Founder & Editor-In-Chief
Jimin Lee is a high school writer from Seoul, South Korea. She has been recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, The Penn Review, Hollins University, and the Poetry Society. Her works appear in or are forthcoming from The Penn Review, Polyphony Lit, Watershed Review, Crashtest Magazine, The Daphne Review, and elsewhere. Jimin is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Ideate Review and an alumna of the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio and the Kenyon Review Young Writers’ Workshop.
Smriti Verma grew up in Delhi, India, where she studies English Literature at the University of Delhi. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in The Adroit Journal, Coldnoon, B O D Y, Cleaver Magazine, Word Riot, Open Road Review, Alexandria Quarterly, Yellow Chair Review, and The Four Quarters Magazine. She is the recipient of the 2015 Save The Earth Poetry Prize and enjoys working as a poetry editor for Inklette and poetry reader for Winter Tangerine. Her interests involve film, literature and creative writing.
Vivian Parkin DeRosa is a high school senior from the Jersey Shore. Her writing has been recognized by the YoungArts foundation and the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, and her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Poets Reading the News, the Louisville Review, and other publications. She blogs at vivianparkinderosa.com. When not working on her novels, she enjoys knitting and reality cooking competitions.
Esmé Kaplan-Kinsey is a 17 year old writer from Petaluma, California. She is the founder of her school's creative writing club and editor of the school literary magazine, and is a two-time slam poetry finalist at the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Final in San Francisco. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Teen Ink, Blue Marble Review and Amaryllis. When not writing, Esmé enjoys acting and making music.
Amanda Huang is a junior in New Jersey, where she is a senior editor of her school's literary magazine. Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and JustPoetry; her writing also appears in the Rising Phoenix Review, the Blue Marble Review, the Word magazine, and elsewhere. Aside from writing, she enjoys running and painting.