Our Staff

 
 
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Eleanor Leonne Bennett

Senior Art Editor

Eleanor is an internationally award winning artist of almost fifty awards. She was the CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of The Year in 2013. Eleanor's photography has been published in British Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Her work has been displayed around the world consistently for six years since the age of thirteen. In 2015, she created the anthology cover for the Austin International Poetry Festival.

 
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Riley Grace Borden

Junior Writing Editor & Staff Writer

Riley Grace Borden, a high school senior, is an avid reader, runner, writer, editor, and blogger from a small island in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys the ambiguity of cross-genre writing, and her published work can be found in the Eunoia Review, Five-2-One Magazine, Blue Marble Review, and others. She has not outgrown her tendency of hiding her books-in-progress under her bed pillow.

 
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Marieta Caballero

Staff Writer

Marieta is a film director, writer, and producer who was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, but throughout her life, has also lived in California, New Jersey, and Barcelona. For the past 6 years, she’s been exploring the world of filmmaking, living experiences which inspire her to write what you can read in her articles. She is currently based in Madrid working in her own production company (www.talkoofilms.com)

 
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Troy Cabida

Senior Writing Editor

Troy Cabida (b. 1995) is a Filipino poet, editor and producer from south west London. An alumnus of the Barbican Young Poets (2016-2018), his poems have appeared on BukambibigCha: An Asian Literary JournalVoice & Verse and Rambutan. He is an editor for Siblíní Journal. His producing credits include London open mic night Poetry and Shaah and his debut headline show Overture: An Evening with Troy Cabida

 

Rachel Dean

Staff Writer

Rachel Dean is a graduate student pursuing an MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing at Adelphi University. In the spare time between school and work, you might find her surrounded by a pile of books, madly underlining and footnoting her current read. She was never an English major, but she certainly feels like one. More of her (very confessional) writing can be found at racheldwriting.wordpress.com

 
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Addie Eliades

Senior Writing Editor & Staff Writer

Addie is a graduate of the University of Virginia (UVA) and recipient of the 2017 Rachel St. Paul Poetry Prize. She will be a Fulbright Student Fellow teaching English and leading a creative writing workshop in Brazil. Her writing has appeared in a few publications, listed on missbittersweetwallflowerpageant.wordpress.com

 
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Julian garcia

Junior Art Editor & Staff Writer

Julian is a filmmaker and freelance videographer/editor for movingjournalsmedia.com. When not filming, he is finding inspiration in cracked sidewalks, dirty windows, and moving trains. Most waking thoughts are dedicated to movies (more out of necessity than choice) and drinking a good cuppa tea; other interests include hip-hop, philosophy, reading, and jokes. Find his latest film here and his favorite movies here.

 
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Briana gonzalez

Junior Writing Editor

Briana is an undergraduate attending Texas State University. She’s currently studying English and Psychology with a Teacher’s Certification for grades 7-12. Her work has appeared in Aberration Labyrinth, and as she continues to strengthen her voice, she hopes to make her writing more well known. When she’s not working or tackling academic priorities, she can be found reading Stephen King novels, volunteering, or binge-watching thrillers on Netflix.

 
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Grace Jicha

Junior Art Editor

Grace is a sophomore at Southeastern University majoring in Journalism and minoring in Graphic Design and Visual Art. She works as a managing editor for Odyssey, Media Relations Assistant for Southeastern University and section editor for the SEU times as well as freelances doing photography and graphic design. 

 
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Ashlyn Lackey

Senior Writing Editor

Ashlyn has been recognized by the New Jersey Live Poets Society and Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She also won the Owen Smith Poetry Prize as a high school senior. During her time as editor of her high school's literary journal, the magazine was recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English. She now attends Princeton University. 

 
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Jeffrey liao

Junior Writing Editor

Jeffrey is a junior at Livingston High School. His work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, and he is a 2018 New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate. In addition, he has been published in Teen Ink, Oddball Magazine, Thistle Magazine, and The Rising Phoenix Review. When not writing, you can find him taking long naps, eating copious amounts of Nutella, or annoying his twin brother.

 
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Alli Lindquist

Staff Writer

Alli is a Colorado native finishing her senior year at Hope College with a major in Neuroscience and minors in English: writing and studio art.  With a burgeoning passion for all things interdisciplinary, she hopes to study connections between culture and the brain.  She is also a self-proclaimed pun enthusiast.

 
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Sarah Nachimson

Junior Writing Editor

Sarah Nachimson is a sophomore from Los Angeles, California. Her journalism, poetry and creative prose have won numerous national and international accolades and when not editing for Sibline Journal or Polyphony H.S she loves watching Netflix, doodling in her sketching, and debating.

 

 
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Hannah Nahar

Senior Writing Editor

Hannah is a writer and undergraduate in Boston, where she reads and thinks a lot and tries not to worry too much. Her fiction is published or forthcoming in several places, including Palooka and Sixpenny. Along with editing Siblíní, she reads prose for Transcendence Magazine. She loves coffee shops always and people sometimes. If you smile at her unexpectedly, she will overanalyze it. Still, please do.

 
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Nandita Naik

Junior Writing Editor

Nandita is a sophomore at Proof School in San Francisco. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Canvas Literary Journal and Polyphony HS. She enjoys writing, programming, and various British reality shows.

 
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Josephine ness

Junior Writing Editor

Josephine is a proud native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She loves traveling to other cities as well as exploring her own. When she is not writing or editing, she spends her time volunteering in her community, playing sports, listening to podcasts, and drinking coffee.

 
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Claire Oleson

Senior Writing Editor & Staff Writer

Claire Oleson is graduating from Kenyon College in 2019 with a BA in English and creative writing. She is a contest intern at the Kenyon Review. Claire harbors great affection for the midwest and most cats. Her work has been published by Bridge Eight, The 3288 Review, and The Limestone Journal, among others.

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Anthony Papetti

Staff Writer

Anthony Papetti is a graduate of Monmouth University with a degree in Communications and Film Studies. He has created and hosted several entertainment radio shows for WMCX in Monmouth County NJ. He is a film fanatic and has worked on several television shows produced by The History Channel and I.D Discovery channel. He hopes to continue his career as a screenwriter and film critic.

 
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Anishi Patel

Junior Writing Editor

Anishi Patel is a 17-year-old Bay Area high school student who loves taking long drives with Herbie, her orange Jeep Wrangler, and drinking macchiatos, the Peet's Coffee kind.

 
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Varun Ramaprasad

Junior Writing Editor

Varun is a physicist at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata. He is also managing ‘Muse’, IISER’s literary magazine. Varun can speak upto five Indian languages along with English and he is passionate about studying linguistics as a hobby. He is also passionate about photography and has travelled to seven countries in Europe and Asia practicing and developing his skills as an amateur photographer.   

 
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Leighton Seer

Staff Writer

Leighton was raised in Texas by her Welsh father. She holds a BSci in Radio-TV-Film and an MA in Animation. She is currently studying for an MFA in Creative Writing. She moved to England in 2013, became a dual citizen, and has been searching for a decent margarita ever since. Her future plans include being the neighbourhood witch and taking up beekeeping. She is currently working on her first novel.

 
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Arushi Sethi

Junior Writing Editor

Arushi is a 19 year-old law student. She is juggling a number of legal, writing and research internships and reading as well as writing as much as she can. She also likes to indulge herself in occasional movie marathons and is a Junior Editor at a fast-growing journal, i.e. Siblíni Journal. 

 
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Amika Sethia

Junior Writing Editor

Amika Sethia is a high school student from India. Along with editing for Siblini, she reads for Polyphony H.S and Brown Orient. Her work has been previously published in Delhi Poetry Slam, The Eunoia Review, L’Éphémère Review, and others. When she isn’t writing or editing, you can find her in the depths of a mystical book, or dreaming too much.    

 
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Tanya Singh

Junior Writing Editor & Staff Writer

Tanya is 17 years old and lives in India. They are the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Cerurove. Their work has appeared, or is forthcoming in Literary Orphans, Polyphony H.S, The Icarus Anthology, 82 Star Review, Visceral Uterus, and elsewhere.

 
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Lizzy Sobiesk

Senior Writing Editor & Staff Writer

Lizzy Sobiesk is a writer, hyaluronic acid fanatic, and undergraduate student at Bryn Mawr College. When she's not writing, she's either reading the latest of YA books or playing Sims. She has been previously published (under the name Bertille Sobiesk) in Siblíní Journal, Dead Ink, HAG Collective, and Miracle Magazine.

 
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charika Swanepoel

Junior Writing Editor

Charika Swanepoel is a poet and scholar. She is currently pursuing her MA. in English Poetry at the North-West University, South Africa. Some of her poems have appeared in L'Éphémère ReviewGlass PoetryNew ContrastPrufrockLiterator, etc. Charika founded and edits Laurel Magazine (laurelmagazine.co.za) and reads for Frontier Poetry. Twitter @CharikaSW Instagram @charikaswanepoel

 
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Channler Twyman

Staff Writer

Channler is a writer hailing from southern Georgia who works to inspire and uplift folks of marginalized identities. His interests include any and everything nerdy. He hopes his words will mean something to someone someday.

 
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Ariana Valencia

Junior Art Editor

Ariana Valencia is a portrait photographer based in Arizona. She is currently a senior in high school where she is Chief Editor of the school yearbook. She works on many projects during the year including sports photography, event photography, and second shooting for an online store. You can see some work at arivalencia.wixsite.com/photos