Meet our Editors!

Rome Smaoui

Rome Smaoui is a Tunisian poet and writer. Her work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Litbreak Magazine, Sonder Midwest, The Roadrunner Review, and other places. Her writing was recognized by Palette Poetry, the Scholastics Art & Writing Awards, and the 2019 Faulkner Wisdom Competition. In 2021, she was featured in Narrative Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List. She is currently completing her undergraduate studies in English Literature & Creative Writing at The University of Manchester.​


Ryan French

Ryan French is a queer writer from Colorado. Their work has been recognized by William Faulkner Short Story Competition, and their high school senior portfolio won an honorable mention from Scholastic Art & writing in 2020. Their main focus has been making their own zines and publishing them independently. Currently they are studying at St. John’s College in New Mexico.


An Lin Hunt-Babcock

An Lin Hunt-Babcock is an Asian American writer whose work has been published in the 2021 Fall/Winter Edition of Élan Literary Magazine, Teen Ink Magazine, and Binsey Poplar Press. Her high school senior portfolio won a Regional Gold Key at the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and she was a finalist in the 2019 William Faulkner Short Story Writing Competition. She is currently studying English with a minor in Creative Writing and Film at the University of California, Berkeley.