We’ve viewed all submissions, but we haven’t made decisions for all of them. Don’t worry if you haven’t been notified yet! Some acceptances have been sent out, some rejections, etc. The timing of your notification doesn’t mean anything, and all submitters will be notified.
— Amanda (Poetry Editor)
We’re predicting mid-June. :]
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Thank you to everyone who submitted their work! We’ll be notifying those accepted into the first issue in a few weeks. Our first issue is set to be published in early June. Thanks again!
In only two weeks, we received over 200 applications from all over the world, from Italy, to Chile, to Singapore, to Australia. There were many extraordinary applicants, and choosing my team was incredibly difficult. Without further adieu, here is the staff of Winter Tangerine Review!
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Yasmin Belkhyr has never had to write a biography before. She was born in Morocco but currently lives and studies in Queens, New York. She very much likes dollar pizza, reading poetry and sleeping. Her writing has been recognized by various organizations, such as the YoungArts Foundation, the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Princeton University, and the Norman Mailer Center. She wants to end this with something clever but doesn’t know how, so she will end it by saying good-bye. Good-bye.
Amanda Silberling lives. Amanda Silberling wishes that she could leave her blurb at just that one sentence, but unfortunately, she isn’t ballsy enough. After attending The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop last July, Amanda found herself caught in the whirlwind that is the literary world, joining the staff of Polyphony HS, a national high school literary magazine, the day her plane landed home. Since then, she has won a National Gold Medal in Poetry from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and a commendation for The Poetry Society’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year award, among other prizes. Most recently, she has been published in the Los Angeles Times. Amanda is sixteen years old and resides in South Florida. But most importantly, she lives.
Kristen Brida is a sophomore Creative Writing major at Susquehanna University. She has previously had her poems published in Catfish Creek, Pressboard Press, The Blue Lake Review and RiverCraft. When she is not editing for The Winter Tangerine Review, she also serves as the Poetry Editor for The Susquehanna Review. When she is not editing or writing poetry, she can be found riding her bike through the city or snapping pictures of abandoned places.
Shinji Moon lives in Manhattan and studies English, Journalism, and Creative Writing at NYU. She is easily won over by beautiful words and good sandwiches, and has recently published a collection of poems, The Anatomy of Being. If you’d like, she’d gladly make you breakfast at any hour of the day — as long as you bring your own bacon.
Complete list of Poetry Staff
Vanessa Willoughby is currently an Acquisitions Assistant at Tantor Media. She graduated from Emerson College in 2009 and received her MFA from The New School in 2011. She’s penned essays and articles for publications such as The Huffington Post, xoJane, NewPages.com, Isis Magazine, and The Nervous Breakdown. She has an obsession with Tumblr, Old Hollywood, Fiona Apple, coffee, Oh No They Didn’t, and maxing out her credit card. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s either binging on movies or running off to New York City in order to escape the boredom of her painfully boring hometown.
Midhat Zaman has grown to appreciate the narcolepsy, a result of full-time undergrad studies. And the irony of wanderlust is a welcomed companion. 23 is not too old to reach pathetically across borders for the right word. And an impending Masters degree does not take the walls down. But she built her own stepping stool on trains through the old continent. From Prague to Saas Fee and the second floor of a book shop. And homebound. A Montreal girl to the bone. She says poets are the next rock stars. Ya’ll are going to prove her right.
Complete list of Prose Staff
Theresia Zimmermann lives in Germany commuting between her home town and the city where she studies Educational Sciences. After taking two years of advanced art classes she continued creating art and illustrating stories. She passionately collects illustrated children’s books and dreams of publishing her own book one day. Influenced by her family that consists mostly of chemists she enjoys scientific mysteries as well as nature documentary films. She loves pineapple cake.
Melissa Arellano grew up wandering through the shady mountain trails and breezy ocean shores of the West Coast. She began accumulating personal coloring books and sketchbooks at an early age thanks to her painterly grandmother. To this day she floods her sketchbooks with the ramblings, drawings and dreams of an adventurous old soul in search of new wisdom. In 2012 she graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and a minor in Anthropology. Her selected studies mirrored her admiration for the subtle differences between the familiar and the strange. She currently works at a private art gallery in Southern California and continues to maneuver her personal art practice through the imaginative realms in which she visits frequently.
Jennifer Huang is a future dog hoarder. She currently studies Fine Arts and Anthropology at Carnegie Mellon University, but in all honesty, she has no idea what she wants to do (maybe a creative writing minor? who knows). In her art, she likes to explore the way the past relates to the present as well as how people interact with each other. In the past, she has worked with magazines such as Pulp literary magazine and Breakdown Music Press. Besides dogs, she enjoys good jokes, television, cloudy weather, and bacon.