Marco Istasy, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Claire Ellis, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Katrina Agbayani, Associate Editor
Lucy Faria, Associate Editor
Janice Hu, Associate Editor
Janice Hu is a first-year Humanities student, planning to go into History. She enjoys crafts of every kind, occasionally baking, and writing when the mood permits – which is rarely, to be completely honest. Her favourite story trope is “narrative foils to lovers” and she finds nothing more satisfying than a good subversion of expectations.
Jeanne Polochansky, Associate Editor
Jeanne Polochansky is a fourteen-time published poet, three-time author, and a 1st-year Life Sciences student at the University of Toronto. Due to her strong concern around the accessibility of creative writing for youth, she opts to work behind-the-scenes of this fascinating world, such as formerly editing & designing her high school newsletter and currently acting as a youth editorial advisor at the Toronto Public Library. She balances the overwhelming domination of literature in her life by dancing, studying Nordic history, or engaging in conversation about the works of van Gogh (whom she would’ve loved to have the pleasure to meet), and is found most at peace with a book, a cup of hot cocoa, and a cat by her side.
Veronika Zabelle Nayir, Associate Editor
Marissa Lee, Chief Blog Editor
Marissa Lee is a writer and editor studying English, Book and Media Studies, and Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Toronto. She is an avid reader—with a particular penchant for gothic and modern fictions—and pop-punk band enthusiast.
Hayley Munro, Social Media Manager
Hayley Munro is a third-year English student at the University of Toronto who doesn’t do much besides watch Seinfeld and pet her cat. She likes to pretend she’s pursuing a career in academia when in reality she’s waiting to move to the forest, write trashy novels, and bake bread.
Louis Butt, Blog Correspondent
Madhav Mukundan, Blog Correspondent
Madhav Mukundan is studying Linguistics and Film at the University of Toronto. His interests include literature, indie film, film festivals, and nice whiskey.
Lilly Stewart, Blog Correspondent
Lilly Stewart is a 3rd year studying English and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. She is an aspiring novelist who is obsessed with coffee, Mary Shelley, and period piece films. When she’s not reading or writing, she is either listening to ABBA or buying yet another overpriced gel pen.
T Williams, Blog Correspondent
T Williams studies English, Philosophy, and Finnish Studies. They write short stories, essays, poetry, and tabletop role playing games. They’re always up to something.
Wenying Wu, Blog Correspondent
Wenying Wu is an aspiring playwright currently studying English, Literature and Critical Theory, and Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Her hobbies include committing grammatical infractions and abusing animal symbolism. She spends her free time theorizing how to romance monsters, ghosts, computers, and other inhuman entities.
Allison Zhao, Blog Correspondent
Mahaila Smith, Blog Correspondent
Mahaila Smith writes from Toronto, Ottawa, or the passage in between. She is a fourth year undergrad Archaeology and History student at U of T. Her first poetry chapbook, Claw Machine was published by Anstruther Press in 2020.