Editor-in-Chief & Founder
Maria S. Picone
Social Media Executives
Rachael Crosbie (Twitter)
Lujain Benatia (Instagram)
Carson Wolfe (Facebook)
Adritanaya Tiwari (she/her) is a dentist by profession. She likes to believe she has a way with words, dogs, and cavities. She is a trained Hindustani classical vocalist and often dabbles in photography and other forms of visual art.
Anthony Morris (he/him) is the Design Editor for the winnow. He received his Associate Degree in Graphic Design and Management in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He spends most of his free time online, often visiting sites such as YouTube and Reddit. When not using the World Wide Web, Anthony can be found playing various video games, listening to podcasts, and playing tabletop role-playing games.
Carson Wolfe (they/them) is an artist and writer based in Manchester U.K. Their work explores queer bodies, sex and identity and has been showcased in various exhibitions, most notably at the London based gallery Artful Pelican opened by Sir Ian McKellen in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Stretford Public Hall and HOME MCR. Their poetry has appeared in a Hidden Voices Anthology, BRAG Magazine and is upcoming with Wine Cellar Press. They have facilitated art empowerment workshops for LGBT Foundation and are the city lead volunteer for Mermaids. When they aren’t swept away with creativity, they are at home with their wife Fae, their two children, and their fabulous cat Sappho. Links: @vincentvanbutch + www.carsonwolfe.com
Catie Wiley (she/her) is a poetry reader for the winnow. She has a B.A. in English from Bryn Mawr College where she also minored in film studies. Her writing has been published in BOMBFIRE magazine, Little Old Lady Comedy, and Dead Fern Press. If you invite her to a dinner party, she WILL try to juggle any fruits you have in your fruit bowl. Some of her favorite writers include: Anne Carson, Mary Oliver, and Virginia Woolf. You can find her on Twitter @catiewiley.
Elizabeth Lewis (she/her/they) having grown up in a small coastal town in New England, is now a Glasgow based writer and poet. She is a candidate in the DFA programme at the University of Glasgow for Creative Writing. Her poems have been published in Ink Drinkers, -algia, Fairy Piece, and From Glasgow to Saturn. Her writing engages with the minutiae of life, examining the ordinary in order to further explore the beauty in what it means to be human. You can find her on twitter @banlocan.
Katie Veitch (she/her) is an English Literature student at the University of Glasgow, passionate about writing in many forms. She spends a lot of time writing realism short stories and poetry, published by the likes of Speculative Books, and also has a passion for film. Katie wrote Glasgow film company GMAC’s 2019 Summer School short film ‘Playtime', and is also currently working on a bigger scale film production with an exciting US-based company. Katie is always involved in the Scottish zine scene and has edited and written for Qmunicate, GUM and The Delicate Rebellion.
Lujain Benatia (she/her) is a high-school poet from England. When she's not writing poetry or reviews, she's usually surfing Pinterest, trying out a new artistic hobby or finding new music to obsess over!
Maria S. Picone (she/her/hers) writes, paints, and teaches from her home in South Carolina. Her writing has been published in the Able Muse, Kissing Dynamite, and Mineral, among others. A Korean adoptee, Maria often explores themes of identity, exile, and social issues facing Asian Americans. She received an MFA in fiction from Goddard College and holds degrees in philosophy and political science. You can find more on her website, mariaspicone.com, or Twitter @mspicone.
Melissa Martini (she/her) received her Master’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Seton Hall University. Her fiction has previously appeared in Zanna Magazine, Jalada Africa’s “Bodies” anthology, Camas Magazine, and Analogies and Allegories; her flash fiction has reviously appeared in Pretty Owl Poetry, Bandit Fiction, and Dime Show Review; and her poetry has appeared in The Confessionalist Zine and The Daily Drunk. She currently serves as prose reader and newsletter creator for the winnow mag.
Nishtha (she/her) is a law student from India. She believes that there can never be enough written and read about self-love. Her works are forthcoming in the Emerge Literary Journal, the Clover and White Magazine, the Teen Belle Magazine, the On Loan from the Cosmos Magazine, the Versification Zine, among others. She also helps around as a reader at the Marias at Sampaguitas Magazine. When not writing, she can be found dilly-dallying her way through college assignments.
Rachael Crosbie (she/they) is the Editor-in-Chief & Founder of the winnow and a poetry reader for Persephone's Daughters, and co-founder of Cat Coalition. She has a BA in English Literature, and she is working toward her MS in Publishing at NYUSPS. Rachael has poems forthcoming or published in Averse Magazine, Feline Utopia Anthology, ALL GUTS NO GLORY, Southchild Lit, The Daily Drunk, and others. Rachael has two chapbooks forthcoming: Swerve (2021) and MIXTAPES (2021). You can find her on Twitter @rachaelapoet for the She-Ra and The Princesses of Power stan club and posting pictures of her cats.
Shawn White (he/him) is a prose reader for the winnow and the Co-Founder of Queer Colors Theater, a theater troupe that specializes in queer stories. He's also an aspiring actor with a BA in English Creative Writing. Shawn studied the forms of literature, language, theory, drama, and creative writing at a private University. If not writing or acting, Shawn spends a significant amount of time with his cat, Skitty, re-watching The Sopranos and playing video games. Shawn's favorite novels are "The Road," "Dark Places," "East of Eden," and "The Dresden Files."
Tina Morris (she/her) is the Prose Editor for the winnow. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Reinhardt University's Etowah Valley Low Residency program. Tina is a part-time English professor, aspiring novelist, avid coffee drinker, full-time mom, and Army wife. She enjoys journaling in several notebooks at once.
Zarnab Tufail (she/her) is a 19-year-old PoC. Besides binge-eating sweetened puffed rice, she likes to spend a lot of time pretending to be in different action films. While she can't manage keeping order in her life, she also hates being asked to make rule-abiding art which is probably why she chose a STEM major and is currently juggling med school with her art.