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Grace Marie Liu (she/her)

Grace Marie Liu is a Chinese-American writer from Michigan. She is a 2024 YoungArts National Winner with Distinction in Poetry and an alumna of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program, the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, and the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Minnesota Review, Sundog Lit, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Okay Donkey, Jet Fuel Review, and Peach Mag, among others, and has been recognized by The Poetry Society UK, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, and the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation. She serves as an Editor-in-Chief for Polyphony Lit.

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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



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.

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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.


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.


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:

Our past editors include Ziyi Yan, Loisa Fenichell, Kaydance Rice, Heidi Pan, Lucas Rucchin, Hilary Tam, Sabine Wilson-Patrick, Samiksha Ransom, Sandra Lin, Jacqueline Parker, Mackenzie Duan, Believe Chakenya, Ciara Whimbush, Evan Wang, Mark Kyungsoo Bias, and Maabena Nti.

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