Editor-in-Chief & Founder
Maria S. Picone
Social Media Executive
Adritanaya Tiwari 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 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.
Katie Veitch 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.
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 graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing. Her fiction has previously appeared in Pretty Owl Poetry, Jalada Africa's Bodies Anthology, Dime Show Review, and Analogies & Allegories. A true Capricorn at heart, she works full-time as a Project Coordinator at an executive search firm in her home state of New Jersey, but still writes short fiction in her free time. When she isn’t writing, she’s looking up astrology or running her dogs’ Instagram account. A bisexual woman who has struggled with body image and sexuality her entire life, Melissa’s fiction often explores what it means to have a body, especially when it collides with other aspects of one’s life.
Nishtha 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 is the Editor-in-Chief & Founder of the winnow, Poetry Editor for POCKETFIRE, and poetry reader for Persephone's Daughters. She has a BA in English Literature, and she is working toward her MS in Publishing at NYUSPS. Rachael was recently published in Lucky Pierre Zine, Pussy Magic, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, Off the Coast, and others. Her debut poetry chapbook, MIXTAPES, is forthcoming in 2021. Above all, she loves dissecting horror films with her fiance, reading poetry and literary theories, and hugging dogs.
Shawn White is a prose reader for the winnow. 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 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.
Tristan Cody is a published poet who's work has been featured in HARK! MadSwirl and Vox Poetica. He is the ex-editor of the Jawline Review Literary Magazine and adamant drinker of coffee.
Zarnab Tufail 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.