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Our Team


Celina Tran
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Celina (She/her) is a Vietnamese-Norwegian multimedia journalist, editor and writer based in the Dublin. Alongside running Erato and being a freelance journalist, she can often be found reading, collecting vinyls, or starting another piece of writing that will likely end up in her box of unfinished manuscripts. After working for different media houses in the UK and Norway, she founded Erato Magazine to promote new and established writers and artists. Erato seeks to make the art and culture scene more accessible


James Taylor 
Executive Poetry Editor
James Taylor (he/they) is a writer, editor and researcher from Scotland. As well as working with the lovely folk at Erato, he edits for Jourls Press and is a writer and researcher for The Journal of Intersectional Social Justice. He can usually be found walking in the countryside, listening to Jessica Pratt and reading multiple books at once, none of which he will find the time to finish. 

Executive Prose Editor
Emily Smyth
Emily Smyth is the prose editor at Erato Magazine. Along with the other heads of editorial, she is a key person when it comes to reading, shortlisting, editing, and creating Erato's literary issues. 


Tiffani Ngo Le 
Marketing and Editorial Assistant
Tiffani (She/her) is Creative Marketing student based in Oslo, Norway. Along with helping ensure that everything runs smoothly, she's responsible for Erato's social media, aesthetic, and occasionally its photography.  Other than marketing and studying, you'll find her creating Pinterest boards (for absolutely everything) or dog-sitting. 


Ana Bogdanova 
Editor & Contributing Writer
Ana Bogdanova is the Online Editor at Erato Magazine, as well as being a contributing writer.


Willow Kang Liew Bei 
Online Editor & Contributing Writer
Willow is a writer from Singapore. She can be found reading thick history textbooks, aimlessly writing poems, and solving frustrating math problems in a futile attempt to conquer boredom. Just make sure that her coffee bowl stays full.

Snehil 'Maazak' Srivastava
In-House Photographer
Snehil Srivastava is a photographer and content creator from India. Along with being one of Erato Magazine's in-house  photographers, he documents his life on YouTube (MaazakThaKya). 

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Yvonne Kusiima
In-House Writer

Yvonne Kusiima is a Ugandan writer with a degree in Social Sciences from Kyambogo
University. Her work has been published in African Writer Magazine, Kalahari Review, Brittle
Paper, Isele Magazine, Erato Magazine and elsewhere.

She is interested in the complexity of humans and the power of words in the creation of better
ways of life in societies. Her work has been shortlisted for the 2023 Isele short story prize and
the 2023 Caine Prize for African writing.

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Terry Trowbridge
In-House Writer

Terry Trowbridge is a Canadian living on Lake Ontario, a plum farmer, a sociolegal researcher, a book reviewer, and a Pushcart nominee. His poetry and essays have appeared in something like 100 different journals, zines, and chapbooks. His Erdős number is 5.

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Hannah Kindred
In-House Writer

Hannah Kindred (she/her) is a Welsh writer based in London. She writes poetry, art and music reviews, and is currently working on a novel. She can be found writing her stories in a local cafe, in exploring art galleries, or finding some new wild space in her city.

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Joseph Andress
In-House Writer

Here's mine! Joseph Andress is a writer from South Jersey. When he isn't waxing poetic about the faint glow of an autumn moon, he's probably watching a Star Wars movie or reading comic books. He can be found on the platform formerly known as Twitter at @J_Andress29.

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Rosemary Twomey
In-House Writer
Rosemary Twomey is a writer based out of Montreal, Canada. She fell in love with character writing and development during her time studying professional writing at the University of Toronto. She can often be found reading with a cup of tea in front of a sunny window.

Gokul KP
In-House Writer
Gokul KP is a Queer writer and aspiring journalist from Kerala, India. He holds an engineering degree and works as a Business Manager in Bangalore, India. His work, which spans fiction and non-fiction, has appeared on multiple websites and online publications, and has covered topics related to mental health, politics, mainstream media, pop culture, and gender & sexuality. He also tries to use the platforms available to him, including his Instagram account (@kpgokul), to spread awareness about climate change, LGBTQIA+ rights, feminism, etc. He is an ardent 'horror' fan and considers Stephen King a source of inspiration.

Nabgha Shahid
In-House Writer
Nabgha Shahid is currently an English Literature major at Kinnaird College for Women University (KCWU). She is an avid reader and her specific interests include reading Gothic Literature and curating narratives leave indelible imprints on one's soul in their own unique way. Despite her arduous and hectic university life, she aspires to work as an editorial/staff/op-ed writer one day and is grateful for the opportunity to work at Erato Magazine where inclusivity and diversity thrives!

Xiao Faria da Cunha
In-House Writer
Xiao Faria da Cunha is a practicing visual artist and an independent journalist covering what's happening in the Midwest belt. Her visual art practice includes mixed-media illustration on paper, printmaking, and mixed-media collage. Xiao has written for Urban Matter, BRIDGE Chicago, BELT Magazine, and The Pitch KC, and KCUR. She also runs an independent art critic column on Medium while contributing to a few publications there. She believes all her practices, art and writing alike, are essentially journalism practices to speak on behalf of those who haven't been heard and shed light on what hasn't been seen, whether it's emotional, cultural, or societal.

Amanda Nechesa
In-House Writer

Amanda Nechesa is a writer and poet from Nairobi, Kenya. She enjoys writing very much and she hopes she gets to do it for the rest of her life. Her writing achievements include - being published in magazines such as The Kalahari Review, Salamander Ink Magazine, WSA-K Magazine, and in the Qwani anthology, a collection of literature by young Kenyan writers.

When she’s not writing on a physical medium, you will find Amanda creating words and sentences inside her head

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Elizabeth B.J. 
In-House Writer

Elizabeth B J, is a twenty-something Mexican writer fresh out of college (UNAM), where she studied English Literature. She has published poetry, critical analysis, fiction, nonfiction and recently interviews and research pieces, all on different online media, both in English and Spanish. Also, is interested in the creation and analysis of audiovisual media, and just recently started to build a path on illustration. Look her up at @cazandocolibris in tw and ig.

Amanda O'Dell
In-House Writer
Amanda O'Dell is a writer based out of the wild woods of West Virginia. She's always loved the written word and is especially attached to her blog, RedPandaPaleo. It spreads the importance of kindness and having a positive outlook, reaches out to others with chronic illnesses and has evolved into a sharing of poetry. She's currently turning her blog into her first book. She spends most of her time advocating for whimsy, reading, working for a nonprofit and being a traveling homebody with her husband.

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Anwesha Dutta
In-House Writer

Anwesha Dutta (she/they) is a writer and researcher from Kolkata, India. She is interested in articulating the subtle gaps at the intersection of culture, literature and interpersonal relationships. To that end, they have a Substack where they attempt these very things, along with publishing her humiliatingly passionate notes on pop culture online. They are always on the hunt for the next book that will change their life!

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Callum Foulds
In-House Writer

Callum Foulds is a poet and recording artist based in Nottingham, England. They enjoy good food, scary movies and playing with their cat. They can often be found reading on the couch, or agonising over whatever creative venture they are currently embarking on.

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Peculiar Ibhawoh
In-House Writer

Peculiar Ibhawoh is a passionate storyteller who loves using words to convey real stories, even the uncomfortable ones. As a self-published author and ghostwriter, she explores the depths of human experiences, celebrating joys and exploring hardships. Currently, you can find her short stories on Medium and her guest contributions gracing the pages of Erato Magazine. When she is not crafting stories, you’ll most likely discover her engrossed in the pages of a book or indulging in much-needed sleep.

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Dominique Weldon
In-House Writer

Dominique Weldon is a Black biracial writer based in Indiana, IN. She is a first-generation college graduate of the University of Iowa and received her MFA in Fiction from Butler University. Her work appears in Lover’s Eye Press and DarkWinter Literary Magazine. Currently, she reads fiction for Split Lip Magazine and writes for Erato Magazine. Find her online at

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Chinonso Kenneth Onwurah
In-House Writer

Chinonso Kenneth Onwurah is a constructive journalist, development policy analyst, advocacy and communications consultant based in Abuja Nigeria. Chinonso has a Master’s degree in Political Economy and Development studies and has worked with several nonprofit and media organisations across Africa.


Devon Webb
In-House Writer

Devon Webb is a 25-year-old poet & writer based in Aotearoa. She writes full-time, exploring themes of femininity, vulnerability & neurodivergence. She shares her work online, through live performance, & has been widely published both locally & internationally, with genres including poetry, personal essays, reviews, interviews & Skyrim fan fiction. She is the two-time Wellington Slam Poetry Champion, has had three collections of poetry published & one upcoming, & is currently working on the final edits of her debut novel The Acid Mile. Her work can be found on Instagram, Twitter & TikTok at @devonwebbnz.  


A.L. Sarino
In-House Writer

A. L. Sarino is an emerging writer hailing from the Philippines. Aside from reading as a daily ritual, they take an interest in discussing prevailing social structures and injustices through literary film analysis. They study Creative Writing at the Philippine High School for the Arts and serve as a general editor at The Trailblazer Literary Magazine. 8Letters Publishing distributed their first book at the Manila International Book Fair in 2023. They can be found on Instagram at @a.l.sarino.

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Dea Fejzullahu
In-House Writer

Dea Fejzullahu is a writer and poet in Pristina, Kosovo. From a very early age writing seemed like the opportunity for her to express herself when nobody was there to offer their ears. Dea has a blog where she posts some of her writings and also has published a book of poems. She spends most of her time reading, writing and also learning about different cultures. 

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Tomas Maldonado
In-House Writer

Thomas Maldonado is a Mexican-American creative nonfiction writer and poet who teaches English for Academic Purposes, Intensive English and English Composition at his local community college and university in South Central Minnesota. He uniquely blends creative writing in his TESL courses while mentoring his multilingual students as they journal their writing experiences via poetry and creative nonfiction. When he’s not taking long walks through Kampala, he’s making snow angels in Mankato.

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Devanshi Panda
In-House Writer

Devanshi is an undergrad history student at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi with the memory of a goldfish ( the irony is not lost on her). She is the Editor-in-Chief of her college's magazine and her poetry has been published in many university magazines. Her words have also appeared in the Monograph Magazine and one of her essays is all set to be published in a food anthology by Nivaala and the Alipore Post. Devanshi is particularly interested in weaving tales on personal experiences, art, culture, and the confluence of fashion and history. She hopes to own a bookcase that will lead into a secret chamber one day.


Sarah Hajkowski 
In-House Writer

Sarah Hajkowski is a poet and playwright based in Western NC. In alignment with Erato, Sarah views literary arts as a cultural connective tissue, and believes in the power of the written word to change the world. In her downtime, Sarah can be found storytelling with fellow thespians, baking, and looking at cute animals online. Find out more at

Chao Shete
In-House Writer

Chao Shete is a writer from Nairobi, Kenya. She enjoys writing fiction, creative non-fiction essays and book reviews. When she is not writing, she spends most of her time getting lost between the pages of a good book.

Twitter: hope_shete

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P.S. Luitel
In-House Writer

P.S. Luitel is a writer from Nepal. She's loved stories and storytelling as a toddler, and dreamt of being a writer since she was 10 years old. She's currently a law student at Kathmandu School of Law. Also, she works at Debate Network Nepal as the equity director (one of the leading bodies of Debate in Nepal.) Her work has been published in an anthology "In 100 years" which is the first climate fiction of Nepal. Besides this, she's a filmmaker who's currently working on a short film for Nepal Film Festival. She's also working on her own fantasy series, and absolutely adores the craft of writing. You can find her socials filled with poetries based on how she experiences the ups and downs of her life. While, she does like writing from personal experience, she's always been keen about observing people, and writing their stories from a neutral standpoint like watching the life unfold in front of your eyes.

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Ananya Roy
In-House Writer

Ananya Roy is perpetually an anxiety-induced, silently-loud writer of contemporary, pop and grey-cell stirring intellectually riveting topics. A student of literature, independent scholar and virtual detective, majority of her time is occupied by summoning the dead, spooky and gory out of books and sites, that are further anatomically analysed to suit her lust for the uncanny and terrifying! Give her some dough and she will make you a Thing, since there’s always some Halloween waiting to be decoded and decrypted 'round the corner!

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Olanrewaju Oluwafemi Damzy
In-House Writer

Olanrewaju Oluwafemi Damzy is Yoruba. He is studying  Mass Communication at the University of Benin, Nigeria. Damzy has always been an avid reader and lover of literature, so it only became natural for him to write when he began to feel burdened by the many stories around him. Damzy is concerned about writing the experiences of Queer people who live in Nigeria and how they navigate their sexuality. He strives to write the stories that calls to him. He hopes to one day attend a creative writing workshop taught by chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. When he's not writing, he's either reading, talking about feminism or doing one of the numerous things he likes.

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