Poetry. Films. Talismans. Incense Sticks. Clear Stream… She has prepared a 101-list of emotions that are often disguised as objects. You may meet her at an obscure café, comfortably nestled in a book or scribbling the season away in an even more obscure journal with rivers of espresso. Tree-gazing and reckless dreaming are her two most sacrosanct indulgences. Most days she allows herself to be seeped into the aroma of her books, shutting up herself inside the tender verse, in the pine with all things the world declines. She writes at https://poorviahuja.wordpress.com/author/poorviahuja/.
columnist, Captain’s Orders
Prithiva Sharma is an almost graduate in English Literature, who spends her time whining, procrastinating, whining about procrastinating, and making bad puns about her course being ‘lit.’ She goes around talking about how Macbeth was ruined by four women and how Captain America deserves more than the world. She also writes, sometime, oftentimes, all the time really. She likes turquoise, balloons, orchids and fairylights. You can find her work somewhere on the net, just search the right spelling. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
columnist, Feast of the Fools
“Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come watch TV.”
A lover of dark chocolate, Vedang loves playing the uke and is an admirer of Nietzsche and Rilke and all the poets that have talked about the futility of existence. He finds happiness in listening to Twenty Øne Pilots and Joji and spends most of his time watching The Office.
KEANA ÁGUILA LABRA
columnist, Closed Captioning
Keana Águila Labra (she/her) is the Editor-in-Chief of Marías at Sampaguitas. She is the co-editor of Chopsticks Alley Pinoy, a regular contributor for Royal Rose Magazine, a Poetry Reader for Homology Lit, and the anime and manga columnist behind Closed Captioning for Headcanon Magazine. Knowing the importance of representation, her work is evidence that Filipino Americans are present in the literary world.
Anushka Bidani is a 20 year old poet & essayist from India. She adores rainy evenings, virgin mojitos, Bollywood movies, novel-length fan-fiction, & poems which taste like thunder. She’s studying English Literature, Creative Writing, & Sociology at Ashoka University. She writes at https://anushkabidani.com. You can contact her at email@example.com.
columnist, The Fool’s Gold Mouthpiece
There is a higher probability of Oasis getting back together than Jayant not having a pair of overpriced earphones on his person. A quizzer and debater, music has been part of his prep sessions as much as the peanut M&Ms he keeps stocked in the back of his book shelf. He’s a firm advocate against art elitism; just don’t say that Phir Hera Pheri was better than the original.
columnist, TV Taught Me How to Feel
An inveterate dreamer, Hannah has been obsessed with story-telling since she was small. She was the kid creating elaborate worlds to play in, telling scary stories on the playground, filling notebook after notebook with ideas for new tales. Now she is a writer and a librarian hiding out somewhere deep in the woods with her family and coterie of cats. Her work has appeared here and there across the web.
Twitter: @hannahwritegood (She does, she promises. Write good, that is.)
columnist, Unimatrix Zero
Justin(e) Norton-Kertson (they/he/she) is a queer and multigender author, musician, photographer, and community organizer who has poetry and science fiction short stories published or forthcoming in numerous magazines including BOMBFIRE, C*nsorship Magazine, Sledgehammer, and Brave Voice Magazine. She has more than a mild obsession with the Star Trek universe. If he isn’t watching one of the TV series for the umpteenth time, then might just find them reading a Trek novel, comicbook, or playing Star Trek Online. Justin(e) lives outside of Eugene, Oregon with her partner and animal friends.
JOHN REY DAVE AQUINO
columnist, Riding The Wave
John Rey Dave Aquino is a bi/queer Filipino writer and K-pop fan of five years. SEVENTEEN is his current ult group: Vernon is his bias and ‘96 line are his wreckers. His playlist also includes Monsta X, Wanna One, and EXO, among others. He reads BL graphic literature, watches gaming content creators on YouTube, and movies and TV shows wherever they can be found. When he isn’t fanboying, he’s imagining, reading, writing, and/or despairing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Language and Literature, and because he’s written dozens of academic essays, he writes more fiction nowadays. He doesn’t mind if you look around johnreydave.carrd.co.
columnist, Letters Addressed to the Fire
Rachel Tanner is an Alabamian writer whose work has appeared in several literary magazines. She also writes a videogame column for Videodame and a movie column for For Page and Screen Magazine.
columnist, simmering molasses
Tiana Gaudioso is a creative from Phoenix, AZ who has strapped far too many tools to her utility belt. On top of dabbling in multiple forms of writing, she is a sketch comedy troupe member, youth theatre instructor, and pseudo-graphic designer. Her previous work in poetry can be found in a number of independent magazines, such as Girls Our Age, Polemical Zine, and Suburban Rose Magazine.
She is very present online in a multitude of places with the username @tianafrances.
VAISHNAVI SHARMA (“from love to matrimony in a moment”)