Co-Editor-in-Chief (Anna) Arden Williams (ze/he/they) is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the winnow, and has been recently published with several various literary presses such as fifth wheel press, Dollar Store Mag and Bullshit Lit. Ze has a BA in English - Creative Writing from Piedmont University and an affinity for tarot and consuming chocolate chip waffles. He currently resides in the Southern US with his tiny dog, and on Twitter @ardentlywritten yelling about their favorite things (Buffy, Life is Strange, Rocky Horror, etc.)
Co-Editor-in-Chief Meghan Flood (she/her) is the Co Editor-in-Chief of the winnow, design editor for Trinity Women and Gender Minority Review, The Social and Political Review, and the historian. She is completing a BA in English Literature and History at Trinity College Dublin. Meghan has art published in publications such as JOLT, UT, and TN2. She also has articles published with Oxygen.ie and Trinity News. You can find her on Twitter @floodme_ where she can be found rambling about all things arts, culture, and gaming. Newsletter Creator Emily Carlson is a queer writer, reader, and lover of monsters. Emily is a prose reader for The Gamut and has most recently been published by Final Girl Bulletin Board and Miniskirt Magazine. Emily can be found on Twitter at @emiacarlson or by saying her name three times while looking in a mirror.
Design Editor (Chapbooks) Charlie D’Aniello (he/they) is a queer and trans author, editor, and self-proclaimed malcontent. He is the editor-in-chief of warning lines literary and author of THE ONE & THE OTHER, BETWEEN DEATH & FLIGHT, PLACES (Gutslut Press), and more. His work has appeared in Wrongdoing Magazine, the NoSleep Podcast, and others. Find him on twitter @beelzebadger.
Poetry Editor Robin Kinzer (she/her) is a queer, disabled poet and sometimes memoirist.She was once a communist beaver in a PBS documentary.She is now an MFA candidate at University of Baltimore.Robin has poems recently published, or shortly forthcoming in Little Patuxent Review, Wrongdoing Magazine, Delicate Friend, Fifth Wheel Press, Corporeal Lit, Defunkt Magazine, and others.She loves glitter, Ferris wheels, waterfalls, and radical kindness.She can be found on Twitter at @RobinAKinzer
Poetry Editor Kayla Renee (she/her) is a queer writer and MFA student at the University of Baltimore. When she’s not writing, she enjoys watching anime or playing sims while listening to Rina Sawayama on repeat. Her work has been published by Fifth Wheel Press, Welter, Sunflowers at Midnight, Celestite, and The Daily Drunk Magazine. You can find her on social media at Kayla_renee_24 on Twitter and Kayla_renee_25 on Instagram.
Poetry Reader 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.
Poetry Reader 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.
Poetry Reader 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.
Prose Editor (Dual Themed) Junpei Tarashi (he/it) is currently a graduate student finagling cells on a daily basis. It is the Editor-in-Chief of the Agapanthus Collective. His most recent works have appeared or are upcoming in Bone & Ink Press, Burnt Pine Magazine, Chambers, and After Happy Hour Review.
Prose Reader Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman (she/her) is a bi-racial Muslim writer, historian, poet, and artist. Her first book of poetry “The Raven, The Bayou, & The Willow '' is forthcoming through FlowerSong Press Spring 2022. She is a Brooklyn Poets Fellow, a Rad(ical) Poetry Fellow, and a poet for the Houston Grand Opera & MFAH’s event “The Art of Intimacy.” Her work can be found in (Art) WORDPEACE and Mixed Magazine, (Fiction) Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, (Poetry) Boundless 2021: The Anthology of the Rio Grande River Valley International Poetry Festival, and others.
Prose Reader Anna Lindwasser (she/her) is a freelance writer and educator living in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her fiction in places like Giving Room Magazine, (mac)ro(mic), Bridge Eight, and the Sims pop-up issue of the winnow magazine. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s writing about anime at Ranker and Comicon. She can be found on Twitter @annalindwasser and at her website annalindwasser.com.
Prose Reader Camille Lewis (she/her) is a fledgling writer and avid reader who lives and learns with borderline personality disorder. She can be found indulging heavily in the life and works of Plath, and crossing off days on a calendar until the next instalment of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series is released. Camille resides in South West England.
Prose Reader Hudson Hess (they/him) is a queer non-binary transmasc human (?) and proud cat dad from New York. They have a master’s degree in Contemporary Asian and Asian American Studies from Stony Brook University, and they are an MFA candidate at Stony Brook Southampton. They can be found on Instagram @frayedflowers and on Twitter @usotoundo.
Prose Reader Tessah Melamed (she/her) is a writer from New Jersey. She is a fiction MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her chapbook, Five Nights in Austin’s Bedroom, comes out with the winnow in February of 2022.
Prose Reader Adrianna Jereb (she/her) is a queer writer who loves any story where something weird happens. Her work has appeared in Stone of Madness, Olit, and Runestone. She lives in St. Paul, MN.
Prose Reader Ashley Bao (she/her) is a Chinese-Canadian-American high school senior. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in Liminality, Strange Horizons, Cast of Wonders, and elsewhere. She may sometimes be found looking at cute cats on Twitter @ashleybaozi.
Review Editor Ami J. Sanghvi (he/they) is a non-binary, Indian-American, queer author, artist, designer, boxer, Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist, and recent graduate from the California Institute of the Arts Creative Writing M.F.A. program. He is a fiction editor for Decolonial Passage, poetry editor for Wrongdoing Magazine, and staff writer for Chaotic Merge, as well as the co-founder of Gutslut Press. His work has appeared in So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Inverted Syntax, Humana Obscura, I Hope You’ll Still Love Me: A South Asian LGBTQIA+ Anthology, Masalazine, Zindabad Magazine, and numerous other publications and exhibitions. He was also a featured author for LUPERCALIApress's VULCANALIA '21 anthology. He is the winner of Really Serious Literature's Beefy Chapbook Potato-Rito Remote Residency To-Go Contest XXL, and the author of [in]transpiring (swallow::tale press: 2021), Confessions of a Baby Vamp: Letters to John Milton (Gutslut Press: 2021),Baby Wraith Burrito Bones (Really Serious Literature: 2022), and Lipstick[less] Mania: A Ritual For No One, (Bottlecap Press: 2022). Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @HotWraithBones, and check out amijsanghvi.com/alien-goop for more information.
Review Editor Alyssa Cokinis (she/they) is an LGBTQ+ theatre artist and writer from Iowa, currently residing in the Pacific Northwest. She has an MA in Intercultural Communication Studies from Shanghai Theatre Academy and BAs in Theatre Arts and English from the University of Iowa. Previous publications include work featured in Beatdom: Jack Kerouac Turns 100 special issue, The Minison Project, Chaotic Merge Magazine, Queerlings, Essay Daily, Stanchion Zine, The B'K, Poetry Lab Shanghai, The Translate Iowa Project, and others. Her plays have been produced or read at Atlanta Fringe Audio 2021, Oregon Fringe Festival, Pride Plays' "Pride Pieces," SURGE at YUZ Museum, New Plays from the Heartland Festival, MadLab Theatre, and the University of Iowa. Alyssa is also the founder/EIC of some scripts literary magazine, an online publication dedicated to the dramatic form. Find more about her work at abyssoflyss.carrd.co
Review Writer nat raum(b. 1996, they/them) is a queer disabled artist and writer from baltimore, md. they hold a bfa in photography and book arts and are currently a first-year mfa candidate in creative writing & publishing arts. nat is also the editor-in-chief of fifth wheel press, a queer literature and art publishing space. past and upcoming publishers of their writing include trampset, kissing dynamite poetry, CLOVES, and delicate friend. nat is an avid fan of ambient music, the witcher 3: wild hunt, noise-cancelling headphones, and bisexual lighting, preferably all at once. visit nat online: natraum.com/links
Community outreach team.
Community Events Organizer Vaishnavi (she/her) is a college student from New Delhi, India. She loves poetry, coding, writing, and (often unnecessarily) organising things into systems of productivity. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @vaishandart. Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/umvaishnavi
Community Events Organizer Ren Koppel Torres (he/him) is a 17-year-old Jewish Chicano artist whose work is published/forthcoming in Writer's Digest, Lumiere Review, Diode, and elsewhere. Ren is the Editor in Chief of Alebrijes Review, a poetry editor for INKSOUNDS, and an Austin Youth Poet Laureate cohort member. You can find him on Twitter @KoppelTorres or through his website, KoppelTorres.carrd.co.
Discord Moderator Junpei Tarashi(he/it) Discord Moderator Morgane (they/them)is a college freshman and writer who has been writing since the sixth grade. They have mostly been focused on longer works, particularly in the fantasy genre, but they've been working on some shorter fiction, game writing, and poetry lately. Outside of writing, they are majoring in meteorology (with a possible minor in, you guessed it, professional writing), and love playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons.
social media team.
Social Media Executive (Instagram) 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!
Social Media Executive (Facebook) Jesse Smith (they/he) is a queer poet and reviewer in the UK, where they are studying for their MA in Poetry with the University of East Anglia. They write on gender, sexuality, mental health and trauma, with poems and reviews appearing in Stone of Madness and Delicate Friend and longlisted by the Young Poets Network.
Social Media Executive (Tumblr) Emily Carlson
We want to acknowledge past executive editors who served on the winnow over the years. We acknowledge tommy blake as the founder and previous EIC (2018-2022).