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Vika Mujumdar (Founder and Editor-in-Chief)

Vika Mujumdar (she/her) was born in New Jersey and raised in Pune, India. She received her BA in English and History from the University of Illinois Springfield in 2021, and is a graduate student in the MA program in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. You can find her on Twitter @vikamujumdar

s.g. maldonado-vélez (Assistant Poetry Editor)

s.g. maldonado-vélez (they/them) is a Puerto Rican poet/artist with an MFA in Poetry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. They have been published in Hunger Mountain, the Shade Journal, Peach Mag, and more. s.g. can be found on Twitter @M00NP0ET and a number of both writing and podcast projects at sgmaldonadovelez.com. They strongly believe that we share hearts.

Rodlyn-mae Banting (Poetry Reader)

Rodlyn (she/her) is a Filipina feminist educator and poet born and raised in New York. She is currently a master’s candidate in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Gender & Women’s Studies program, and is enjoying her time as a Midwest transplant. Her hobbies include reading, writing, baking, going on socially distant walks, and showing people pictures of her cat, Maple. You can follow her on Twitter at @fmnstmelodrama. She is super excited to be a reader for Liminal Transit Review and is looking forward to reading all of your wonderful work!

Timi Sanni (Poetry Reader)

Timi Sanni (he/him) is a Nigerian writer and literary enthusiast studying Biochemistry at Lagos State University, Nigeria. His works have appeared or are forthcoming in Radical Art Review, Writers Space Africa, Ethel Zine, Cypress: A Literary Journal, X-ray lit, Rather Quiet and elsewhere. He recently won the SprinNG Poetry Contest 2020 and is the recipient of the Fitrah Review Prize for Fiction 2020. When not writing or studying, he is either painting or exploring new places. He is also an editor for Kalopsia lit. Find him on twitter: @timisanni

Arron Luo (Assistant CNF Editor)

Arron Luo (he/they) is a writer and care worker living in Atlanta, an historically Black US city on Muscogee / Creek land. They grew up reading a lot of sci-fi, fantasy, and young adult fiction, and studied Asian American literature in university. His favorite learnt words from that time include liminal space, precarity, and sitelessness. Their favorite snack is the dependable egg tart.

April Yee (CNF Reader)

April Yee is a writer and literary translator. In 2020 her poetry was commended or shortlisted by Ambit, Live Canon, and the Bridport Prize. A Harvard History & Literature graduate, she reported in more than a dozen countries before moving to the UK, where she serves on the Refugee Journalism Project at University of the Arts London. Twitter: @aprilyee

Czaerra Galicinao Ucol (CNF Reader)

Czaerra Galicinao Ucol (they/she) is a queer Filipinx artist from Chicago. They are the Program and Communications Director of Luya, a local poetry organization centering people of color. Her work has appeared in beestungWalang Hiya, and Talagang Pinxy. They are a 2020 Dreamyard (Rad)ical Poetry Fellow, and have a B.A. in Asian/Pacific/American Studies from New York University. In her free time, Czaerra likes to cross-stitch, play video games, listen to Lake Michigan’s waves crashing, and dance to Mitski like nobody’s watching. They are also General Reader for Marías at Sampaguitas. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram @czaerra.

Bassama Tanvir (Fiction Reader)

Bassama Tanvir (she/her)  is a medical student based in Lahore, Pakistan. She has a strong eye on Politics and Global Affairs. In her free time, she likes to read and bake.

Annoushka Clear (Fiction Reader)

Annoushka lives in London and is studying for her MA in Screenwriting. She has always loved reading and her favourite book is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. 

Ariel K. Moniz (Social Media Coordinator)

Ariel K. Moniz (she/her) is a queer Black poetess from Hawaii currently living abroad. She is a life-long lover of the written word who has pursued her love of words as a bookseller, English tutor, freelance writer and editor, and once served as the editor-in-chief of Kanilehua Art & Literary Magazine. She is a recipient of the Howard and Yoneko Droste Award for Poetry from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, where she graduated with a B.A in English after receiving various other awards and publications for her creative and academic writing. Her work can more recently be found in Royal Rose Magazine, The Raven Review, Sledgehammer Literary Journal, and Blood Bath Literary Zine, among others. Beyond her love for writing she is also an avid reader, wanderer, womanist, nature worshipper, and notorious daydreamer. You can find her on her website kissoftheseventhstar.home.blog, Instagram @kiss.of.the.seventh.star, Twitter @kissthe7thstar, or somewhere between the forest and the sea. 

Former staff:

Jacqueline Linares (Fiction Editor, Issues 1 and 2)