VICKY BROWN is a junior at the Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC where she studies creative writing. She is the recipient of Silver and Gold Keys from the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. When she is not at school, she is traveling to foreign countries with her parents. Vicky is the author of "Evolution" and "One Pilgrim's Progress"
IRENE HAN is a senior at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California and alumnus of the Kenyon Young Writers’ Workshop. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and is largely inspired by surrealist artwork and midnight introspections. Irene is the author of "yu lan."
ALLEGRA LISA is a Creative Writing Major attending Interlochen Arts Academy. She is from Illinois, though she's spent her summers in Alaska ever since she was a child. She enjoys writing poetry and scripts. Allegra is the author of "they're still swimming on sunday", "currently i want to be a frozen guppy", and "Sponge Painting."
TANNER MANLEY is in his senior year as a violinist at Interlochen Arts Academy. He currently lives in Beirut, Lebanon, but attended school in Nairobi, Kenya for two years prior to his coming to Interlochen. He is previously unpublished. He finds inspiration most often while listening to Ravel and Shostakovich. Tanner is the author of "the first time my mother does laundry, it rains" and "Carnation, Milk, Milk, Tea."
JULIA BOHM is the 2017 winner of Interlochen's Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship. Her work can be found in Public Pool Magazine and Drunk in a Midnight Choir. A resident of Ann Arbor, MI, Julia will attend Interlochen Arts Academy in the fall. Julia is the author of "Sestina for My Grandfather" and "Austria"
BETH MORROW is a senior creative writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy from Edinburgh, Scotland. She has received two Gold Keys and one Silver Key from Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Her work is often inspired by the idea of place, and she enjoys finding inspiration amongst cups of herbal tea, silly dances, and long conversations over dinner with friends. Beth is the author of "Hamburger and Grandwitch"
ALEXA CURNUTTE is a senior creative writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She is from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has received several regional Gold Keys, a National Medal in fiction, and an American Voices Award nomination from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She has been a Merit Winner for short story in YoungArts in 2016, as well as a Finalist in short story in 2017. Alexa was a finalist in the 2015 Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest, and received The TWR Prize for Young Writers. Alexa’s work has appeared in the literary journals The Red Wheelbarrow, The Interlochen Review, Teenage Wasteland, and Polyphony HS. Alexa is the author of "What is Left to Say."
OLIVIA ALGER is a third year senior creative writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She’s from the Chicago area, but has lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well. She has received two Gold Keys, six Silver Keys, one Honorable Mention, and an American Voices nomination from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Her work has appeared in eight journals, including Glass Kite Anthology, The Contour, Polyphony H.S., Noisy Island, and Teenage Wasteland. She was a YoungArts Finalist in Short Story, an American participant in Between the Lines at the International Writing Program, and a 2016 member of the Adroit Mentorship Program. This piece was a finalist in the Adroit Prize for Prose competition. Olivia is the author of "Sleep Junk."
SARAH MIMS YEARGIN is a senior at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, where she focuses on creative writing. She has received several Scholastics Writing awards for her poetry and essays, including three gold keys, as well as an honorable mention in the 2015 Hollins University Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Teenage Wasteland Review, the Interlochen Review, Litmus, and Élan Magazine. She likes to spend her free time drinking coffee and reading to her pet chickens. Sarah is the author of "Ammunition."
ANUSHKA GUPTA is a teen writer of deeply meaningful, non-fiction short stories, who has been awarded a scholarship of 50,000 rupees (Indian currency) for her work by a national newspaper. Her pieces have also been published in newspapers. Anushka loves getting on her little sister's nerve and writing is the only thing, apart from playing football, that makes it possible for her to exist. Anushka is the author of "The Special Tree."
RACHEL LITCHMAN is a high school senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. Her poetry and prose have been recognized by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, The National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and The Glimmer Train Press Short Story Award for New Writers. Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Colorado Review, New South, The Mud Season Review, The Offbeat, and others. She is currently a poetry reader for the Adroit Journal. Rachel is the author of "Breaking Water" and "Encyclopedia of Rachel D. Litchman (1999 - ?)."
ISABEL HOSKINS is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, from Lake Orion, MI. She has three pieces published in Interlochen's "The Red Wheelbarrow", and has won a Scholastic Art and Writing Award for Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Isabel is the author of "Wartime."
PIPER GOURLEY is a senior at the North East School of the Arts in San Antonio, TX, majoring in Creative Writing. She has been published in the Young Pegasus Poetry Anthology two times, has won a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and has had an article published in the online magazine Thought Catalog. She most enjoys writing, performing and creating short films for poetry in the form of spoken word, and is working on completing two novels, a YA fiction book and a memoir. She will be attending University of Houston in the fall. Piper is the author of "To The Person I Will One Day Love"
Sianna Flowers is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. Before she went to school in northern Michigan she lived in a forest in central Oregon. Again and again she finds herself writing about wild women and the people that love them for reasons that are not always clear. If she is not arguing about politics she is gushing over high fantasy novels. She has had several articles published in her hometown's newspaper, The Nugget, along with a poem in the Torches 'n' Pitchforks student magazine. She received an honorable mention from Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for a critical essay. Sianna is the author of "A Lifelong Love Affair."
ANNALISE LOZIER is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studies creative writing. She is YoungArts Finalist and Foyle Commended Poet of the Year. Her work has been recognized by organizations such as the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, and has appeared in The Interlochen Review, The Adroit Journal, and The Kenyon Review. Annalise is the author of "Fish Eat God."
SENDRA UEBELE is from Champaign, IL and attends Interlochen Arts Academy. She is a Senior and is regularly published in Rookiemag, as well as Speciwoman, The Buffalo Almanack, and Repentino Magazine. She is inspired by zines from the 'Pussy Riot' era and by feminist artists such as Barbara Kruger, Judy Chicago, and Tracey Emin.
JIAWEI DENG is a senior at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. She is from Canton, China and currently resides in South Carolina, US. She received three silver keys and two Honorable Mentions in the 2017 Scholastic Art Awards. Her work was also exhibited at Converse College, Greenville Technical College, Drexel University, and Cleveland Institute of Art High School Juries Exhibition contest in 2017. Jiawei is also a finalist in Photographer's Forum Photography Contest and ArtField Jr. in Lake City, South Carolina Art Festival. Next year she will be attending Clemson University for a BA degree in Psychology with a double major degree BFA in studio art.
BIN QUAN is a third-year senior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy. Bin is an ethnic Korean Chinese who lives in New York. His Thesis is about confronting his own unique family relationships and background cultures due to his absence from his family for over five years and being excluded from cultures that he is supposed to inherit. He received two gold national medals and three silver national medals from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. His wearable sculpture “Open Letters” was selected as a Best In Show for 2017 Interlochen Visual Arts Juried Show and received the Neiman Marcus Award for Fashion. Next year He will be attending University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins.
TA'JUAN CLARK is a senior at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Born and raised in the city of New Orleans, his work combines themes of submission, sexuality, and the ego with influences from Southern culture. Most recently, Ta'Juan received a Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key (2017) for his art portfolio, and is a Rau for Art (2017) finalist.
Other visual art contributors are as follows (in order of appearance), Silas Holbrook, Peter Fera, Ruoyu Gong, Yuri Han, Olivia Feltus, Katia Dermott, Shaun Phuah, Ashley Johnson, Emily Folan, and Haemaru Chung.