About Us

Co-Managing Editor

Athena Bucci is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, studying a major in English, and a double minor in Book & Media Studies and Creative Expression & Society. Her work has appeared in Catch the Whispers, an anthology published by the Young Writers of Canada in 2018, Mnerva Literary Journal, and The Mike. She loves reading and traveling, and hopes to one day become a published author.

Co-Managing Editor

Madeline Corradi is a English MA student at the University of Toronto, with an undergraduate background in English and Cinema Studies. Her work has been featured in Mnerva Literary Journal and on Hilarity for Charity’s website as a part of their Intergenerational Storytelling Contest. She is passionate about literature, on-screen media, and hopes to continue pursuing creative writing.

Social Media Manager

Esmé Sanders is a third year undergraduate student majoring in Book and Media Studies and Psychology. She hopes to one day work in the journalism industry. She loves writing slam poetry and realistic fiction. In her spare time, Esmé enjoys longboarding, drinking bubble tea, and taking her dog on long walks!

Associate Editor

Marissa Lee is a writer and editor studying English, Book and Media Studies, and Literature and Critical Theory at the University of Toronto. Her work has been featured in Counterpoint Music Magazine, Vent Over Tea, and The Varsity. She has also been a Copy Editor at The Varsity, and is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief at Acta Victoriana.

Associate Editor

Cristiana Da Costa is a second year undergraduate student studying English and Sociology. Her interests include psychological and modernist fiction, and micro-level sociology.

Associate Editor & Illustrator

Seavey van Walsum is a second year undergraduate student, at the University of Toronto, studying Environmental Ethics, Literature & Critical Theory, and French Studies. They like animation and design, and has worked with The Strand as the Staff Illustrator.