KATHRYN HARGETT is an undergraduate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has received fellowships from Kundiman and the UAB Honors College, and her work has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology. Her writing has been recognized by Princeton University, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the National YoungArts Foundation, the Alabama Writers Forum, the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, and others. She reads for Winter Tangerine. Her work has been published by or is forthcoming from Anomaly (FKA Drunken Boat), The Adroit Journal, The Miami Rail, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere.
SHEREEN LEE lives and studies in Taipei. Her writing has been recognized by institutions at Princeton University, Cornell University, and Hollins University; her work as a journalist and creative writer has appeared in the Ploughshares blog, Lambda Literary, the Adroit Journal, and others. Find her on Twitter @shereen_lee_.
LYRIK COURTNEY is a nonbinary wraith and German Studies major at Agnes Scott College. They are an alum of various Winter Tangerine workshops and the Adroit Journal's Summer Mentorship Program. They have been published in journals such as Liminality, Ninth Letter, Blueshift, and Strange Horizons, and are a 2018 Winter Tangerine fellow.
LEUNG RACHEL KA YIN is a student of Psychology at the University of Oxford. Her poems have been awarded in the Proverse Poetry Prize, Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition, and her debut pamphlet is forthcoming with the Hedgehog Poetry Press in March 2020. Her work has also been published the ASH, Cha, and the Mekong Review. She has been featured in the Cha Reading Series. She now serves as the Online Fiction Director of Isis Magazine, Poetry Reader at The Adroit Journal and Poetry Editor at Figure of Speech and Sandpiper.
KANIKA AGRAWAL is an Indian citizen and hybrid specimen raised in six countries on four continents. She studied biology at MIT, where she came to love restriction enzymes and fluorescent labeling. She then earned an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and she taught academic and creative writing at both institutions. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2020, Black Warrior Review, FOLDER, Foglifter, Notre Dame Review, SAND, and various SF&F publications. Her debut chapbook will be published in Spring 2020 by Oversound.
KARIM ZIDAN is an Egyptian-Canadian journalist, author, and art lover whose work has been featured in The Guardian, Foreign Policy, VOX Media, and World Literature Today. He is also the grandson of Menhat Helmy, a pioneer of Egyptian printmaking (etchings and graphics) and has since taken over the management of the estate and the curation of her work in international exhibitions, museums, and galleries.
HELEN QIAN is a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School who loves art and writing. Her artwork has received Special Congressional Recognition and has been exhibited by Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and the Montpelier Arts Center, among others. She has also been recognized by the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In her free time, she’s usually painting, reading, or trying to craft more interesting stories from less interesting personal experiences.
ASHIA AJANI is a junior Environmental Studies major specializing in environmental justice and food rights at Yale University. She is a poet and activist who combines her love of natural spaces and women of color to inform her writing. She is the co-president of WORD: Spoken Word at Yale. She recently ended a two year term as head coordinator of the Yale Women's Center, where she worked alongside other badass femmes to diversify their constituency. She is a Minor Disturbance Denver Youth Poetry alumni and took 4th place alongside her team at the 2014 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. She was awarded honorable mention in the National YoungArts Foundation’s poetry section in 2015. She has been published in Rigorous Magazine, Atlas&Alice Magazine and The Hopper Magazine. She released her first chapbook, We Bleed Like Mango, in October.