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KANIKA LAWTON Kanika Lawton is a writer, poet, and editor from Vancouver, British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Minor in Film Studies from the University of British Columbia, where she served as an editor with the UBC Undergraduate Film Student Association. Kanika is the Founding Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of L’Éphémère Review, a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold and Silver Key recipient, 2018 Porkbelly Press Micro Chapbook Series finalist, and 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has appeared in The Rising Phoenix ReviewRambutan LiteraryRicepaper MagazineBombus PressThe Ellis Review, Vagabond City Literary Journal, Black Napkin Press, and Hypertrophic Literary, among others. She is the author of three chapbooks, including Wildfire Heart (The Poetry Annals, 2018). Kanika can be found on Twitter @honeyveinedher website, and searching for solace in tide pools along the West Coast.




CHRISTIAN SAMMARTINO is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Rising Phoenix Review. He is currently studying Philosophy at West Chester University. His poetry is influenced by life in the Pennsylvania Rustbelt near his hometown of Coatesville. His work has appeared in Words Dance PublishingVoicemail PoemsWerkloosLehigh Valley Vanguard, and Yellow Chair Review. Sammartino was a Resident Poet for Lehigh Valley Vanguard during the summer of 2015. His first chapbook, Keystones, was released by Rising Phoenix Press in December 2014.




JESSICA THWAITE is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, where she studied English and Creative Writing, and was a resident of the Jiménez-Porter Writers' House. A former editor and assistant for the publications STYLUS, Feminist Studies, The Paper Shell Review, and Atticus Review, she currently spends her days as an Assistant Editor to a small academic press near Washington, DC and her nights making and appreciating strange art. Her photography and collages have appeared in STYLUS and L'Éphémère Review.




BRITTANY ADAMES is a Dominican-American writer. Her words have appeared or is forthcoming in CALAMITY Magazine, Bombus Press, Rumble Fish Quarterly, and For the Sonorous, among others. She studies creative writing and journalism at Emerson College and is a big fan of plantains.



SARAH FENG is a freshman who attends Pinewood School (Los Altos, CA), a 2017 American High School Poets Just Poetry!!! National Winner and the author of two novels, Beneath (2014) and Chiaroscuro (2017). Her works have been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the California Coastal Commission, and the Write the World Novel Writing Prizes, and have been published or are forthcoming in the Los Angeles Times Insider, TAB: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, The Rising Phoenix Review, and National Poetry Quarterly, among others. 




EVANGELINE SELLERS is a twenty-something poet, writer, and editor. She is a recent graduate of the University of Strathclyde, where she received a joint honours degree in English, Journalism & Creative Writing. She collects postcards, notebooks, pin badges, and cosy jumpers. She loves her brothers and sisters, the beach, exploring abandoned places, and believing there's still some magic left in this world. Originally from the highlands of Scotland, she is a country mouse at heart, but lives in Glasgow with three of her favourite people, and lots of books. You can find her on Twitter @Evangeline___S.





ANIKA PRAKASH is a sophomore in high school and the founder and editor-in-chief of Red Queen Literary Magazine. She currently serves as the co-news editor of Two Views Magazine, a poetry editor at Parallel Ink and Venus Magazine, and a prose editor at TRACK//FOUR. She has received a Silver Award regionally from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her poetry as well as her flash fiction. Her work has appeared in Venus Magazine and L'Éphémère Review.