Born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi, Sayantani Dasgupta is the author of Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, & the In-Between—a Finalist for the Foreword Indies Awards for Creative Nonfiction—and the chapbook The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Rumpus, Hunger Mountain, The Bellingham Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Hindu, and others. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and has also taught in India, Italy, and Mexico. Sayantani is also the winner of the recently-concluded Season 3 of Write India, organized by the books division of The Times of India. Contact her at www.sdasgupta.com or on Twitter.
Bella Wick is studying creative writing with a publishing certificate and English with a professional writing certificate. Her most common forms of procrastination include cleaning and helping her friends solve their problems while ignoring her own. She wants to learn everything there is to know and traveling might be cool someday.
Piper White is a lover of fiction, horror and Stephen King. Although fiction is her niche, she loves to dabble in poetry in her free time. She may be named after a witch, but she promises not to hex you.
Mikaela is a junior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, double majoring in Sociology and Creative Writing with a nonfiction focus. She wants to be an investigative journalist one day, and uses her love for writing to expose underlying social justice issues in her own life as well as those around her.
At any given moment, Martina Litty is probably thinking about werewolves or vampires. To any vampires in her immediate area--she's been told by the Red Cross that she has very prominent veins. More of Litty's work can be found in Arsenika, NonBinary Review, Poets Reading the News, Typehouse, and Slippage Lit, among others.
Kaila Byram strives for a life full of various cultural experiences. When she's not writing, she's traveling anywhere the wind takes her. She will be graduating December 2020 with her BFA in Creative Writing and a Certificate in Publishing. That is, if the apocolypse hasn't started yet. And after that? Who knows.
Taylor Parker is a young black writer that specializes in fantasy and poetry. When not writing, she loves reading a good romance. She attends the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is an aspiring immigration lawyer. She was born and raised in North Carolina and loves a good curvy country road.
Cass Lintz, a native of California, received her bachelor's in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has recently come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as too many cookies.
Makenna is current junior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington studying creative writing and digital arts. Her goal is to ultimately write and animate her own films. She is primarily a fiction writer but has found herself drifting between all categories, depending on whatever suits her mood. Maybe one day she will finally finish her novel.
Adriana Henrichs is a student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington working towards her BFA in Creative Writing. She has an affinity for fairy tales and the supernatural. When she's not writing, you can find her thinking about the moon.
Emmi Conner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BFA in creative writing. She writes fiction and reads everything. Emmi's work has been featured in Adelaide Literary Magazine and Atlantis: A Creative Magazine.
Gerard Sarnat MD’s authored HOMELESS CHRONICLES, Disputes, 17s, Melting Ice King. Gerry’s published by Gargoyle, Columbia, Penn, Harvard, Brown, Stanford, Dartmouth, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Northampton Review, New Haven Poetry Institute, Buddhist Poetry Review, American Journal Poetry, Brooklyn Review, LA Review, San Francisco Magazine, New York Times.
Hannah Botkin is a senior creative writing major at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She enjoys expirimenting with prose to discover the world around her in new ways. She has been published in Atlantis and Tiny Seed Literary Journal with the help of her service dog Gatsby who peer edits all her work.
Ciera Lloyd doesn’t know a world without writing. She earned her BFA in creative writing from UNCW. In September, she will begin her studies for her master of fine arts in creative writing at City, University of London. She, and her other published work, can be found on Instagram @ciera.lloyd.
Stephen Lambros, born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a writer who isn't necessarily a fan of horror but enjoys writing it to explore fears owned by himself and by society. He plans to double major in creative writing and film studies at UNCW and really hopes that by submitting a piece to Grimsy, he's not getting hexed or anything outlandish like that...