Contributors

Lanna Wilson is a youth poet from Upstate New York. She has been published in the Beautiful garden arts magazine as well as the Antler velvet magazine.

Madeline Sanchez, a 13 year old born and raised in New York City. She aspires to be a journalist/writer. She loves everything creative and artistic, with love for film, music and books.

Hailey Paulson is a thirteen-year-old who has always loved nature. She lives in Pennsylvania, where she tends to her family garden and admires the butterflies it attracts. When she's not writing or in nature, she's curled up with a good book or performing under the stage lights.

Regulus, age 14 is transmasc + xenogenders, uranic and ace spec, pagan artist who has DID, autism + physical disabilities, uses he/it/celestial pronouns originally from Russia and now lives in Spain and is half Irish half Russian. He has accomplished hardships in life yet still tries to be a really kind person and stands up for oppressed minorities, it has many hobbies such as drawing, writing things from books to poems, witchcraft, sewing, crocheting and making jewelry and more.

Galen Cunningham has been published or is forthcoming in Literary Yard, The Creativity Webzine, Blue Unicorn, Ink In Thirds, and Sparks of Calliope. He lives in the foothills of Colorado.

Im Niamh Marsons, Im 14 years old and am from England. I enjoy reading as well as crocheting.

Kaila Balazs is a freshman at HGTC with a strong passion for reading, writing, and creating. She has just graduated and is on her path to finding her place outside of high school. She holds a passion and determination in all that she does and hopes to one day publish her own writing. She owes all that she has accomplished to her family, friends, and coworkers.

Elizabeth Davies is a fourteen year old girl who lives in England, she takes insperation from her surrounding to write poetry concerning love and the tourment that comes with this. Nature is a major aspect of Elizabeth's poems often offering a background to the metaphors she uses to describe loves tole. Her hobbies include gardening and painting and she dreams of one day becoming a published poet.

London Dernis is an adventurous 17-year-old in Cooper City, Florida. She has a passion for telling stories, and even more so, for reading them. She's an editor for her school's newspaper, The Lariat, and hopes to one day become a published author.

Seleste is a 22 year old recent graduate of Carroll University, located in Waukesha, WI. Seleste grew up in southeastern wisconsin, an area most notably known for Milwaukee. Seleste has grown up playing musical instruments, and pursuing passions related to psychology and sociology.

19 years old, Arden Mailhiot is a second year photography student in Ontario, Canada. They have an interest within the arts particularly with drawing and photography. Arden has won first place for their submission into a photography contest with their image of the Red-Breasted Nuthatch.

Aubrey Lewis is nineteen years old and currently lives in Washington State. SCUBA-certified and studying English at university, she hopes to use her love of creative writing and marine science to promote environmental stewardship and inspire appreciation for nature’s beauty. Aubrey enjoys beachcombing, whale watching, and telling fictional stories.

Milagro is a 17-year-old Salvadoran girl living in Texas and a senior in high school who dedicates herself to her studies and her community. She actively engages in volunteering to assist local organizations and enrich her community. She also loves watching shows and spending time with her 6 parakeets.

Vicky Liu is a Chinese 14 year old from BC with a love for green tea and empty rooms.

Shriya is a 16 year old in her junior year of high school. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing music in her free time. She lives on Long Island, and loves to write specifically for fictional journals and magazines. Later in life, she wants to pursue a career either in law or biology.

Mariam Elshamy is a 16 year old writer and artist living in Bahrain (a country in the Middle East if nobody knows what it is). She loves music of all genres in adventurous hikes that never seem to end, reading and writing are her main hobbies (with a side of art). She has completed a GCSE Art course with a grade 9 and is starting her A-Levels right now! (She's very excited for English)

Chaewon Lim is an upcoming senior living in the Greater Philadelphia area. She was born in Anyang, South Korea, and immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. When her nose isn't in a book, she can be found writing enthusiastically on Archive of Our Own, crosshatching, or eating cup ramen.

Anya is a 17 year old, Boston based artist, known for her filmmaking, photography and various other forms of art. She exhibits love for storytelling and visual asthetics. One of her paintings was featured in a teen gallery in the exhibit "From the ground Up: Nature and the Man-Made".

Maya Young is seventeen years old and currently lives in California. In her free time she enjoys drawing, going on hikes, and doing nature photography. Some of her accomplishments include winning Honorable mention at the scholastic art awards for her art piece titled "Paper airplane" as well as having art featured in the Expressing Feelings Through Art Show.

Digby Ives-O'brien is a 15 year old student based in Norwich, England. He studies notably art and photography, and has begun to share his work with the world. His literature mostly depicts descriptions, humanising the overlooked and mundane. His works are very abstract, drawing inspiration from the works of Basquiat and Keith Haring. In terms of photography, he seeks to capture many low light environments, and enjoys experimenting with the use of film/analogue photography. He recently explored the relationship between natural life and the environment created by man, blending regular examples of humanity and the natural world to show their dependence and link to each other, and to highlight the relationship between the two, something that has been overlooked within the past. Digby enjoys many forms of art, and one day hopes to become an actual artist and share his knowledge and understanding of the world and the purpose of art with others. In his free time, he loves listening to music from the works of Billie Eilish, Melanie Martinez, and Lil Nas X. He plays badminton every monday.

A-In Choi is sixteen and currently going into her senior year! She currently resides in Thailand but would love to see more of the world later in life. In her spare time she can be found binge-watching medical dramas or exploring a multitude of creative endeavors, her latest being crochet.

Megan Kazembe is a young 17 year old Malawian author, poet and bookworm. With over 80 written in her notebook, she tries everyday to never stop writing and keep on spreading the joy for words. One day, she hopes to publish a collection, or one of the novels she has shelved in the past.

Julia is a high school senior in South Florida. She is 17 and is extremely passionate about photographing the environment. Julia owns a couple of environment/photography centered businesses and charities and aims to spread awareness for conservation.

Sal, 16yo born and living in Morocco. She is a pre professional ballerina who is currently writing her first book.

Chloe Wilson is a 16-year-old entrepreneur with previously published poetry, and an avid performer. Currently she lives along the West Coast, and is hoping to get her non-profit, Ocean Outlet, out into the world.

Abril Rincón is a Spanish-based photographer which was born and raised in Asturias, currently she is 16 years old. She has won several small competitions in themed photography in her city, and apart from photography, she also enjoys playing the guitar and traditional drawing.

Aino is a 15 year old teen from Tampere, Finland. It is her dream to be a writer and she will be. The past 10 years she has been writing a book and published a couple of texts.

Timea is an environmentally passionate artist who uses her creative talents to advocate for a sustainable future. Through captivating artworks that depict the beauty of nature and the urgency of conservation, she takes every opportunity to inspire others to connect with the environment on a profound level. Her art serves as a powerful medium to raise awareness and encourage positive action towards a greener world.

Marwa Bhuiyan, born on November 8th, 2006, in Brooklyn, NY, is a dynamic young poet, playwright, and activist. Being a first-generation student and a woman of color (WOC), she is committed to amplifying the voices of people from all economic and social backgrounds through her writing. Currently, she serves as the executive director of three organizations: Brooklyn Plays Scream, The Timely Education Review, and Nirbhoy Nari. Through these platforms, she effectively merges her passion for the arts with her dedication to political activism.

Hazel Alexander is an aspiring writer living near London who is 15 years old. It has always been a great dream of hers to be a writer! Her favourite hobbies include dancing, which she has been doing since she was 2, listening to music (Taylor Swift is mother) and reading of course!

The photographer behind these photos is Petra Rofman, a 15 year old girl from New Jersey. She enjoys painting, reading, and of course, photography. Petra is currently enrolled in a rigorous engineering program at her highschool where she is studying to be an aerospace engineer.

Marlie, a 15-year-old , she lives in cairo, Egypt. Her fascination with reading blossomed at the tender age of 12, an interest that organically evolved into a fervent passion for writing. This newfound love emerged unexpectedly through regular journaling exercises. She loves writing about nature and things around her. In passion of finishing her first book and become the author she dreams of.

West Akron in Ohio is a place full of creative people. Arianna Lee is a 16-year-old girl whom resides here as an aspiring graphic designer that attends Firestone High School: a performing arts school. Arianna uses programs such as Procreate, Illustrator, and Photoshop to create unique works. She dreams of becoming a successful designer and plans to go to college for it. Arianna enjoys sharing her work and finds great inspiration from the famous designer, April Greiman.

Jana is a 11 yr old girl living in Kuwait originally from Alexandria, Egypt. She want to pruse modeling and loves writing poems in her free time. One of her biggest achievements was meeting her dad (who had left her for 10 years).

Brooke Heritage is 17 years old and loves in Sea Isle City New Jersey. Shes published by her schools literary magazine and is a first place winner of her schools art show (circa 2023). Brooke has been published through a National poem contest “through my eyes” contest were she competed with thousands throughout the country. Writing in creating art that speaks to people is her greatest passion.

Lauren Blackwelder is a sixteen year old girl from Florida who has a passion for art and writing. She loves to explore, play the guitar, read, draw, and listen to music. She aspires to travel the world, meet lots of new people, and improve her artistic abilities.


Lynn Swett is 15 year old living in a small town in Wyoming. They currently are attending highschool and wish to keep writing as a hobby while pursuing further education into math and psychology. They participate in Speech and Debate and spend a lot of their time reading. They love spending time out in nature as well as photographing it. They feel this society has betrayed the Earth that has gifted us life and they wish to help give back to the world as much as possible and encourage you to do the same.