mission statement

Indigo, to us, means softness – despite everything. It's coming home after a long day to a cup of tea that is warm as touch; reading a poem on the train as the rain grieves against the glass, a distant sadness that doesn't have to be yours; or an evening spent with loved ones, their hands falling against your shoulders like cardigans, guarding against tomorrow. It's a promise that this tenderness is not a moment but a place we return to.

We believe in the power of the written word, that it has multiple forms which can channel comfort to anyone needing it. We trust in the sharing and promotion of literature, and that any ordinary pen can be truly musical. We’ve published four issues of our literary magazine, and have a blog where we interview writers. What are you waiting for? Show us your hauntings, your joys. Or – read work we have featured. We hope that you love it as much as we do.

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editor-in-chief | they/she | india

Dhwanee Goyal is seventeen and getting through life one donut at a time. Their work appears or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Foglifter Journal, and Plum Recruit Mag, amongst others. You can find them on Twitter @pparallell, and their micro-chapbook "Kasauli Daydreams" is out with Ghost City Press.

executive editor | she/her | hong kong

Jessica Tsang is an undergraduate student at UCL. Her work is featured or forthcoming in Full House Literary, The Jupiter Review, The Blue Marble Review and more. She is also a Best Of The Net 2021 nominee. You can find the more interesting side of her on Twitter @JessicaTsa_g.

poetry editor | she/her | united states

Jasmine Kapadia is a JUST POETRY!!! topical winner whose poetry has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Her work published or forthcoming in Superfroot Mag, the Eunoia Review, Malala's Fund Assembly, Kissing Dynamite, All Guts No Glory, and elsewhere. When not writing, she can be found stanning Beyoncé or (re)binge-watching RuPaul's Drag Race. Find her on Instagram @jazzymoons.

poetry editor | she/her | united states


Mia Golden is a teen poet from California with a plant obsession (she has five, and more on the way!) and too many movie quotes floating around in her head. She is published or forthcoming in perhappened mag, all guts no glory, Pollux Journal, Eunoia Review, and more! She hopes you have a wonderful day!

prose editor | she/they | united states

Ainsley Kennedy hails from the Midwestern United States and is an honorary nature spirit, and a passionate writer. She loves the taste of starlight and the sound of cicadas, and writes best under moonlight. Her hoard of writing notebooks grows by the week.

prose editor | she/they | canada

Grace Liang is a Chinese-Canadian writer based in Toronto. She likes watching 2D animation, wasting her time on AO3 and Twitter, and attempting (with no results so far) to find a fandom for novels written 1000 years ago.

poetry editor | he/him | united states

Daniel Liu is a Chinese-American writer and author of COMRADE (fifth wheel press 2022). His work appears in Diode Poetry Journal, Kissing Dynamite, National Poetry Quarterly, and elsewhere. His work has been recognized by YoungArts, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, and more. He founded and currently runs INKSOUNDS, an interdisciplinary arts gallery. Find him online @danielliu_1 or at daniel-liu-card.co.

prose editor | she/her | united states

Zoe Elisabeth is a poet from Washington, DC and a student at Sarah Lawrence College. She has previously been published in literary journals such as Kissing Dynamite, Caesura, Rust + Moth and Counterclock under the name Zoe Cunniffe. She is also the Associate Editor for Thrush Poetry Journal. Zoe can be found on Instagram at @makeshiftparadises

poetry editor | he/him | india

Ashish Kumar Singh is a queer poet from India and a post graduate student of English literature. Other than writing, he reads and sleeps extensively. Previously, his works have appeared -or are forthcoming- in Chestnut Review, Mason Jar Press, Blue Marble Review, Native Skin, Tab Journal and elsewhere. twitter: @Ashish_stJude

instagram: @ashish_the_reader

managing editor | she/her | singapore

Xin Yi Yap lives in the fast-paced city of Singapore, where she meets with an existential crisis every now and then. On slower days, she writes circles around her sentiments and lets versions of herself flit among friends. She loves every shade of blue, and you can find her moseying along at daybreak and the universe, blogging about poetry, photography, and life. Her short story Minkuso Magic was published in the All in! Snackable Fiction Anthology 2017, and her flash fiction piece Walk-talking in Write the World’s Literary Journal 2017.

web designer | she/her | united states

Ai Li Feng is a young writer with work in Waxwing Mag.

poetry editor | she/they | united states

Nora Conrad is an eighteen year-old student from Ohio who spends too much time thinking about Celtic druids, chemistry, and neoclassical art. Their spare time is spent petting dogs, irritating family and friends with duolingo russian, and unsticking keyboard keys.

poetry editor | she/her | united states

Sunny Vuong is a Vietnamese-American writer and an alumna of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program. Her recent works are featured or forthcoming in Diode Poetry Journal, Strange Horizons, Half Mystic Journal, and Kissing Dynamite, among others. Sunny adores the Oxford comma, irony, and a missed opportunity. In her free time, she is an avid soccer player, zombie film connoisseur, and fashion enthusiast. Connect with her on twitter @sunnyvwrites or instagram @thesunnyvuong.

prose editor | she/her | indonesia

Joey Isjwara is a Chinese-Indonesian writer who will always be more of a dog person than a cat person. She enjoys her morning rain with a gallon of escapism and a dash of daydreams. Her work is published in The Hearth, Hecate Magazine, Kissing Dynamite, and in other nooks and crannies across the web.

poetry editor | she/her | singapore

Natasha Lim is a psychology student from Singapore who writes poetry and prose. Her work is forthcoming or published in the Blue Marble Review, the Eunoia Review, and the Galliard International Review, among others. In her spare time, she enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee and reading books that make her cry.

poetry editor | she/her | united states

Meily Tran is a college freshman from Southern California. Most of her works are first drafted at 1 AM and are inspired by her tragic sapphic love life, sporadic identity crises, and beloved pet chihuahua. Twice a week or so, she rambles on twitter @tran_scendence.

prose editor | she/her | united states

Thanisha Chowdhury is from Northern Virginia. She is a co-founder and EIC of Paper Crane Journal. Thanisha is allergic to penicillin.

poetry editor | she/her | united states

Laura Ma is a writer based in California. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Offing, Parentheses Journal, Claw & Blossom, Kissing Dynamite, among other places. She loves light, wings, and all things that fly. Over the weekend, you can find her listening to anime soundtracks and wishing that it would rain. Find her on Twitter @goldenhr3.

poetry editor | they/them | united states

Jaiden Thompson is a young, Black American poet. They have work published in Diode Poetry, perhappened, Lumiere Review, and COUNTERCLOCK, among others. They have received three Best of the Net nominations and a Best Microfiction nomination. Learn more about their writing here: jaidenthompson.weebly.com

EDITORS EMERITUS:

Jood AlThukair, Lyra Burnholdt-Collins, Ayla Deacon, Lara E., Riley Ferver, Anoushka Kumar, Asenath Rose, Afrah Skekh, Vivian Zhi