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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

DEVANSHI KHETARPAL  lives in New York, where she studies Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at New York University. She is the editor-in-chief of Inklette, a poetry reader for The Blueshift Journal, and an assistant poetry editor for Minetta Review. Her work has been recognised by Columbia College Chicago and Hollins University. Khetarpal is an alumna of the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio 2015 and the UVA Young Writers Workshop 2016. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Disquiet: Murmurs From The Faultines, Aainanagar, Indian Literature, Vayavya, TRACK//FOUR and Souvenir, among others. This summer, Devanshi participated in the  Authors At Large Writing Retreat in Siglufjörður, Iceland, where she was a part of the creative nonfiction workshop led by Brenda Miller. Her poetry collection, “Small Talk,” is forthcoming from Writers Workshop, Kolkata, in 2018.

POETRY EDITORS

SHEREEN LEE lives, studies, and makes memes in in Taipei, Taiwan. Her work has been featured in CadaverineBlueshiftAlyss, and elsewhere. She also serves as poetry editor at TRACK//FOUR.

HARNIDH KAUR is a 20 year old student, pursuing her Master’s in Public Policy. She’s a debater, slam poet, freelance editor, and TEDx speaker. Her first collection of poetry, The Inability of Words, is slated for a 2016 release.

SMRITI VERMA grew up in Delhi, India. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in The Adroit Journal, B O D Y, Cleaver Magazine, Word Riot, Open Road Review, Alexandria Quarterly, and Yellow Chair Review. Further work is forthcoming in Construction Literary Magazine. She is the recipient of the 2015 Save The Earth Poetry Prize and enjoys working as a Poetry Reader for Inklette and Editorial Intern for The Blueshift Journal.

JOANNA CLEARY is a college student double majoring in English Literature and Drama. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cicada MagazineInkletteGlass Kite AnthologyParallel Ink, Phosphene Literary Journal, HIV Here and Now, and On the Rusk. Poetry has been a long-time passion of hers. When she is not writing, she can be found reading, eating various forms of chocolate, and, of course, thinking about writing.

SUDHANSHU CHOPRA draws inspiration to write from observation, memories, subconscious, books he reads, movies he watches, and music he listens to. Sometimes a phrase or simply a word is enough.

NILESH MONDAL, 23, is an engineer by choice and poet by chance. He works as a writer and curator for Terribly Tiny Tales, as a contributor to Thought Catalog, and as the prose editor for Moledro Magazine. His works have been published in Muse India, Coldnoon, Cafe Dissensus, Kitaab and many more magazines and journals. His first book of poetry, Degrees of Separation (Writers Workshop), is scheduled for a 2017 release.

PROSE EDITORS

NATHALIA BAUM is a native of Chicagoland but loves all windy cities. She currently resides in Missouri where she attends Truman State Univeristy–a mystical institution in which “sleep” is something of fiction. Nathalia is an alumna of Alfred Univerity’s summer writing program and the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio. The quickest way to her heart is with a big cup of tea.

JOHN S. OSLER III is a sophomore at Grinnell College. He attended both the Iowa Young Writer’s Studio and the New York Writer’s Institute. In middle school and high school he wrote over two hundred satirical articles for The Southern View. His short stories have been published in Sprout Magazine, The Phosphene Journal, Random Sample Review, Zephyrus, and The Grinnell Underground Magazine.

LIANA FU is a senior at Barrington High School and the reigning demagogue of The Writers’ Block, a writing club she founded with no blood, some sweat, and a lot of tears. She loves reading nonfiction, chasing pigeons in Chicago, and helping fellow writers grow. Her creative nonfiction work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and by her mom, whom she loves dearly and should listen to more often.

LAURELANN EASTON
  grew up in Oswego, New York, but now lives in and attends collegein New Hampshire for a degree in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. Her work has appeared in the last two annual publications of SNHU’s literary journal, the Manatee. Outside of writing and reading for fun, she enjoys hiking the peaks of New Hampshire and dabbling in the fine arts of painting and jewelry making.

ARCHITA MITTRA is a wordsmith and visual artist with a love for all things vintage and darkly fantastical.  A student of English Literature at Jadavpur University, she also has a Diploma in Multimedia and Animation from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.  Her work has appeared in Blue Marble Review, HIV Here and Now, EyeZine, Teenage Wasteland Review and elsewhere. She is presently an Assistant Editor at Quail Bell Magazine and a Poetry Editor at Moledro Magazine. She occasionally practises as a tarot card reader.

HANNAH MEYER is currently a sophomore in college where she is majoring in English and Theater. Her poetry and art has been published in Muses and the Treasure Valley Literary Magazine. Aracelis Girmay and Barbara Jane Reyes are her favorite poets.

GRAPHIC FICTION EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTOR

MICHELLE WOSINSKI is an alumnus of the University of Virginia Young Writers Workshop. She was a member of the program’s first class of Graphic Fiction and Nonfiction, which was also the first workshop of its kind in the country. Though german screamo music from the streets of Luxembourg can be heard at all hours through her bathroom window, which is as distracting as it sounds, she continues to work on her comics and art.

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY EDITORS

SHWETA PATHARE is an anime enthusiast who loves everything about her cats, family and friends. She believes that she will turn her imagination to reality with the power of her impeccable illustrations skills and her inquisitiveness.

MARGARET LU is a rising senior at Waubonsie Valley High. Her art and writing have been commended by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. In addition, she is a YoungArts finalist in creative non-fiction, a New York Times finalist in editorial cartooning, and a journalist for the Chicago Tribune’s teen division, The Mash. When not writing or painting, Maggie can be found obsessing over Studio Ghibli films, attempting to sing Spanish songs, or stargazing.

WILLIAM HIGGINS is a writer and photographer. His work has been published by several magazines, including Glass Kite Anthology and Textploit. He previously attended the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying creative writing and literature. In the fall he will start at University College Dublin to study law and philosophy.

BLOG EDITOR

AARUSHI GUPTA is an 18 year old oddball who specialises in sniffing out words people often hide in rusted cupboard and dark corners.She is infatuated with all things psychology, Freud being her secret love interest. She writes to liberate, cage and liberate again.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

EVAN BATOV is a high school student, who enjoys delving into different worlds of culture, music and people. He strives to empower youth to successfully pursue their career and academic paths, as well as to continue giving back to their community. More than anything, Evan cannot stand ungrammatical texts or messages. When he is not reading, writing or frantically correcting grammar, he enjoys learning new languages, exploring different cultures, and procrastinating.

PAST STAFF 

TRIVARNA HARIHARAN (Editor-in-Chief)

ALENA WILLBUR (Poetry Editor)

SCOTT STEVENS (Poetry Editor)

NEHARIKA GUPTA (Poetry Editor)

UMANG KALRA (Prose Reader)

ROHIT CHAKRABORTY (Prose Reader)

KATRINA NITYA SUKUMARAN (Illustrator/Designer)

ADITI CHANDRA (Art and Photography Editor)

JASVINA SODHI (Social Media Manager)

PRAGYA SHARMA (Social Media Manager)

DIVYAM SHARMA (Social Media Manager)

HALEY ZILBERBERG (Intern)

PAIGE ARIELLA ROBINSON (Intern)

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