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.
Ran Zhao is a student from Hong Kong. She is an alumna of the Adroit Journal’s summer mentorship, and her writing has been recognized by the Foyle Young Poets award. Outside of writing, she loves art and space, and her goal in life is to become a crazy cat lady.
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.
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.
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.
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.
amour maorie ellis
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.
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.
Iris Yu is a Chinese-American student from Ohio. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Sine Theta, Blue Marble Review, and The Heritage Review. She is an alumna of the Sewanee Young Writers Conference (‘19) and the Iowa Young Writers Studio (‘20), as well as a finalist in the Pulitzer Center Poetry Contest. She enjoys persimmons and soup (not together).
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!
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.
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.