SANDHYA GANESAN (she/her)
is a high school senior from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her work has been recognized at the national level by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and is published or forthcoming in Blue Marble Review, Perhappened Mag, Rising Phoenix Review, and elsewhere. She reads for EX/POST Mag and The Aurora Review, and is an alum of the 2020 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program. She can often be found drinking jasmine tea. Find her on Twitter at @sungslept.
YAZ WAHEED (they/she)
is a college freshman from Florida. Her work has been recognized at the national level by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and she is proud to say that her mother likes her writing sometimes, too. She is a big fan of clementines, chickens, and sheer unbridled tenderness. Find her on Twitter at @gingercitrustea.
is a college freshman from Maryland. Previously published in the Heritage Review, she has a passion for weaving culture and politics into all of her work; if not organizing an interracial dialogue or preparing for a social justice event, she is most likely watching Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj and baking fruit galettes. She harbors a not-so-secret fondness for old pop music, TED Radio Hour, and, like many South Asians, mangos. Find her on Twitter at @adibaachowdhury.
POETRY — MIRIAM ALEX (she/her)
is a writer and rising high school junior from New Hampshire. Through art, she often explores heritage, identity, family, and surreal aspects of the mundane. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the Pulitzer Center and is published or forthcoming in Rising Phoenix Review and Sandpiper Mag, among others. In addition to writing, she enjoys music and was a 2020 COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective Fellow.
POETRY — GAIA RAJAN (she/her)
lives in Andover, MA. She is the Managing Editor of The Courant. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in DIALOGIST, Rust+Moth, Hobart Pulp, Kissing Dynamite, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, "Moth Funerals," was shortlisted at Glass Poetry Press. She hopes you have a wonderful day.
FICTION — NINA KANAMALURU (she/her)
is a rising college sophomore from Princeton, New Jersey, studying neuroscience and psychology. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and is published in cymbals, the literary magazine of Princeton Day School. An avid fan of both classic fantasy fiction and contemporary diaspora stories, she seeks to write fiction that blends aspects of speculative fiction and modern social realities. When not arguing about science or working on one of her many unfinished short stories, Nina can often be found crocheting while yelling Jeopardy answers at her laptop screen.
ART — SRI K (she/her)
is a rising high school senior from Texas. Her work has been recognized at the region-at-large level by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and on the state and district levels by various competitions & organizations. In addition to art & literature, she enjoys mangoes, disco, and chocolate.