Meet The Editors
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Jonathan Truong (he/him) is a rising senior at Orange County School of the Arts in the Creative Writing Conservatory and a 2020 Adroit Journal Summer Mentee for fiction. Outside of creative writing, he is also a 200-hour certified vinyasa yoga instructor and master level reiki practitioner. His work as a yoga facilitator has cultivated his practice of self-study, which has in turn informed his perception when writing and reading.
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Katherine Wong (she/her) is a rising senior at Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) in the Creative Writing Conservatory. In addition to writing speculative fiction and poetry, Katherine enjoys playing the piano and uncovering scientific mysteries of the world. She is an avid Star Wars nerd and spontaneous explorer. In her free time, Katherine seeks to delve into the intersections between the arts and sciences through her community service organization, STEM THE ART.
Marie Bong (she/her) is a senior at Orange County School of the Arts in the Creative Writing Conservatory. When she is not writing speculative fiction, she is probably voraciously reading Neil Gamon over a cup of oolong tea. As a Korean-American, she is especially excited about promoting Hominum Journal as a way to explore inherited and intergenerational stories.
Melanie Huq (she/her) is a rising senior at Orange County School of the Arts in the Creative Writing Conservatory, and is delighted to be a part of the Hominum Journal team. Melanie enjoys writing speculative fiction, exploring the different ways to tell a story, and taking superpowers to their scientific extremes. Outside of creative writing, Melanie enjoys volunteering at her local library and in her community, learning more about the nature of the universe, and going on early-morning runs.
Jessica Kim (she/her) is a rising sophomore who edits for Polyphony Lit, is one of the Editor-in-Chiefs of her school's literary magazine, and EIC of The Lumiere Review. Her work has been recognized by the Pulitzer Center, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and PTA Reflections and appears or is forthcoming in The Eunoia Review, Rising Phoenix Press, and The Daphne Review amongst others. Besides writing, she spends time solving math problems with no solutions, watching Korean dramas, and eating cookies without chocolate chips. You can probably check her out at a library.
Divyasri Krishnan (she/her) is a writer and student from Massachusetts. Her work has been published in Rust + Moth, High Shelf Press, the Wild Roof Journal, and elsewhere. Her hobbies include running, playing badminton, and stress-baking.
Bianca Layog (she/her) is a rising senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Michigan State University, The Kenyon Review, and Princeton University. She is currently a Adroit Fiction Mentee, COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective Fellow, Stanford Daily intern, and a student at the Iowa Young Writers' Workshop. She is a Poetry Editor for Minute Magazine and was the Lead Nonfiction Editor for this year's issue of The Interlochen Review. Her work has appeared in Red Wheelbarrow and is forthcoming in Eunoia Review. She is from the Philippines and owns 17 winter hats.
Gaby Mikhail (she/her) is an Egyptian American screenwriter, essayist and Earl Grey tea connoisseur. She is the founder and Editor in Chief of She Persists, a blog focusing on issues of gender and sexuality, and the co-founder of Films for our Future, an all female writing, production and directing team working with the Dragon Kim Foundation to produce two films by and about young women.
Christina Miles (she/they) is a senior at Orange County School of the Arts in the Creative Writing Conservatory. Her work has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the National Youngarts Foundation. She has been published in Cold Mountain Review and the Los Angeles Press, and her poem "The Old Testament" was nominated for Best New Poetry of 2020 by LA Press founder Linda Ravenswood. She is a performance poet and is a part of the award-winning performance troupe GetLit Players. When she's not writing, she is spending her time researching sociolinguistics and looking up weird history facts. She is an editor for her school's annual literary magazine "Inkblot" as well as at ShePersists.net.
May Hathaway (she/her) attends Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Her work appears in Blue Marble Review, the Aurora Review, and One Sentence Poems and has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She is a 2020 Adroit Journal Summer Creative Nonfiction Mentee and enjoys doing crosswords in her free time.
Annie Cao is a high school writer from Colorado. She has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize, Ringling College, the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and Columbia College Chicago. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Hunger Mountain, and the Apprentice Writer.
Trenyce Tong (she/her) is a rising Senior at Orange County School of the Arts in the Visual Arts conservatory. Her art has been featured in Inkblot, Ink and Stitch, Bells and Roses, She Persists, and other publications. In her free time, she enjoys digital painting and design. You can find her art @melikeursmile on Instagram.