Maddie Thies (Managing Editor) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. She is currently a junior English major and concentrator in Race and Ethnic Studies at St. Olaf College. She writes book reviews for Literary Hub’s Book Marks, is an intern at Psychopomp Magazine, copyedits for the Manitou Messenger, and continues to try to get her hands in just about every literary project she can. Her work has appeared in Philosopher’s Stone Poetry and the Manitou Messenger.
Renata Erickson (Managing Editor) is an English major with concentrations in film and media at St. Olaf College and a YA novelist in her spare time. Aside from writing, Renata serves as public relations for the St. Olaf Supporting Special Needs Club, and returns to her hometown of Faribault to visit classes reading her first novel, Silver Scars, which she is illustrating in the style of the 1800’s French illustrationist Gustave Doré. She brings her interview skills gained from writing for the St. Olaf Marketing and Communications Department and literary eye to the journal to build and strengthen connections between literary communities.