Editor-in-Chief & Founder Rachael Crosbie (they/them) is the Editor-in-Chief & Founder of the winnow, poetry editor of Dollar Store Magazine, and a poetry reader for Persephone's Daughters.They have a BA in English Literature from Waynesburg University and a MS in Publishing from New York University: School of Professional Studies.Rachael has written work forthcoming or published in warning lines magazine, Wrongdoing Magazine, Spilled Ink, LUPERCALIApress' SATURNALIA anthology,superfroot magazine, and others. Rachael has two poetry chapbooks: swerve and MIXTAPES (ELJ Editions, Ltd., 2021); her third, self-portrait as poems about bad poetry, poetry chapbook is forthcoming at the end of 2021. You can find them on Twitter @rachaelapoet tweeting about their cat, Peanut.
Managing Editor Charlie D’Aniello Trigueros (they/he) is a queer/trans, Latinx, neurodivergent author with a BA in English Literature. They dream of contributing to accurate and positive queer & autistic representation in fiction, and eventually to literary research in queer and trans studies. They cannot help but be insufferably poetic regardless of the context, to the dismay of their friends & cats. They are published or forthcoming in Sledgehammer Lit, Tealight Press, Poetically Magazine, the NoSleep Podcast, and others. They are also the author of The One and the Other, & EIC at warning lines magazine.
Content Editor Holly Zijderveld (she/her) is a writer and a frequent watcher of terrible Netflix movies, currently based in the UK. You can find her @hollyzijderveld.
Newsletter Creator 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, Analogies and Allegories, Pretty Owl Poetry, Bandit Fiction, Heartland Society of Women Writers, and Dime Show Review. Her poetry has appeared in The Confessionalist Zine, Zanna Magazine, and The Daily Drunk. She currently serves as Prose Chapbook Editor, Prose Reader, and Newsletter Creator for the winnow magazine.
Design Editor (Chapbooks) Abbi Bailey (she/her) is the Chapbooks Design Editor for the winnow. She's currently studying Publishing at New York University: School of Professional Studies.
Design Editor (Main Issues + Pop-Up Issues) Annabelle Morris(she/her)is the Design Editor for the winnow. She received her Associate Degree in Graphic Design and Management in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She spends most of her free time online, often visiting sites such as YouTube and Reddit. When not using the World Wide Web, Annabelle can be found playing various video games, listening to podcasts, and playing tabletop role-playing games.
Designer Shyla Jones (she/her) is a Black writer from Boston, MA. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Fractured Lit, perhappened mag, Los Angeles Review, Four Way Review, and others. She is the editor-in-chief of superfroot magazine and graphic designer for Perennial Press. On top of collecting nostalgic toys and ranting, she’s also currently finishing her BFA and working on her first novel.
Illustrator (Chapbooks) Jessica Torres (she/her)
Poetry Editor 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.
Poetry Reader 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
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.
Poetry Reader (Chapbooks + Pop-Up Issues) Shayna Gee (she/they) is a chapbook reader for the winnow. They’re the author of MUSHROOMS AT THE E-GRAVE (Ghost City Press 2021 Summer Series). Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bell Press, Stone of Madness Press, West Trestle Review, Write Now! SF Bay, and elsewhere. They’re also a reader for Homology Lit Magazine. Shayna is based in the Bay Area and tweets from @sgeewrites.
Poetry Reader Charlie D’Aniello Trigueros (they/he)
Poetry Reader Holly Zijderveld (she/her)
Prose Editor (Main Issues) Magi Sumpter (they/them) is a (kind) agent of chaos. During the day they draft divorce papers, and by night they are the editor-in-chief of Southchild. They have a chapbook with Ghost City Press called "LITTLE ROOMS WITH BAD LIGHTING" and about eight other unfinished chapbooks to match. You can find them on Twitter @MagiSumpter or @SouthchildLit, simping over beautiful women and beautiful words, respectively.
Prose Editor (Pop-Up Issues) Shawn White (he/him)is a prose editor 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."
Prose Editor (Chapbooks) //Prose Reader (Main Issues) Melissa Martini (she/her)
Prose Reader (Main Issues) 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 (Main Issues) 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 (Main Issues) 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 (Main Issues + Pop-Up Issues) 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 (Main Issues + Pop-Up Issues) 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 (Main Issues + Pop-Up Issues) 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 (Pop-Up Issues) 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.
Prose Reader Charlie D’Aniello Trigueros (they/he)
Prose Reader Holly Zijderveld (she/her)
Community outreach team.
Community Events Organizer Robin Williams (she/they) is a queer poet and a practicing witch from a small town in Pennsylvania. She’s written the chapbook Sinful Atticus and the full collection In the Mid Hours (release date tbd.) She also has had two poetry pieces published in the Horizon Literary Magazine. (Instagram: @by.robinw & Website: www.greenferncoven.com)
Discord Moderator Junpei Tarashi(he/it) is currently a graduate student finagling cells on a daily basis. It is the Editor-in-Chief to 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.
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 (Twitter) Rachael Crosbie (they/them)
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.