Ariella Carmell is a first-year student at the University of Chicago. In the past, she has been named a Foyle Commended Poet of the Year and a recipient of National Scholastic Gold and Silver medals. A winner of the 2015 Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival, she had her one-act play staged at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. You can find her prose and poetry in Haverthorn, Cadaverine, Cleaver, Burningword, Sugared Water, and Vademecum, among other publications. She also serves as Prose Editor for the online literary magazine Textploit and Blog Contributor for The Adroit Journal.