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Ari Lohr

editor-in-chief / creative director

Ari Lohr (he / xe / they) is a queer poet and English Education major at Boston University. He is a Brave New Voices semifinalist, Slamlandia finalist, Portland Poetry Slam champion, and a 2021 Best of the Net nominee. Focusing on the mystical relationship between queerness, love, and grief, Ari’s poetry appears in the Northern Otter Press, Opia Lit, Incandescent Review, and more. He is the author of EJAY., a confessional love letter / poetry chapbook, and Gravity, his debut full-length through Gutslut Press coming late 2022. He is also the managing editor of the Bitter Fruit Review and the editor-in-chief of the Jupiter Review. Ari can be found at arilohr.com or @i.o.jupiter on Instagram.

managing editor

Erin Challenor

Erin Challenor is an undergrad at the University of Iowa, studying creative writing and political science and missing her two cats dearly. She likes pennies, British historical dramas, and playing cards. Her work has been published in Fools Magazine, earthwords, and Ink Lit Mag.

art editor

Niloofar Sahimi

Niloofar Sahimi is a visual artist, photographer, and an advocate for environmental awareness and human rights raised in Los Angeles, California. She has been featured in several magazines and has been awarded honors on the national scale. She is a staff contributor at the Outspoken OPPA, and is the Editor-in-Chief of her own literary magazine that is forthcoming. When she is not taking photos, she volunteers at her local shelters and browses the internet for fashion inspiration. 

issue contributors

Pascale is Editor-in-Chief of Wrongdoing Magazine and an Editor at a few other publications, including CHEAP POP and Walled Women Magazine. She’s also Staff Contributor for The Aurora Journal and has placed further work in Eclectica Magazine, Maudlin House, BlazeVOX, Witch Craft Magazine, and many others. She has a BAH from Queen’s University, and she is working on a budding book series. You can read more about her at pascalepotvin.com or @pascalepalaces on Twitter.

Pascale Potvin
 

Chim Sher Ting

 

Sher Ting has lived in Singapore for 19 years before spending the next 5 years in medical school in Australia. She has work published/forthcoming in Trouvaille Review, Eunoia Review, Opia Mag and Door Is A Jar, among others. She is currently an editor of a creative arts-sharing space, known as INLY Arts. She tweets at @sherttt and writes at downintheholocene.wordpress.com

Rhiannon Willson is a poet from Wales with a BA in English. She writes mostly about the people she loves and spends her spare time playing scrabble with old ladies and trying to learn how to rollerskate. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Dreams Walking, 5050 Lit and The Honest Ulsterman, among others. She can be found on twitter @rhiannonwillson and on instagram @rhiawillson. 

Rhiannon Willson

 

Zarnab Tufail

 

Zarnab Tufail is currently an upcoming medical student in Pakistan. She started her writing journey three years ago. While she experiments with poetry most of the time, she is also interested in photography, painting, and journaling. Her work has been published in or is forthcoming in Vagabond City Lit, Changing Womxn Collective,, Coven Editions, In Parentheses, Dreams Walking Magazine and elsewhere. She is also the Co-founder of The Walled City Journal.

Lake Vargas

Lake Vargas primarily writes poetry and creative non-fiction. Her work has been published by Periwinkle Literary Magazine, Tealight Press, Butcher Papers, and others. She is a poetry reader at Paracosm Literary Journal, and she tweets at @lakewrites. More of her work can be found on her Tumblr, @stonemattress.

column contributor

Sofía Aguilar is a Latina writer, poet, and fourth-year student at Sarah Lawrence College and originally from Los Angeles. Most recently, her work has appeared in Poetically Mag, Melanin. Magazine, and The Westchester Review, among other publications, many of which have been featured in international performances. She has received the 2018 Nancy Lynn Schwartz Prize for Fiction and is a three-time recipient of the Jean Goldschmidt Kempton Scholarship for Young Writers for her outstanding contributions to her college community. You can find her at sofiaaguilar.com.

Sofia Aguilar

 

prose editors

Aakanksha Gupta

Aakanksha (she/her) is an editor and writer based in Canada. She works in the publishing industry and hopes to edit new adult & YA books someday. She will read anything once but has a soft spot for stories about neurodiversity, cultural identity, and navigating adult life. She loves to read, sing, watch animated shows/movies, and spend an absurd amount of time on Tiktok. She is also a CNF/fiction editor at levatio magazine. You can learn more about her here: www.aakankshagupta.com/

Louise Prior

Louise Prior is a passionate reader and writer, having written for articles Psych2go and personal essays for Heroica. Aside from her non-fiction, Louise has also had her poetry published in 'Life (as it) Happens' - an anthology collection. At her day job, she is a bookseller, a job she adores and is incredibly excited about, but she often works on her writing in her spare time. With a broad interest in genres and styles, she doesn't like limiting herself to one specific forte in her work. She is based in England and holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing.

Tony Swope

Tony lives in the Rocky Mountains where he went to Colorado State University to pursue the wonderfully tragic calling that is the written word. 

 

He is a poet, a musician, and an aspiring author. Before pursuing writing, he was on track to graduate with a degree in music performance for flute and violin. When he isn't scribbling away in a journal, he likes to spend his time Boxing or Tumbling. There is nothing he enjoys more than experiencing a new fantasy world to immerse himself in, and he will always prefer the mage class in any video game. Don't be afraid to reach out and say hello to Tony on Twitter: @GayWzrd

Auzin Ahmadi

Auzin is a writer from the Pacific Northwest who strings words together because there are creations inside her which clamor to get out. She has published with Nowruz Journal, Rogue Agent Journal, and Agapanthus Collective. Her work can be found at byauzin.com.

poetry editors

Tessa Martinez

Tessa Martinez is an emerging writer based in Chicago. Currently, she volunteers her time as blog director for Humankind Zine, and poetry editor for the Jupiter Review. Her strengths lie in nonfiction, interviews, and poetry. She has a passion for storytelling, especially through film, and would love to expand her nonfiction niche to scriptwriting, and directing documentaries in the near future. DePaul University alumni class of 2021.

Ed Bedford is a London based poet with a focus on Latin poetry and sonnets. Some of his other interests are early British narratives, translation, and how poetry intersects with other media. He contributes book and poetry reviews to The Indiependent and Coffee Time Reviews. You can find him on Twitter @edbedi.

Ed Bedford

Myliyah Hanna (note: wix is glitchy on mobile and Mylilah's bio probably isn't showing up.

Myliyah Hanna is an upcoming essayist from the Bronx and a graduate of the University of Virginia. Her work has been published in Cheap Pop and Zora. She maintains a personal blog at myliyahhanna.com. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Best of Small Fictions award, and the Best of the Net award. She lives in Chicago with her cat Jasper. 

Analysa Vivanco

Analysa Vivanco is a poet and essayist born and raised in Southern California, but currently relocating to Brooklyn, NY. She is most interested in exploring the conflicts around the subconscious, desire, shame, tenderness and absence through her work. When she is not writing, she feels most human while cooking, reading on the grass, mastering the perfect foam on a cappuccino, and listening to music. She runs a personal newsletter at tinyletter.com/twentysixletters and has been published in New Forum and The Confessionalist. 

Zoe Street

Zoe (they/she) is an amateur poet, writer, and aspiring filmmaker, she has worked on short films such as 'Lucky Penny' (2022). They study English Literature at The University of East Anglia where they currently work as Deputy Editor for Mausoleum Press. You can find her on twitter at @ZoeStreet0 

Rowena Price

Rowena Price (she/her) is a poet, soup-maker, and folklore fanatic. She's also studying her third year of English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. After that, she wants to see the Himalayas.

Sorcha Sills

Bio TBD

Harley Nguyen

Harley Nguyen (he/him/his) is a Vietnamese American poet based in the Maryland D.C. area. You can find him on Twitter at @fain_t_.

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