Meher Manda is a journalist, poet and short story writer from Mumbai, currently exploring the literary possibilities in New York City. When she's not writing tales about strong women and all her lived experiences, she can be found listening to some obscure rock band on the lost corners of the internet.
Renae Williams is a New York-based Australian writer completing her MFA in creative writing. She is a poet, spoken word artist, teacher and fiction writer who in her spare time floats out to sea on a surfboard and plots her next big wave and novella.
Crystal Yeung is an MFA in Creative Writing student at the College of New Rochelle, a Brooklyn native, and an almost-poet. She is a recipient of the 2017 Poets & Writers Amy Award and her poetry has been published in Rabbit Catastrophe Review and Poets & Writers. Crystal is also currently serving as a committee chairwoman and poetry judge for the annual PEN Prison Writing Contest and also Poetry Reader for Apogee Journal.
Sharmaine Ong graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BA in Creative Writing and is currently working on her MFA at The College of New Rochelle. She was a Reader for The Blue Mesa Review and her articles and creative work has been published or will soon be published in ScreenRant, Lit.cat, Hippocampus, Track Four Journal, among others.
Steven Hobbs is the director of the MFA program in creative writing at the College of New Rochelle. He serves on the committee for the Prison Writing Program at PEN American Center and lives in New York.