Cloë Di Flumeri, Founding Co-Editor
Cloë is a fourth year student at Widener University majoring in English, Political Science, and International Relations. They are Co-Editor in Chief and Co-Founder of The Q&A. In 2022, Cloë won the Lowe Prize for their poem, “a pill, a pearl.” When she’s not writing or working on one of several research projects, Cloë can be found staring blankly into space, making craft jewelry, playing stardew valley, or cooking.
Christina Giska, Founding Co-Editor
Christina is the co-founder of Q&A Zine, and a mechanical engineering major with a creative writing minor at Widener University. She has been published in Widener Ink and Outrageous Fortune. She also won the 2022 Mervin R. Lowe Creative Writing Prize for Fiction.
She has known about her sexuality since middle school and is incredibly thankful for all the people working behind the scenes on this zine and the people supporting it.
Emilee Araujo, Copy Editor: Prose
Emilee Araujo is a queer, first generation Mexican American writer who resides in Round Rock, TX. She holds a BA in English with a film concentration, and currently attends the University of Texas at El Paso pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. You can catch her at your local library shelving books or follow her on Instagram @pan.dullce.
Rebecca Stevens, Copy Editor: Poetry
Rebecca Stevens (she/her) is a recent graduate of Haverford College with a major in Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing.
She was raised in Kaua’i and is currently working back home as a veterinary technician. Rebecca is a poet who enjoys writing about community, family, love, and loss. Her work has been published in Mawth Magazine.
She appreciates all forms of creative writing and is especially excited to read poetry written by queer folks. Her favorite authors at the moment are Ross Gay, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Natalie Diaz, and Anne Carson. In her spare time, she dreams of fresh fruit, home-baked bread, and the queer future resting just over the horizon.
Sarah Chapman, Art Director
Hi! My name is Sarah Chapman (she/her) and I am a Creative Writing Major at Bryn Mawr College. I love to write poetry and short stories, draw, play music, and I am on the field hockey team. I am currently studying creative writing at Bryn Mawr.
I was drawn into this zine because I felt it would serve as a wonderful platform for queer students who were in need of a safe space to express themselves through their writing and art. I am so happy to say that in the past year I have become a lot more comfortable with writing and drawing while including aspects of my own sexuality, and that is exactly what I want this magazine to do for others: be a place where you can be unapologetically yourself through artistic expression. Everyone deserves to have a voice. I am so proud to be on this team, nd I can’t wait to take a look at all of your pieces!
Alex Strickland, Social Media Manager
Alex Strickland (they/them) is an English major with a focus in Creative Writing at Rosemont College and loves writing short horror stories as well as screenplays in their free time. They’re super excited to help out with this zine and meet fellow queer writers and artists through this safe space. Their favorite song at the moment is a tie between “Nellie” by Dr. Dog and “Barracuda” by John Cale.
Eleanor Ball, Reader
Eleanor Ball (she/her) is a writer from Des Moines, Iowa. She studies Public Health and English at The George Washington University, where she’s currently conducting research on The Lais of Marie de France. When she’s not knee-deep in Medieval poetry, she enjoys doing technical theatre and playing Dungeons & Dragons. Her work has been featured in Stone of Madness and is forthcoming in the winnow, and she also edits at Renaissance Review.
Italo Ferrante, Reader
Italo Ferrante (he/him) earned a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. He is currently undertaking an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. To date, his work has been selected for publication by Train River, Nymphs & Thugs, Dreich, Flash Journal, Reinvention, Poetry Salzburg, Cardiff Review, Impossible Archetype, and Orchard Lea Press.
Chavala Ymker, reader
Chavala Ymker (they/them) is a queer storyteller living in the Midwest. They work in communications and development in nonprofit spaces. When not writing, they run a queer writing group, record queer oral histories and pursue other hobbies including theatre and keeping up with the latest films.