Brielle Amick is a junior creative writing major and a digital marketing minor. She has always loved books and after four major changes in college, she has ended up here. She is particularly interested in understanding the publishing side of professional writing as she hopes to work in publishing one day. She is new to understanding the publishing world and the writing game, but has a few published short pieces in online journals such as The Red Ogre Review, Black Petals Fiction Magazine, and The Raven Review. In her free time, Brielle enjoys hrifting, reading of course, and spending time with her tabby cat, Monty.
Luke Anderson is a transfer student from St. Charles Community College and is majoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. He is a member of Sigma Tau Delta National Honor Society for English Studies. He started writing in high school and has written ever since, writing creative pieces in many of his classes throughout his college career. While he has not been published yet, it is only a matter of time before you will see his name somewhere in a literary journal with all the writing he has been doing recently! He is a huge fan of video games, as he plays them whenever he is not on the college grind or hanging out with his family. Luke is very grateful to be a part of the publishing process for the prized Arrow Rock Literary Journal here at Lindenwood University!
Adam Arnold is a freshman at Lindenwood University where he majors in English Literature with an Emphasis is Creative Writing. Adam has a love for both reading and writing dark fantasy. Some of his hobbies include: playing video games such as Dark Souls, playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends, watching anime with his brother, and working out at the gym. One day, Adam hopes to publish a series of fantasy novels.
Stella Bauer is a junior at Lindenwood University and is working towards a major in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in public relations. She plans on pursuing a career in the publishing industry. When not studying, Stella works at a Barnes & Noble Café where she spreads her love for reading and caffeine. Stella enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and cats, Baxter and Hazel. Stella can often be found reading fantasy and romance books, but will read just about anything. She also enjoys writing, knitting, watching Pride and Prejudice (2005) and dreaming the day away.
Hailing from the town of Washington, Missouri, Zane Bell is a senior majoring in History and English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. He spent much of his youth enjoying hunts with his father but has since grown quite weary of the elements. Now, he pursues indoor passions by playing Valorant, keeping up with geopolitics, and watching anime (mostly Attack on Titan). At some point, he hopes to publish a series of gritty sci-fi novels that he has been working on since November 2018. He has been published in the Arrow Rock Literary Journal thrice and served as one of its assistant editors once before this issue.
Gabby Buchholz is a creative writing major. When not reading and writing, she can be found learning French and Ukrainian. She has previously been published by The Daily Drunk, Fragmented Voices Magazine, Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine, and has a forthcoming publication from Carmina Magazine. She would like to thank her cat, Percy, for his continued support.
Cheyenne Burns is a junior at Lindenwood where she majors in English Literature and minors in Gender Studies. With this degree, Cheyenne is certified in recommending that everyone should read The Bell Jar at least once in their lives. In her free time, Cheyenne enjoys buying small knick-knacks from thrift stores, watching her plants sprout a new leaf, collecting cool rocks, and watching Dance Moms. She has been a life-long reader yet is new to the world of writing with aspirations of one day publishing a few pieces. After Lindenwood, Cheyenne would like to either continue her education by obtaining a Master’s Degree in English or slipping into the forest and becoming a fairy.
Sydney Clark is a junior at Lindenwood University. She is double majoring in Creative Writing and Music Performance on Bassoon. Sydney is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota – Kappa Nu Chapter, the woman’s music fraternity on campus. She is also a member of the Lion Pride Marching Band. A Young Adult reader and writer – she is working on an Alternate History Novel, along with a Supernatural Fiction Novel. She has had short stories published in “A Story in 100 Words”, “The World of Myth”, and “Backyard Earth”. She has had poetry published in “Gaia Lit”, “5-7-5 Haiku Journal”, and “Academy of the Heart and Mind”.
Katie Cope is a Senior English major with a Creative Writing emphasis. When not in school, she works as an English tutor. She often enjoys playing video games and hosting Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. She has been previously published by Flash Fiction Friday. She has four cats named Lucky, Sunny, Dallas, and Diana. She also has a pitbull named Khaleesi.
Allison Haycraft is a senior English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing at Lindenwood University. Since she was young, Allison applied her imagination to color the world, and it was in elementary school where she began to channel those daydreams into stories. Allison’s work features idiosyncrasies within the human condition, psycho-analyzing her characters’ conscious awareness and function in their worlds. Readers can expect to find themes of mental health, escapism, identity, humor, and truth within Allison’s short and flash fiction, creative essays, and poetry. Outside of writing in her free time, Allison enjoys exploring Spotify, hiking in dense forests, reading in the sunlight, and enjoying a cup of peppermint tea while watching an adult cartoon or a TED Talk.
Nicholas Mana is a junior at Lindenwood University that is majoring in English with a creative writing emphasis. Nick enjoys all types of writing and he can often be found reading fictional stories usually in the genre of fantasy, science fiction, action, and when he is feeling crazy a little romance. Don’t worry nonfiction writers! Nick enjoys reading that too. In fact, one of his favorite books is Band of Brothers by Steven E. Ambrose. Nick has only been published once in his writing career to a website dedicated to Haiku Poetry called 5-7-5 Haiku Journal. Though he knows this is a fairly small accomplishment, he holds this with great pride and hopes to get more pieces out there to be published in the future. Keep in mind Nick is a giant nerd and is always on the lookout for the next awesome world to explore and think about!
Maximilian Meyer can often be found with a set of dice and a crazed look on his face talking about schemes for dungeons and dragons. He enjoys the time he spends with his family in rural Missouri making them watch the newest star wars tv series or cooking fancy dinners for them. Of course, this is after he is done reading for school, proofreading his own work, and hunched over a computer screen at e-sports practice. He plans to graduate from Lindenwood with a degree in English and an emphasis in creative writing looking to get into video game development.
Ethan Plate is a freshman at Lindenwood studying Creative Writing and Philosophy/Religion. He works as a tutor in the writing center, and when he gets some free time, he likes to spend it listening to music and writing poetry. He likes to play music when he can but is frankly not that motivated on that front. Ethan has liked poetry since his childhood and has been writing it devotedly for the past few years. The poetry he writes is usually religious-themed with a lot of apocalyptic imagery. He has never been published but looks forward to seeing where writing takes him.
Fernanda Poblete González
Fernanda Poblete González is a senior English Literature- Creative writing student with a minor in History at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri. Fernanda is an international student from Chile who came to the U.S thanks to a sports scholarship in tennis. Some of her writing has been published in other literary magazines besides Arrow Literary Journal in 2021. Her future goals are to work in an editorial and then, study for a Master’s degree after graduation while in her spare time, she wants to dedicate herself to working on her own creative stories. Her hobbies include playing sports, traveling, watching series or movies, and theater.
As a child Amanda was an anchor for a kids’ segment on her local TV station. Asked if she wanted to be an anchor woman when she grew up she replied frankly: “If I have nothing better to do.” Since that day Amanda has, in fact, found better things to do including gathering 100 subs to her AOL ‘zine, quitting high-level gymnastics, earning a GED at age 16, taking up BMX freestyle, living in a tent, wasting her early 20s pursuing international rock-stardom, giving birth to her daughter in an 800sq ft studio apartment in LA, becoming a wife and bonus-mom to two more kiddos, becoming an entrepreneur, and finally becoming a non-traditional English Major at Lindenwood University where she is the oldest member of the Lindenwood BMX Racing Team. After graduating, Amanda would like to pursue post-grad education and obtain a Master’s and/or PhD. Amanda hates taking photos so enjoy a potato-quality pic of the late Hidey-cat instead.
Kat is a senior student at Lindenwood University majoring in environmental biology with a creative writing minor. Her love of poetry blossomed in high school when she met her best friend; they exchanged their favorite Poindexter and Bukowski works and spent their days penning each other poems and listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers in the park. He encouraged her to pursue her passions and she has been writing ever since. When she isn’t swamped in homework, Kat can be found hanging out with her two dogs, creating art, or cooking for her friends.