rubber duckie crew

meet the staff!
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bianca layog
editor-in-chief
Bianca Layog is a high school senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She is an Adroit Journal 2020 summer mentee, COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective Creative Writing Fellow and Stanford Daily intern. Her work has appeared in The Stanford Daily and Eunoia Review and has been recognized by The Kenyon Review and Princeton University, among others. She is from the Philippines and owns 17 Winter hats.
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jennifer chiu
managing editor
Jennifer Chiu is a student at White Station High School in Memphis, TN. She is an Adroit Journal 2020 summer fiction mentee, and her prose and poetry are published or forthcoming in Rust + Moth, Blue Marble Review, and perhappened mag, among others. When she’s not writing, she can be found admiring the sky or bullet journaling with one of her twenty-one 0.38mm black pens.
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yong-yu huang
poetry editor
Yong-Yu Huang is a Taiwanese teenager who has lived in Malaysia for most of her life. Her work has been previously published byThe Heritage Review, Eunoia Review, and The Rising Phoenix Review, among others. In her free time, she can be found humming the Doctor Who theme song.
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may hathaway
nonfiction editor
May Hathaway is a high school senior from New York City. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Blue Marble Review, perhappened mag, and Sanpiper Magazine and has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She is a 2020 Adroit Journal Creative Nonfiction Mentee, an Iowa Young Writers’ Studio student, and a crossword enthusiast.
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estelle
prose reader
Estelle (going by her middle name) is a high school junior living in the suburbs of Las Vegas. She has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Belin-Blank Center, and the Wilbur 21nd Niso-Smith Foundation. Her work also appears in a published anthology of short stories. Apart from writing, Estelle enjoys playing Stardew Valley and obsessively rewatching the best TV show of all time, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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nikita bhardwaj
prose reader
Nikita Bhardwaj is a high school senior from New Jersey. She is an Iowa Young Writers’ Studio student Whose work has been recognized by NCTE, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Pulitzer Center, and others. She enjoys long walks in beautiful places and playing volleyball.
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miriam alex
poetry reader
Miriam Alex is a writer and high school junior from New Hampshire. Through art, she often explores heritage, identity, family, and surreal aspects of the mundane. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the Pulitzer Center and is published or forthcoming in Rising Phoenix Review and Sandpiper Mag, among others. In addition to writing, she enjoys music and was a 2020 COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective Music Fellow.
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sophie zhu
editor-in-chief
Sophie Zhu is an avid poet, mathlete, and pianist from New York. An Adroit Journal 2020 summer mentee and a COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective 2020 music fellow, she has work published or forthcoming in Half Mystic Journal, The Heritage Review, Sine Theta Magazine, and Eunoia Review.
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iris yu
executive manager, fiction editor
Iris Yu is a Chinese-American student from Ohio. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Sine Theta, Blue Marble Review, and The Heritage Review. She is an alumna of the Sewanee Young Writers Conference (‘19) and the Iowa Young Writers Studio (‘20), as well as a finalist in the Pulitzer Center Poetry Contest. She enjoys persimmons and soup (not together).
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corine huang
poetry editor
Corine Huang is a high school junior from Hong Kong. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and is in or forthcoming from Rust + Moth, Eunoia Review, Rising Phoenix Review, and others. She enjoys most vegetables, but she has a specific love for cabbages. She hopes that you’re having a wonderful day!
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janet (jay) li
hybrid editor, prose reader
Janet (Jay) Li is a student from Ohio who loves creativity over all else. When not starting another work-in-progress at one in the morning, they enjoy playing with their bird, Ikea.
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amour maorie ellis
prose reader
Amour (with a heavy emphasis on her middle name) Maorie Ellis lives in New Jersey. She is a sophomore at Phillips Academy and is the Prose Editor for her school’s literary magazine, The Courant. Her work appears in The Aurora Review and she is a 2020 Adroit Journal Creative Nonfiction Mentee.
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ran zhao
poetry reader
Ran Zhao is a student from Hong Kong. Her work has been recognised by the Hong Kong Young Writers’ Awards and the Hong Kong Budding Poets Award. Outside of writing, she loves art and space, and her goal in life is to become a crazy cat lady.
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dana blatte
poetry reader
Dana Blatte is a student from Massachusetts. Her work is published or forthcoming in The Heritage Review, Eunoia Review, and The Incandescent Review, and she has been recognized by NaNoWriMo’s Young Writer’s Program and the Pulitzer Center, among others. An aspiring illustrator, author, and polyglot, she has a penchant for magical realism, oil paint, and Mandarin. And yes, she is a vegetarian who hates salad.
currently, there are no open positions on staff.