Lindsay Young, Editor-in-Chief

Lin Young is a PhD Candidate in the English Department at Queen’s University. Her current research interests involve mourning culture and monsters in Victorian literature. Her comics and short fiction have been published by Hiveworks Comics, Slipshine Studio, Jessamine Press, Fortuna Media, and Mischief Corner Books, and her first novella is forthcoming from Less Than Three Press. Her work has also been featured in anthologies such as Valor 2, and more work is forthcoming from Valor 3 and Planetside.

Emily Leach, Editor-in-Chief

Emily Leach is in the fourth year of her PhD in the English program at Queen’s. She did her BA and MA in English at Western, and also has a previous degree from Laurier in Religion and Culture. She has always loved reading and writing, and her favourite book series of all time is the Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier.


Julia Chan, Editor

Julia Chan is a 2nd-year PhD student in Cultural Studies. She is also a writer, editor, creative consultant, and arts administrator with over ten years’ experience in the arts and not-for-profit communities. Her fiction has appeared internationally in Joyland, subTerrain, The Rusty Toque, LitroNY, and others.

Nevena Martinović, Editor

Nevena Martinović is a PhD candidate in the English Department. She studies long eighteenth-century theatre and the representations of aging actresses. In her “spare time” she dabbles in plays, poetry and puns.

Susan Olding, Editor

Susan Olding is the author of Pathologies: A Life in Essays, selected by 49th Shelf and as one of 100 Canadian books to read in a lifetime. Her writing has won a National Magazine Award, an Edna Staebler Award, and other honours. She’s currently a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s.

Nikolai Rodrigues, Editor

Nikolai Rodrigues is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Queen’s University. His research focuses on borders and borderlands in contemporary literature, and particularly on the relationships between monsters, race, and violence in fantasy literature, science fiction, and horror. In his free time he tries (and fails) to get a good night’s sleep, and instead often finds himself thinking of that one time that he was robbed by a raccoon.

Jenny Sullivan, Editor

Jenny Sullivan is a Master’s student in English Literature at Queen’s University. In addition to this, she writes novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, some of which you can find on her website at Her reading interests include Romantic poetry and Russian novels, but she also loves singing, listening to classical music, running and watching hockey!

Jesyka Traynor, Editor

Jesyka Traynor is an MA candidate in the English Department at Queen’s University. Her main areas of interest include contemporary American literature, specifically looking at the works of John Steinbeck, along with feminist writing and children’s literature. Jesyka is currently doing research on John Irving and Joan Didion. In her spare time, Jesyka enjoys consuming every true crime documentary she can get her hands on, while simultaneously stress eating cookies.