rubber duckie crew

meet the staff!
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yong-yu huang
editor-in-chief
Yong-Yu Huang is a Taiwanese student living in Malaysia. Her work is featured or forthcoming in Waxwing , Frontier Poetry , and Passages North, among others, and has been recognised by Princeton University, The Kenyon Review, and Columbia College Chicago, among others. In her free time, she enjoys listening to Studio Ghibli soundtracks and sitting by bonfires on the beach.
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ran zhao
managing editor, art editor
Ran Zhao is a student from Hong Kong. Outside of writing, she loves art, outer space, and 1-minute microwave recipes. Her goal in life is to become a crazy cat lady.
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jennifer chiu
managing editor
Jennifer Chiu is from Memphis, TN. Her prose and poetry are published or forthcoming in wildness , Pidgeonholes , Hobart Pulp , and elsewhere. When she’s not writing, she enjoys afternoon walks and making playlists.
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poem
prose editor
Poem is a high-school student living in the cookie-cutter suburban outskirts of Las Vegas. She has been recognized nationally by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the YoungArts Foundation, and is an alumni of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship. Some of her favorite themes to write about include body-centric surrealism, grief and longing. When not writing, Poem spends her time playing with her dog Freddie, loitering in bookstores, and reading web serials.
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may hathaway
nonfiction editor
May Hathaway is a high school senior from New York City. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Blue Marble Review, perhappened mag, and Sanpiper Magazine and has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She is a 2020 Adroit Journal Creative Nonfiction Mentee, an Iowa Young Writers’ Studio student, and a crossword enthusiast.
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janet (jay) li
hybrid and prose editor
Janet (Jay) Li is a student from Ohio who loves creativity over all else. When not starting another work-in-progress at one in the morning, they enjoy playing with their bird, Ikea.
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catherine mwitta
prose editor
Catherine Mwitta has a Bachelors in creative writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a certification in Journalism from Langara College. While she isn’t posting on her blog theaquilla.com, Catherine is volunteering at local Vancouver literary magazines such as Malahat Review, Prism International, Room magazine and Mags BC. She has short stories published in Quarantine Reviews, Random Photo Journal, and Otis Nebula. She likewise has bylines at Stir Vancouver, RoyalTee Magazine, SAD Mag and Malahat Review.
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dhwanee goyal
poetry editor
Dhwanee Goyal is sixteen and getting through life one donut at a time. An editor-in-chief of Indigo Literary Journal, her work appears or is forthcoming in Variant Literature, Heavy Feather Review,Honey Literary, and more. Her Twitter handle is @pparallell, and her micro-chapbook, ‘Kasauli Daydreams,’ is out from Ghost City Press.
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marnie russell
prose editor
Marnie Russell is an English Literature and Theatre Studies graduate from Glasgow, Scotland. She predominantly writes plays and prose while working on various creative projects as a script advisor and dramaturg. Over the past year, she co-wrote and created 'EAT WORMS' with her production company False Starts Productions, an episodic digital theatre piece showcased at Scottish Youth Theatre's Making Space festival. She also wrote 'returning (the act of)', a nine-part collaborative digital serial that received the Digital Award at the Scottish Emerging Theatre Awards. Marnie was also a member of the Traverse Young Writers spring cohort. She is currently working on a novel and eating far too much bread.
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miriam alex
editor-in-chief
Miriam Alex is from southern New Hampshire. Her work is published or forthcoming in Frontier Poetry, Gigantic Sequins,Gone Lawn, and Uncanny Magazine. She is a 2021 Youth Poet Laureate of NH. At the moment, she is likely playing word games on her phone or rewatching her favorite sitcoms. She hopes you have a lovely day.
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iris yu
managing editor
Iris Yu is a Chinese-American student from Ohio. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in GASHER Journal, Vagabond City Lit, and [PANK] Magazine, among others. She enjoys all things soup-related.
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bianca layog
prose editor
Bianca Layog is an English student at King’s College London. As of this moment, she has listened to Good News by Mac Miller 1,008 times. Her Spotify username is @kirschenmanfruit and no, she will not tell you why.
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corine huang
poetry editor
Corine Huang is a high school junior from Hong Kong. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and is in or forthcoming from Rust + Moth, Eunoia Review, Rising Phoenix Review, and others. She enjoys most vegetables, but she has a specific love for cabbages. She hopes that you’re having a wonderful day!
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dana blatte
poetry editor
Dana Blatte is a high school student from Massachusetts. Her work has been recognized by YoungArts, The New York Times , and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, among others. She’s an alumna of the Adroit Mentorship, the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, and the Alpha Young Writers Workshop. Besides writing, she loves illustration, linguistics, and honey almond butter.
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amour maorie ellis
prose editor
Amour (with a heavy emphasis on her middle name) Maorie Ellis lives in New Jersey. She is a sophomore at Phillips Academy and is the Prose Editor for her school’s literary magazine, The Courant. Her work appears in The Aurora Review and she is a 2020 Adroit Journal Creative Nonfiction Mentee.
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catherine o'neill
prose editor
Catherine hoards books and cats in her corner of England. She writes prose, plays, and poems with peculiar twists and characters. She was shortlisted for Streetcake Magazine’s Experimental Writing Prizeand by Northern Gravy for poetry; she’s had a play staged atLive Theatre, a short story broadcast on BBC Radio, and her monologue 'Keep Granny's Clock' is on YouTube. She has a degree in English Literature, an MA in Creative Writing, and taught and examined for oodles of years. Shakespeare haunts her.
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norah laughter
poetry editor
Norah Laughter is a student from Russellville, Kentucky. She is a creative writing alumna of the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts and her poetry has been recognized by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She spends most of her time working with the Kentucky Student Voice Team, where she uses storytelling to push for education justice and amplify youth voices. She has two cats, two dogs, and a healthy sum of chickens.
currently, there are no open positions on staff.