SONIA ARORA, POETRY EDITOR is still trying to find the right balm to cure her diasporic funk. She channels her angst by writing poems and insists on walking every day. When it’s too cold she does Bhangra at home. Sonia has been published in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Lunch Ticket, bioStories, Sonic Boom and more. In her free time, she fights fascism and makes pumpkin roti. Last year, she received a grant from the New York Council on the Arts to work on a collection of poems entitled Rewilding: Native and Invasive Species. She lives with her son, husband and cat in a town by the bay.

KATHY FAUNTLEROY, NONFICTION EDITOR is a returning Queens College graduate student in the MFA program in Creative Nonfiction. She is currently a clinical microbiologist and plans to write about issues involving health/science, race and history.

LEO GROSSMAN, TRANSLATION EDITOR is a musician, translator, and educator based in Ridgewood, Queens. Leo previously worked for the New Sanctuary Coalition as a translator in their asylum clinic. He enjoys genmaicha, gankogui, and is an MFA candidate in Literary Translation at CUNY Queens College. He has work forthcoming in Barricade: A Journal of Antifascism & Translation.

CARLIE HOFFMAN, TRANSLATION EDITOR is the author of When There Was Light, (Four Way Books, 2023) and This Alaska (Four Way Books, 2021), winner of the NCPA Gold Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award. Carlie’s honors include a 92Y/Discovery Prize from the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center and a Poets & Writers Amy Award. A poet and translator, her work has been published in Kenyon Review, Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, Jewish Currents, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, New England Review, and elsewhere.

HANNAH LEE, HYBRID EDITOR is a writer of drabbles, babbles, but mostly poetry. Her ultimate goal is to continue writing for as long as she breathes, and perhaps publish some thoughts along the way, but for now you can find her (if you can find her) flitting about trying to cram inspirations from muses onto whatever paper, wrapper, or mobile device she can find while speed walking around campus.

JJ LOONAM, FICTION EDITOR is a writer and reader from Brooklyn.

MEG O’MALLEY, FICTION EDITOR is an MFA candidate in fiction and an adjunct English lecturer at Queens College, CUNY. She’s a new mother whose work explores queer motherhood, witches and loneliness. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife and son and is at work on her first novel.


AMANI MUTHANA, HYBRID EDITOR/SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR is a writer born and raised in Queens, New York. She graduated from Queens College with a degree in Comparative Literature and is currently enrolled there as a MFA candidate in short story fiction. She loves encompassing in her writing the various cultures in Queens as well as her own as a Yemeni American.


WILLIAM PAGDATOON, MANAGING EDITOR is the son of Filipino immigrants. Born and raised in New Jersey, he is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Queens College. His interests include Filipino American identity, history, film, music, food, and anything else that catches his senses.

NELSON M. PEREZ-MELGAR, POETRY EDITOR is a Salvadoran-American immigrant, poet, fiction writer, adjunct English professor, and immigration paralegal from Sunnyside, New York. His interest includes politics, immigration, mental health, and his poetry usually deals with abusive family structures. He is an MFA candidate in Poetry at CUNY Queens College.

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LEOR STYLAR, MANAGING EDITOR is a poet and fiction writer living in NYC. Their interests include digital game-making, Jewish folklore and ritual, bodies of water, and gay joy. They are an MFA candidate in Poetry at CUNY Queens College.

ALY TADROS, NONFICTION EDITOR is an Egyptian-American writer, musician, and trauma-informed facilitator. She is a second year MFA candidate at Queens College, and her essays on kink, sobriety, and trauma recovery have been published in the New York Times, Narratively, and the Brooklyn Rail.




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