Jasmine Ferrufino

Editor in Chief

*Also, a voice in Written Chaos

Jasmine Ferrufino (she/they) is a Latinx writer currently residing in the Manhattan area. They have their BA in Creative Writing with a minor in Playwriting from SUNY Purchase. They spend most of their time finding new ways to be surrounded by books, whether that’s at their job at PRH, being a book event coordinator, or volunteering at Brooklyn Book Bodega. Their work has appeared in Gutter Mag, Submission Mag, and Brown Sugar Lit. Although, they spend most of their time doing things, nothing beats laying in their bed with their adorable/grumpy cat, Declan.

  • Favorite Authors: Emily Henry, Ali Hazelwood, and Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Play: Wives by Jaclyn Backhus
  • Favorite TV Shows: Yellowjackets & Abbott Elementary
Mason Martinez

Fiction Managing Editor

Mason Martinez (they/them) is a Latin, queer writer from Queens, NY. They received their BA in Creative Writing from SUNY Purchase and won the Ginny Wray Senior Prize for Fiction. When they’re not writing, they’re spending time getting lost in the woods, climbing rocks they really shouldn’t climb, and listening to the sounds of birds. Their work has been featured in Gandy Dancer, The Institutionalized Review, Yuzu Press, and more. You can follow them on twitter: @masonnatj

  • Favorite Book: Vicious by VE Schwab, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and Octavia’s Brood edited by Adrienne Maree Brown.
  • Favorite Movie: The Truman Show
Britt Trachtenberg

Poetry Managing Editor

Britt Trachtenberg (She/Her) is a Senior English major and writing minor at CUNY Queens College. In March 2022, she published her poetry chapbook Return To Sender. The poems discuss LGBTQIA+ women’s triumphs and struggles. Her Instagram is @brittpng.

  • Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; Mayweed by Frannie Lindsay
Emily Townsend

Nonfiction Managing Editor

Emily Townsend’s (she/her) works have appeared in Superstition Review, South Dakota Review, carte blanche, Prime Number Magazine, Pacifica Literary Review and others. Managing editor of Four Palaces Publishing, she is also the social media manager for Gingerbread House Literary Magazine and reader for The Masters Review. A previous nominee for a Pushcart Prize, Best American Essays, and Best of the Net, she is currently tinkering with essays and poems in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Favorite Movie: Perks of Being a Wallflower; I Love You, Beth Cooper

  • Favorite Book: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never do Again by David Foster Wallace; The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison.

Sarah Lawless

Poetry Editor

Sarah Lawless (she/her) is a writer and photographer from Maine, where she currently resides. You can get in touch with her at sarahlawless18@gmail.com.

  • Favorite Book: The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner, and Frank: Sonnets by Diane Seuss
Alison Van Glad

Poetry Editor

Alison (she/her) is a Writer based in New York City. She enjoys infusing humor in her writing & the first sip of morning coffee. You can often find her hanging in the park with a good snack or on the Q train typing energetically on her notes app. Check out her blog Silly Goosin’ at www.alisonvanglad.com/silly-goosin

Favorite books: The Giver by Louis Lowry, The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes, and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Ayla Marsden

Poetry Editor

Ayla Marsden (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Southern Oregon. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School. Some things that she enjoys include horror movies with no budget, her two cats, and NTS Radio.

  • Favorite book: The Seas by Samantha Hunt / Favorite movie: A Brighter Summer Day
Kirry Kaufer

Poetry Editor

Kirry (she/they) is a poet and fiction writer currently studying at SUNY Purchase. Their work has been featured in Submissions Magazine and Young Writers, and she is the recipient of the Ginny Wray Poetry Prize in 2023. When they are not writing, Kirry can be found reading, performing, or imagining herself in fanciful scenarios.

  • Favorite Book: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe; “The House on Marshland” by Louise Gluck; “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern; “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Lassiter Jamison

Fiction Editor

Lassiter Jamison (he/him) is a black, queer writer who looks for strangeness in the everyday. He is a Purchase college graduate and was a finalist for the Best of the Net 2020 fiction award. You can find him on Twitter @LassiterW7

  • Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
  • Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and My Life My Tapes by Scott Frost
Kylie Yockey

Fiction Editor

Kylie Ayn Yockey (she/her) is a queer creative with a MA in Fiction from Spalding University’s Naslund-Mann School of Writing. Her work appears in literary publications such as Glyph Magazine, Meow Meow Pow Pow, Wingless Dreamer Publisher, and more. She is also the poetry editor for Blood Tree Literature. You can find more of her work at http://www.kylieaynyockey.com

  • Favorite Books:
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Knife Thrower & Other Stories by Steven Millhauser, How High We Go In The Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Fiction Editor

Jonnell Burke (she/her) is a screenwriter, fiction writer and reader, and tall-tale-teller. She writes intimate genre, quiet existentialism, and makes large stories trade shoes with small ones. She also loves a good fic!

  • Favorite Play: Pericles, Why Marry? Movies: Notorious, Billy Liar, The Way We Were, Devil in a Blue Dress, Black Narcissus, Pride and Prejudice

  • Favorite Book: Beloved, The Iliad, The Three Musketeers, Stranger in the Village
Isha Jain

Fiction Editor

Originally from Delhi, Isha (she/her) is a recent graduate from the University of Sheffield. She is a creative writer that loves analyzing films and dreams of directing one someday. A Frank O’Hara fan, she romanticizes the everyday rhythms of poetry. She might be found taking excessive pictures of dogs, cats, the moon and anything insignificantly beautiful.

  • Favorite Movie: Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold

  • Favorite Book: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Audrey T. Carroll

Fiction Editor

Audrey T. Carroll (she/they) is the author of the What Blooms in the Dark (ELJ Editions, 2024) and Parts of Speech: A Disabled Dictionary (Alien Buddha Press, 2023). Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Net. Her writing has appeared in Lost Balloon, CRAFT, JMWW, Bending Genres, Hawaii Pacific Review, and others. She is a bi/queer and disabled/chronically ill writer who serves as a Diversity & Inclusion Editor for the Journal of Creative Writing Studies. She can be found at http://AudreyTCarrollWrites.weebly.com and @AudreyTCarroll on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Favorite Book: Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
  • Favorite TV Show: The Good Place

Frederica Danzinger

Nonfiction Editor

Frederica Danzinger (she/they), having just finished a chaotic two years of grad school, is grateful for the time to read and write things other than her thesis. She loves reading anything full of hope. She makes coffee professionally and lives with a genderless void, seven tarantulas, two cats, and a baby ball python.

  • Favorite Movie: Princess Mononoke, Pulse (回路, Kairo) and The Matrix 

  • Favorite Book: Autobiography of Red” by Anne Carson, “Saga” by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples,  “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor, “As Long as the Sun Shines” by Janet Rogers, “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly

Tabatha Miller

Nonfiction Editor

Tabatha Miller (she/her) is a 5th grade ELAR teacher with her Bachelor’s in English. When she isn’t encouraging the minds of her students, she is busy reading, writing, drinking coffee and cuddling with her dogs.

  • Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
  • The Last Unicorn, The Girls I’ve Been, Pride and Prejudice
Christopher Barton

Nonfiction Editor

Chris Barton (he/him) is a graduate of SFASU with a degree in creative writing. He enjoys writing poems most after completing a thesis in poetry (though he actively dabbles in other forms). Chris plans on returning to graduate school to study library and information science with a hopes of becoming a full-time librarian.

  • Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
  • The Devil in the White City, The Big Book of Exit Strategies, All the Light We Cannot See, Sharp Teeth, Good Bones, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Dark Knight, Tenet, The Prestige, The Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Star Wars: A New Hope

Nonfiction Editor

Shayla Drzycimski (she/her) is a current English major with an editing and publication emphasis and creative writing minor at the University of Mississippi. When she’s not overusing semicolons in her writing, she’s probably tangled in yarn crocheting or picking up random rocks on sidewalks. She’s received multiple scholastic awards for her writing and is currently working on a chapbook she hopes to put up for publication one day. Her partners in crime include a nervous cat named Diamond and a fiery bearded dragon named Waffle.

  • Favorite Book: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller, any book by Rainbow Rowell, How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss
Bailey Peabody

Playwriting/ Screenwriting Editor

*Also, a voice in Written Chaos

Bailey Peabody (She/They) is a graduate of SUNY Purchase (Playwriting/Screenwriting and History) and is currently working towards her masters in English and Creative Writing. She is very involved in politics and making the world and safe place for everyone. When she isn’t working, she is writing, watching TV and movies, knitting, and playing with her puppy and cat.

  • Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
  • Favorite play: is August: Osage County by Tracy Letts.
Ami J. Sanghvi

Staff Writer

Ami J. Sanghvi (he/they) is an Indian-American, non-binary, queer author, artist, designer, boxer, and recent graduate from the California Institute of the Arts Creative Writing M.F.A. program. He is a fiction editor for Decolonial Passage, poetry editor for Wrongdoing Magazine, and photographer for Asianzine, as well as the co-founder of Gutslut Press. His work has recently appeared in So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Inverted Syntax, I Hope You’ll Still Love Me: A South Asian LGBTQIA+ Anthology, Masalazine, and several other publications. He was also a featured author for LUPERCALIApress’s VULCANALIA ’21 anthology.

  • Favorite Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Hannah Olesen

Staff Writer

Hannah Olesen (she/her) is a graduate from SUNY Purchase college. She graduated with a masters in creative writing. She has been a poetry editor for the literature magazine Italics Mine, and enjoys writing music in her spare time.

  • Favorite Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller