Rachel Evelyn Sucher, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, is a queer-identified Vermont writer, activist, performer, horsewoman, and intersectional feminist. Her poems have been shortlisted for the International Literary Award (Rita Dove Award in Poetry) and the Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets, and longlisted for the Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize. Rachel is the founder & editor-in-chief of COUNTERCLOCK literary & art journal, the social media manager of Half Mystic publishing house & literary journal, and a founding member and editor of Mandatory Assembly literary journal. A mentee in the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and the Glass Kite Anthology Summer Writing Studio, she has also attended the New England Young Writers' Conference at Bread Loaf and the Champlain College Young Writers' Conference. Her work is forthcoming in Tinderbox, Luna Luna Magazine, Dream Pop Journal, Yes Poetry, Channillo, and Rising Phoenix Review, as well as the anthology Destigmatized from Madness Muse Press. When she isn’t wrestling writer’s block or the patriarchy, Rachel can be found snuggling puppies, making music, and overthinking in her nerdy poet's notebook. Connect with Rachel on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her website, Rachel Sucher Writes.
Claire S. Lee, Managing Editor, Poetry & Prose Editor, is a student from Southern California. Her writing has been recognized by Tinderbox Poetry Journal and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and appears/is forthcoming in Inklette, Alexandria Quarterly, Rising Phoenix Review, *82 Review, Noble/Gas Qtrly, and Blue Marble Review, among others. She is a California Arts Scholar as well as an editorial intern for The Blueshift Journal and the Editor-in-Chief of Plutonian Shore, Canyon Crest's literary magazine. Though she loves poetry and nonfiction, her favorite genre is historical fiction.
Sarah Feng, Poetry & Prose Editor, is a sophomore at Pinewood School. A National Poetry Quarterly Best of Issue scholarship recipient, she is the author of 2 self-published novels and a 2017 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program mentee. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Willamette Writers, and the California Coastal Commission, and has been published/is forthcoming in Storm Cellar Quarterly, the Los Angeles Times Insider, and the Rising Phoenix Review, among others. She interns for the Blueshift Journal and reads prose at the Glass Kite Anthology. In her free time, she likes drinking boba, creating art, and looking at memes. You can find her on Instagram at @sarahfeng_ or on her website sarahfeng.weebly.com.
Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Poetry Editor, when not conjuring axioms for the anthropocene, observes the residuals over coasts. Her poem ‘At Dusk with the Gods’ won the Alfaaz (Kalaage) prize. An awardee of the prestigious GREAT scholarship, she reads for her second postgraduate degree in England. Her work is forthcoming in Figroot Press, Quiddity, Madcap Review, Wild Women's Medicine Circle, Seafoam magazine, The Quiet Letter and elsewhere. Her work has been featured in several international anthologies such as The Dance of the Peacock (Hidden Brook Press, Canada) Suvarnarekha (Poetry Society of India, India) and Peacock Journal's first and second print anthologies and elsewhere. Her areas of research interests are literary theory and postcolonial literature. Untold stories of refugees and art as an alternate source of history are causes that resonate. She is co-founder of Parentheses Journal, a literary initiative that operates across hybrid spheres.
Sydney Lucero, Art Editor, is a Mississippi School of the Arts graduate. In her work life, she pairs with a non-profit organization to distribute meals to communities in Mississippi's capital city. In her art life, she indulges herself in film, modern art, and the overwhelming culture of her hometown to inspire her written works. Her fiction & poetry can be found in 1119 Pinehurst Review, Write for Mississippi, and the 2017 Scholastic National Catalog. Intrigued by abstraction, Sydney is always looking for the meaning beyond the meaning, firmly believing the destination is better than the journey. You can find glimpses of her life and updates on her publications on Instagram.
Akhila Bandlora, Art Reader, is a sophomore at BASIS Phoenix residing in Arizona. She has been awarded eleven times regionally through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, where she serves as co-president of her local affiliate. Additionally, she has been formally published by Young Authors of Arizona, fromthebowseat, and the Rising Phoenix Review. Some of her favorite thing include cinnamon rolls, the numbers four, seven, and eight, and the color red.
Sophie Allen, Poetry & Prose Reader, is a freshman at UMass Amherst. She does not know how often she should be watering her cactus, but is doing her best. Find her on Twitter at @spiiriitkiid or Instagram at @sallen.jpg.
Zineb Laadioui, Poetry Reader, is the poet on the loose from Morocco, but her heart resides in every country and culture. She wants you to keep writing until all the ink in the world dries (which will never happen).
Nadia Jo, Poetry Reader, is a junior at Deerfield Academy. Her works have been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and they appear or are forthcoming in Really System, Blue Marble Review, Red Queen Literary Magazine, and Alexandria Quarterly. A Poetry Reader for The Cerurove, Nadia studied poetry with Raena Shirali through the 2017 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program. She lives in South Korea.
Lina Baaziz, Poetry Reader, is a writer, social activist, Feminist and full time English language and Literature student at the University of Mentouri Constantine, who now resides in Constantine, Algeria. Lina is an internationally published author and former Algerian representative at the International Writing Program BTL at the University of Iowa in UNESCO’s only city of literature in the USA. Lina is passionate about gender justice and equality. Spreading an inclusive ideology is one of her main goals; she is never scared of rebelling and fighting to speak for those who are silenced.
Mayu Alten, Prose Reader, is a sophomore at Los Altos High School in California. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and fangirling. She hopes to someday meet George R. R. Martin and the cast of Game of Thrones.
Sarah Bickford, Blog Manager & Columnist, is a recent graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, and will be studying literature and philosophy at Augustine College in Ottawa, Ontario in the coming months. A Vermont native, Sarah has been writing short stories since she was about five, and reading since the age of two. She has taken two college-level creative writing classes, and was in Honors English all throughout her four years of high school. Since her graduation, Sarah has applied and written for a number of freelance writing websites on a number of topics, from travel blog articles, to articles about different medications, and even an advertisement for a cleaning company. A self-named bibliophile, Sarah someday dreams of having her own library/study in a Victorian mansion, secluded in the hills of Ireland or Scotland. Her other passions include tea, dogs, and her vinyl record collection.
Gabby Campos, Columnist & Social Media Manager, is a 17-year-old writer whose main literary genres of interest are non-fiction and poetry. She attended the 2017 New England Young Writer's Conference in Vermont in May of 2017, and is the editor to-be of her school's literature magazine. She plans to major in journalism in college. In her free time she enjoys discovering new places to roam and explore in her beloved home state of Massachusetts, belting show tunes around the house, and listening to loud music in the car whilst pretending her life is a dramatic music video. You can find Gabby on instagram @g.camps, and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Griffiths, Blog Manager & Social Media Manager, is a New Hampshire-based writer (born in Vermont, raised in Northern California) and a recent graduate of Plymouth State University. During her time at PSU, she earned a B.A. in English and was awarded both the 2016 Sally Boland Essay Prize and the 2017 Hinman Award for Literary Studies. In addition to these literary accomplishments, she also spent a semester abroad in Winchester, England and completed the Disney College Program, a for-credit intensive internship at Walt Disney World in Florida. Recently, Shannon has blogged for the non-profit organization Stay Work Play NH and managed/written for PSU’s English department blog The Canon. She currently manages and writes for her own blog Essentially Shannon and is a freelance writer for the millennial-targeted relationship/sex/lifestyle site Bolde. Shannon loves Harry Potter, pigging out at Five Guys with herboyfriend, and her two mini dachshunds. Connect with Shannon on Instagram at miatwoshakes and on Twitter at essentiallyshannon.