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 NYPL, 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 Author: Julie Kagawa
  • Play: Wives by Jaclyn Backhus
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.
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
Alison Van Glad

Poetry Editor

Alison (she/her) is a Creative Copywriter based in Brooklyn, NY. She enjoys infusing humor in her writing & the first sip of morning coffee. Alison spends most of her time in her kitchen—covered in flour—baking or sitting on the Q train making to-do lists on her notes app.

  • Favorite Celebrities: Tina Fey, Jonathan Groff, and Queen Elizabeth (even tho you didn’t ask haha)
  • Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge
  • Favorite Podcasts: S-Town and Death in Ice Valley (even tho you didn’t ask for that either)
  • Favorite book: The Giver by Louis Lowry

THOMAS ORR

Poetry Editor

Thomas Orr (They/Them) holds a bachelor’s degree in English, Creative Writing from Longwood University and is a recipient of the Longwood Creative Writing Award. They are an avid collector of instruments, oddities, antique books, and weird art. While they currently reside in Herndon, Virginia, they can often be found wandering the shores of Lake Anna. You can find them on Instagram @housefinchpoet.

  • Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
  • Raised by Humans by Deborah A. Miranda; Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard; The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
JULIA WATSON

Poetry Editor

Julia Watson (she/her) earned her MFA from North Carolina State University. Her works have been published in The Shore, Voicemail Poems, The Daily Drunk Mag, Identity Theory, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and elsewhere. A 2021 Pushcart nominee, she lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her senior pups. You can read more of her work at juliawatsonwriter.com.

  • Favorite Books/Movies/Plays:
  • All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren, I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood by Tiana Clark, Reckless Wedding by Maria Flook, and White Chicks.

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
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
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
Tabatha Miller

Fiction 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
JONNELL BURKE

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
Emily Townsend

Nonfiction 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.

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

Shayla DRZYCIMSKI

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
Robin Williams

Social Media Coordinator

Robin Williams (they/them) is a queer poet from a small town in Pennsylvania. Their chapbook GIRL, a x2 time amazon best seller in lgbt+ poetry, was published with Querencia Press. They’ve also written the pocket book Wild Honey, and has had many of their poems featured with magazines such as Queerlings, Honeyfire Lit, Warning Lines, The Sapphic Press, Free Verse Revolution, and many more. When they’re not writing, they can be found running their small business Green Fern Coven. (Or spending lots of time with their eight cats.) Instagram: @by.robinw

  • Favorite Movie: Little Women (2019)
  • Favorite Book: The Vicious Depths series by Madeline Stanford
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