscript for a nature-based activity book.
Staff Writer for Literary Criticism & Reviews
Mckenna Saady (she/her) is a writer and nonprofit communications specialist, currently serving as the staff writer and digital content lead for ParentsTogether Foundation. She also writes poetry and short fiction, and has her work featured in the Skre.ws Syndication poetry zine. She is originally from Richmond, Virginia and now lives in West Philadelphia with her dog, cat, and backyard vegetable garden.
Staff Writer for Reviews & Craft Essays
Zo is a writer, poet, Humanities student and calligraphy enthusiast, with a love for clouds, poetry and memoirs. Her work appears in Flat Ink, Cathartic Lit and Blue Marble Review and she is a poetry editor and staff writer for The Global Youth Review. They are a big believer in the arts as a language for communication and connection and can be found immersed in a movie soundtrack or panicking about college.
Audrey Snow Matzke,
Staff Writer for Literary Criticism & Craft Essays
Audrey Snow Matzke is a nascent autistic writer from Chicago, IL. Appearing in The Augment Review, Stone Of Madness Press, and elsewhere, you can follow her journey to expand her resume @amsnowwrites. She will graduate high school in the spring of 2022.
Staff Writer for Craft Essays and Prose and Poetry Reader
A rising sophomore, Angelina is a 15 year old from Vancouver, Canada. Other than procrastinating on writing their hundreds of unfinished poems hidden away in google docs, you can find them at debate club, binging hours of youtube, or trying to maximize the time they can avoid going outdoors. They love all forms of surrealist and narrative poetry and prose. You can find them @ang_yeungg on twitter.
Prose and Poetry Reader
Vrinda is an eighteen year old literature enthusiast from India. She has work forthcoming/in Overachiever magazine, Ice Lolly Review, Koening zine and currently is a personal essay writer for Outlander Zine. She loves street food, vanilla candles and wishes to travel and write stories about obscure experiences of people.
María Fernanda Erives,
María Fernanda Erives is a writer and journalist who is currently pursuing her masters at Columbia University. Based in New York City, she is originally from Mexico and moved to the United States with her family at a young age. Reading latin american magic realism growing up made her want to be a writer and has since dedicated her time to the craft while discovering new writers and works from around the world.
Prose and Poetry Reader
Ayah Shatara is a seventeen-year-old Palestinian writer from Orlando, Florida, currently writing for an online news site called Generation News. She also enjoys writing poetry and short fiction in various genres. When not writing, she spends most of her time fawning over local cats, volunteering, and reading about her latest fixations.
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