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Ziyi Yan (she/her)

Ziyi Yan (闫梓祎) is a young Chinese writer living in Connecticut. She is published or forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Rust and Moth, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and others.  She is also an alumna of the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship, and the Kenyon Young Writers Workshop. Her work has received an American Voices Nomination and a National Gold Medal through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She is a National Youngarts winner in Writing/Spoken word. Communications Contest for poetry. She has also been recognized by the Young Poets' Network, the Poetry Society of Virginia, Rider University, Palette Poetry, Marymount Manhattan College, the Claudia Ann Seaman Awards, Frontier Poetry, BreakBread Literacy Project, and more. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @Ziyiyan___ or visit her website at

Executive Editors


Grace Marie Liu (she/her)

Executive Editor

Grace Marie Liu is a high school sophomore from Michigan. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Kissing Dynamite, Vagabond City Lit, and minnesota review, among others. She is an alumna of The Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program. When not writing/editing, she can be found participating in competitive public speaking, listening to Studio Ghibli soundtracks, or eating her weight in almond butter. 


Joanna Liu (she/her)

Executive Editor

Anna Liu (or Joanna) is a writer from Massachusetts. Her work has been recognized by the New York Times, the Alliance for Young Writers, Bennington Young Writers Awards, and Polyphony Lit, among others. In her free time, she likes to take care of chickens and watch video essays on Youtube. You can find her doing nothing on Twitter @cyoxyx


Heidi Pan (she/ her)

Art Director

Heidi Pan is a student at Harrisburg High School. Her work has received recognition at the national level from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Heidi has attended both the Iowa Young Writers' Studio and the Kenyon Young Writers Workshop. She is the head of the art and illustration club at her school. 



Akshita Krishnan (she/her)

Akshita Krishnan is a senior from Dallas, Texas. She is an alumna of the Kenyon Young Writers’ Workshop and her works have been recognized by Girls Right the World, Atlas and Alice, Fifth Wheel Press, and Miniskirt Magazine. She currently edits for Eucalyptus Lit, and serves as the President of the Coppell Young Writers’ Association, an organization dedicated to providing a safe space for all writers to give and receive feedback. In her free time, she plays with her dog, enjoys mango sorbet, and listens to Taylor Swift.


Althea Downing-Sherer (she/her)

Althea Downing-Sherer is a high school junior from Iowa. She is an alumna of the Iowa Young Writer’s Studio, an editor at Polyphony Lit, and an international finalist in Coexist Literary Magazine’s Metamorphosis writing contest. When she’s not writing, she can be found creating elaborate Pinterest boards, listening to Taylor Swift, and preparing for Mock Trial competitions. 


Audrey Wu (she/her)

Audrey Wu is a high school student from Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to The Dawn Rview, she edits for a variety of other magazines and interviews for the Teen Magazine. She has attended the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop, Iowa Young Writers studio, Grubstreet’s Young Adult Writer’s program, and Northwestern Creative Writing for Talent Development among others. When she’s not writing, you can find her baking, crocheting, or obsessively binging rom coms.


Ava Ye (she/her)

Ava Ye/叶曳 was born in Hangzhou, China and attends high school in Los Angeles. She has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the National Council of Teachers of English. Ava is an alumna of the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, and her poetry is published or forthcoming in Whale Road Review, Kissing Dynamite, The Penn Review, and elsewhere.


Cathleen Balid (she/her)

Cathleen Balid is a high school junior from Queens, New York. Her writing has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the New York Times, Columbia College Chicago, and Roanoke Review, among others. When she is not writing, she likes hiking, listening to K-pop, and buying copious amounts of cheesecake flavored candles. You can find her at


Claire Xu (she/her)

Claire Xu is a high school junior from Maryland. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and appears in The Afterpast Review. She is an alumna of the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference, the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, and the Iowa Young Writers Studio. When not writing, she enjoys visiting modern art installations and completing crossword puzzles.


Christina Julien (she/her)

Christina Julien is a Trini-American teen who finds solace in retellings of Caribbean folklore. Outside of writing, her greatest love is anthropology.


D. H. Lane (she/he)

D.H. Lane is a creative writing and linguistics undergrad at Syracuse University. She focuses on classic civilizations, language, the horror genre, queer identity, and deer in the headlights. She edits for Renaissance Review in addition to publishing her own work. You can find her work in The Graveyard Zine, Anti-Heroin Chic, warning lines, and various Syracuse publications including Perception and The Outcrowd. You can visit her page at


Elizabeth Mansfield (she/they)

Elizabeth is a writer from Denver, Colorado. They studied creative writing at the University of Chicago, where they graduated with honors. Their works have been featured in Quailbell, Wigleaf, and Unlimited Literature. Currently, they're studying law in the hopes of becoming an environmental justice lawyer.


Rue Huang (she/her)

Rue Huang is a writer from the Mid-Atlantic. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Alliance, The Harvard Crimson, Paper Crane Journal, Aster Lit, Words & Whispers, The Blue Marble Review, Ekphrastic Review, and the Pittsburgh Tribune, among others. She currently contributes as photography editor & opinion writer for her school newspaper. When she’s not consuming her body weight in blueberries, you can find her debating something philosophical with friends, or running with her track team! Her Instagram is @ewwitshallie.

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Heather Qin (she/her)

Heather Qin is a high school junior from New Jersey. She is an alumna of the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference and the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the New York Times, Breakbread Literary Magazine, Columbia College Chicago, and more. Besides writing, Heather loves classical music, watching anime, and playing gacha games.


Hilary Tam (she/her)

Hilary Tam is a high school student from Hong Kong. Her work appears in Where Else: An International Hong Kong Poetry Anthology, Kissing Dynamite, White Wall Review, The Lumiere Review, and more. She enjoys writing, taking long walks, trying different sandwiches, and listening to Christmas music all year round. 


Lucas Rucchin (he/him)


Lucas Rucchin is an aspiring prose writer from Vancouver, British Columbia. His creative work has been recognized in Surging Tide Magazine, The Aurora Journal, The New Absurdist, and others. He’s looking forward to reviewing your submissions!


R-Yu Wang (they/them)


Ruoyu Wang (王若雨) is from Washington state. Their poetry appears or is forthcoming in The Shore and COUNTERCLOCK, among others. They love cold drinks, curating Spotify playlists, and silly emails. Find them @wangwrites_ on Twitter.


Paridhi Poddar (she/her)


Paridhi Poddar is an aspiring poet and student based out of Kolkata, India. Her work is published or forthcoming in Ayaskala, Mixed Mag, Chasing Shadows Magazine, orangepeel, Pop the Culture Pill, streetcake magazine, celestite poetry, Tabula Rasa Review, and elsewhere.

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Sabine Wilson-Patrick (she/they)

Sabine Wilson-Patrick is an undergraduate writer at Cardiff University in Wales; she is originally from Barbados. Her work can be found in Mixed Magazine, Mulberry Literary, Quench Magazine and the Interlochen Review as well as forthcoming in Prosperity Magazine. She is also the managing editor for Rover Magazine


Samiksha Ransom (she/her)

Samiksha Ransom is a writer from Allahabad, India. Her work has appeared in Tint Journal, The Chakkar, EKL Review, The Friday Poem, JAKE, The Lake, Live Wire and more. Samiksha likes the sky, trees and all things lovely. 

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Sandra Lin (she/her)

Sandra Lin (林诺晨) is a Chinese American from New York who currently attends Bell High School in Florida. She is a Scholastic Awards National Gold Medalist, national winner of JUST POETRY!!!, the first-place winner for the 2021 Polyphony Lit Fall Contest and the 2022 Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest, as well as a finalist for Lumiere Review’s 2022 Prose Contest. Her works are published or forthcoming in Kissing Dynamite, Eunoia Review, The Lumiere Review, and elsewhere. Sandra is working on a platform that aims to empower marginalized voices in literature. Find her on Instagram and Wattpad @sandranuochen or her website


Sophia Kunkel (she/her)

Sophia Kunkel (she/her) is a junior at Hollins University in Roanoke Virginia, where she studies English and Creative Writing. She loves nature walks, has endless enthusiasm for The Beatles, and adores her miniature Goldendoodle, Bielka [the space dog]. Her experimental, cross-genre pieces have previously been featured in publications such as Cathartic Youth Literary, Juven Press, Gravel Magazine at Hollins, Outlander Zine, and more. She is also indie published in fiction and poetry. You can find Sophia at 


Terra Ungson (she/her)

Terra Ungson is a Filipina scribbler of poems and small stories. She is currently studying Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines Diliman, and is known for her warm hugs and crocheting during meetings. Her work is published or forthcoming in Ampersand, Girl Up Philippines, Southchild Lit, Northern Otter Press, Outlander Magazine, and Spellbinder Magazine. You can find her rambles on her Twitter @_antukingpato.

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Vicki Lin (she/her)

Vicki Lin (林诺曦) is an aspiring Chinese American poet and writer from Florida. A senior at Bell High School, she has participated in Kenyon Review’s writing workshops, Ellipsis Writing's Magic School workshop, and has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Her works are published or forthcoming in Kissing Dynamite and Eunoia Review. She can often be found drinking tea or staring at the sky.

Editors Emeritus


Loisa Fenichell (she/her)

Loisa Fenichell is a Pushcart Prize   and Best of the Net nominee. She is forthcoming in Guernica Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Washington Square Review, and others. Her chapbook, “all these urban fields,” has been published by nothing to say press and her collection, “Wandering in all directions of this earth,” is the winner of the Ghost Peach Press Prize, selected by Eduardo C. Corral and forthcoming from Ghost Peach Press. She is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University, where she holds the Writers’ Scholarship.


Kaydance Rice (she/they)

Kaydance Rice is a writer from Grand Rapids, Michigan and currently attending Interlochen Arts Academy. Kaydance is the recipient of several regional and national awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and was an honorable mention in the 2023 YoungArts awards. Kaydance works on various online literary magazines and is the editor in chief of the 2023 Interlochen Review. In her free time, Kaydance enjoys playing the viola, rambling about existentialism, and spending time with her plants.


Jacqueline Parker (she/her)

Jacqueline Parker studied words at Queens University in Charlotte, NC where she currently resides with her boyfriend, dog, and lots of plants. Her work is published or forthcoming in Prime Number Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, MacQueen's Quinterly, After Dinner Conversation, Minerva Rising, and elsewhere. She is Prime Number’s 2021 Short Fiction Award winner.

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Mackenzie Duan (she/they)

Mackenzie is a junior from the Bay Area. Her writing has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and she serves as an editor for Polyphony Lit. She likes philosophy, music, and hot pockets.

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Believe Chakenya (she/her)


Believe Chakenya is a senior in high school. She has been writing for 6 years– specializing in poetry and dabbling in personal essays. She enjoys Disney, coffee, and gummies. Believe has experience with self-publishing and compiling poetry collections. 


Ciara Whimbush (she/her)


Ciara Whimbush is a high school student from Georgia. Writing has always been a passion of hers, and something she can find comfort in at any given time. Her hobbies include baking, dancing, and pun-filled jokes. Her all-time favorite show is Degrassi (the one with Drake).

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Evan Wang (he/him)

王潇/Evan Wang is the first Youth Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rust and Moth, COUNTERCLOCK Journal, Violet Indigo Blue, Etc., and elsewhere. He is an alumnus of the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio and an Anaphora Fellow. His work has been featured at and recognized by Button Poetry, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Poetry Society of Virginia, Philadelphia Contemporary, and Wawa Welcome America.

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Mark Kyungsoo Bias (he/him)


Mark Kyungsoo Bias is a 2021 Tin House Scholar and a recipient of the 2022 Joseph Langland Poetry Prize. His work appears or is forthcoming in Academy of American Poets, The Adroit Journal, The Common, Best New Poets, Los Angeles Review, The Offing, New England Review, Washington Square Review, and has been featured in Literary Hub and Poetry Daily. He received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he was a REAL Fellow. He currently lives in Korea.  Find him on Instagram @markkbias

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Maabena Nti (she/her)


Maabena Nti is a fifteen-year-old poet/writer based in Accra, Ghana. Her work appears inCeltic Literary Review and Ice Lolly Review. She is a 2022 Adroit Summer mentee. She enjoys daydreaming, obsessing over K-Ming Chang, listening to afro-pop, and binge-reading romance novels.

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