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Readers

Srishti Uppal is an eighteen-year-old poet and essayist from New Delhi, India. She is Editor-in-Chief of Teen Belle Magazine, and blog correspondent for The Brown Orient Literary Journal. Her work may be found in The Mystic Blue Review and Paper Trains Literary Journal. She is a mental health advocate for Fortis Healthcare. You can read her work here

Ada Pelonia is the Head Reader for Marías at Sampaguitas. She is a writer from the Philippines, and she enjoys writing poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in Porridge Magazine, 101 Words, Germ Magazine, and elsewhere. Some of her works can be seen at adapelonia.weebly.com or on Twitter @_adawrites.

Nisarga Sinha is a 19 years old amateur Indian poet. Her poems have appeared in Marías at Sampaguitas, Teen Belle Magazine, Headcanon Magazine, Crêpe & Penn. She's pursuing Major in English Literature. She writes because thoughts can be suffocating and little things intrigue her. When she's not writing, she's reading fanfictions or pretending to sleep when she clearly can't. You can find her on twitter and instagram as @nisarga_sinha

Anushka Bidani is an 18 year old poet & essayist from India. She adores the rain, blue skies, open mic events, the human anatomy, & art in all its distinct magnificent shapes. She’s the Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director at Headcanon Magazine, & serves as a general reader for Three Crows Magazine. Currently, she writes monthly articles for Teen Belle Magazine on young women’s menstrual, sexual, and reproductive health. Her work has appeared / is forthcoming in Royal Rose Magazine, Esthesia Magazine, & Nightingale & Sparrow; among others. She’s an art student at Ashoka University. She writes at https://anushkabidanix.wordpress.com. You can contact her at bidanianushka@gmail.com.

C. Cimmone is a reader for Marias at Sampaguitas. She also serves as Editor-at-Large of Trampset and a contributor for Arouse. Her narrative prose has been published in a menagerie of literary journals. Her chapbook, When I Was Alive, is available on Amazon. When Cimmone grows up, she wants to be a reclusive writer who only ventures out on Thursday nights to stand-up comedy in the city. She is alive and well on Twitter @diefunnier

Prithiva Sharma is a twenty year old student from India (going on 21 now!). Her hobbies are - procrastinating, whining about how she is not ready for adulthood, and yelling at people who think ‘moderate’ is a political leaning. She lives on Tumblr, and has argued with more than one person on how fanfiction is a legitimate literary genre (she reads everything, but fanfictions resonate with her). She writes to exorcize herself, and to help someone, anyone, possibly even one person in the whole realm to reach their catharsis. You can find her work on Instagram @prithiwaah, her love for Chris Evans on Twitter @prithiwaah, and everything fandom on Tumblr @givemeanythingnow. Whatever you do, don’t Google her.

Alex Andy Phuong is a General Reader for Marías at Sampaguitas. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University—Los Angeles in 2015. He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes about literature, film, and culture. He has written film reviews for more than one hundred motion pictures for MovieBoozer, and is a regular contributor to Mindfray. His writing has appeared in The Bookends Review and The Society of Classical Poets. He now writes with the sincerest hope to inspire readers, and he fully supports those who dare to pursue their dreams.

Lynne Cattafi is a Poetry Reader for Marías at Sampaguitas. She teaches English at a private school in New Jersey. When she's not teaching her students to love writing poetry and reading books, she enjoys drinking coffee, buillding Lego cities from scratch with her children, walking her beagle, and reading historical fiction and mysteries. Her poetry has appeared in Elephants Never, Marías at Sampaguitas, The Wellington Street Review, and Vita Brevis. She can be found on Twitter @lynnecatt.

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