Grace Montgomery— Co-editor in Chief

Grace Montgomery, originally from Madison, Wisconsin, will be attending Hampshire College in the fall. She is the recipient of multiple keys in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and has mostly recently revised the book for Vanderbilt Theater Lab's "Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer" for performance at Interlochen. She has also been featured in "Run With That" Podcast, Beautiful Minds Magazine, and The Interlochen Review, among other places. More importantly, she has an affinity for ducks. You can reach her at

Alexa CurnutteCo-editor in Chief

Alexa Curnutte is a junior creative writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She is from Jackson Springs, 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, 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.

Stephanie BennettSenior Visual Arts Editor

Stephanie Bennett is a senior creative writing major currently studying at Interlochen Arts Academy from Melbourne, Australia.

Olivia AlgerFiction Editor

Olivia Alger is in her second year at Interlochen Arts Academy as a junior creative writing major. She is from the Chicago area, but has lived in Wisconsin and Minneapolis, as well. She has received three Silver Keys and two Honorable Mentions from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and her work has been published in Teenage Wasteland, Inklings Literary Magazine, The Anthology of Young American Poets, and two editions of The Red Wheelbarrow. She has also received recognition as a Merit Winner and Finalist in short story from the National YoungArts Foundation. She has found that great movies, bad jokes, good music, odd dancing, and exciting glasses are some of the things that define her and inspire her writing.

Shaun PhuahFiction Editor

Shaun Phuah is a creative writer at Interlochen Arts Academy, he has been featured in the Red WheelBarrow as well as being in the previous issue of the Interlochen Review. Shaun enjoys writing after he's downed about two swimming pools worth of coffee, and tends to write humorous prose either in realism or the surreal.

Genevieve Harding Fiction Editor

Genevieve Harding is currently a sophomore creative writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio and has been published in central Ohio's teen literary journal Flip the Page. In November 2014, she spoke about being a young writer for the TEDxYouth@Columbus event. While Genevieve considers herself a writer of all genres and forms, she is primarily interested in realistic fiction, prose poetry/other hybrid forms, and personal essay.

Sarah ArnettPoetry Editor

Sarah Arnett is a senior creative writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy. Her work has been featured in The Interlochen Review, The Red Wheelbarrow, and The Albion Review. She was the winner of the 2014-2015 Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest, and she has also received several accolades from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, including two Gold Keys, two Silver Keys, and two Honorable Mentions. She has also been an editor for The Red Wheelbarrow and The Interlochen Review.

Annalise LozierPoetry/Interactive Content Editor

Annalise Lozier is a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studies creative writing. She is a Foyle Young Poet of the Year, and her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the Luminarts Cultural Foundation. Her work has been published in The Jackalope, The Adroit Journal, and The Kenyon Review.

Ray KearnsPoetry Editor

Ray Kearns is a writer from central Florida. He currently attends Interlochen Arts Academy and whilst he does enjoy writing in all genres, Ray primarily considers himself a poet. He has been awarded several silver keys from the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition as well as being published in his school’s in house journal The Red Wheelbarrow. Ray can most often be found writing with a Dr. Pepper at his side or a pen in between his teeth.

S. Makai AndrewsNonfiction Editor

S. Makai Andrews is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She tends to spend her time jumping between lake and ocean, and is never seen without a mason jar filled with caffeine. Her work has been recognized in multiple genres in the 2015 and 2016 Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition and has been published in Teenage Wasteland, The Nosiy Island, and Beautiful Minds Magazine, among others. In the future she hopes to further her studies in creative writing and psychology.

Nim HoldenNonfiction Editor

Nim Holden is a sophomore creative writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She's been published in Canvas Literary Journal, Cicada Magazine, as well as performed at several spoken word venues around Chicago. Her writing soundtrack consists mostly of songs by The 1975, and she gets most of her inspiration from video games by Bioware.

Sianna FlowersScreenplay Editor

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.

Mickayla NoelVisual Arts/Interactive Content Editor

Mickayla Noel, a current native of Alexandria, VA, attends Interlochen Arts Academy as a three year senior. She is a spoken word artist who has performed at the Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, Busboy & Poets, and the Lincoln Theatre in DC. She has been published in various Red Wheelbarrow Journals and The Interlochen Review, 2014 Issue. She has received a silver key in Scholastic's Art & Writing Awards for her portfolio titled "Poems from a Left Handed Africano". She is also a Viner & Youtuber with an interest in Social Media Communications.