Mitch Angelo


Mitch is a Junior Creative Writing Major at SUNY Purchase, with a focus in poetry and a minor in Theatre & Performance. His work covers topics such as gender, the environment, & anything pancake shaped.

“I’m part car, part boy, Boy Car, the protector and king of Chilladelphia.” – Griffin McElroy


Christina Baulch


Christina is a senior Literature and French Language and Culture double major. She loves reading, writing, watching movies, elephants, and (almost) anything involving chocolate. Her poetry has been published in Italics Mine and New York’s Best Emerging Poets.

 “On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux” – Antoine Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince


Rian Grey


Rian  is a Creative Writing Major and Linguistics Minor at SUNY Purchase College. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he relocated to New York in 2016 for studies and hopes to someday live in a French-speaking country. Rian also lends his writing passion to his music, performing songs with his lyrics. He is currently redrafting his first Novella and finishing illustrations for a children’s picture book.

“I may never get this chance again. This is why if you want to kiss you should kiss. If you want to cry you should cry, and if you want to live you should live.” -Ryan Ross


Mina Guadalupe


Mina is a senior creative writing major with a love of realistic fantasy and children’s novels. Her favorite novel is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and she enjoys authors such as Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. In her free time, she enjoys studying monsters to adding into stories and studying the cultures around them.

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” – Cyril Connolly


Emily Hargitai


Emily is a poet from Sleepy Hollow currently enrolled at SUNY Purchase. She enjoys writing poems about writing poems and has a total of seven gray hairs.


Leila Louhaichy


Leila is a junior creative writing major at Purchase College from Brooklyn, NY. She also minors in arts management, screenwriting, and film production. She thrives on organized chaos and being behind the scenes. She has two dogs, a slight obsession with Garth Hudson, and can usually be found in a movie theater.

“I AM THE LORD OF THE HARVEST” – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2


Shannon Magrane


Shannon is a senior Creative Writing major and Screenwriting minor. She is an aspiring novelist and short story writer who specializes in fantasy and horror. She lives on Long Island, and loves dogs and baking.

“A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain anything without sacrificing something else in return, but once you have overcome it and made it your own…you will gain an irreplaceable fullmetal heart.” – Arakawa Hiromu (Fullmetal Alchemist)


Elana Marcus


Elana is a junior at SUNY Purchase, where she is pursuing a double major in creative writing and playwriting/screenwriting and a minor in film production. She has a background in literary journals, having been the editor-in-chief of her high school’s publication Poetic Justice, as well as an intern for Purchase’s Submissions Magazine her freshman year. Her writing has been published in Gandy Dancer, Submissions Magazine, and in issue 15 of Italics Mine.


Muse McCormack


Muse is a Brooklyn born and raised writer. She loves reading and writing, especially when it makes her question everything she is doing with her life. She has been published in Gutter Mag and The 2016 and 2017 Girls Write Now Anthologies. Much like Peter S. Beagle, she also strongly believes that “There never is a happy ending because nothing ever ends.”



Trisha Murphy


Trisha is a senior Creative Writing major and Literature minor here at Purchase. Her poetry has previously been published in Italics Mine and irl. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Gutter Mag and can often be found chugging Irish Breakfast tea. Trisha is excited to learn more about the world of editing and to take a nap later.


Nicholas Sapienza


Nick is a Creative Writing Major/Psychology Minor at SUNY Purchase. Native to Brooklyn, New York, when he doesn’t have his nose in a book, he is lifeguarding in the summer and wandering prospect park with friends. He is known for his undying love for Stephen King and knack for wearing a backwards cap.



Alexson Rodriguez


Alexson grew up in Bushwick in Brooklyn, New York. He is a creative writing major Junior at SUNY Purchase as well as a Spanish/Screenwriting double minor. He predominantly writes short stories and poems. Alexson’s got two cats he is indifferent about.

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

—Douglas Adams


Tabetha Rosado


Tabetha is a senior Creative Writing and Theater and Performance double major at Suny Purchase. She enjoys writing stories and plays, but her heart has always been drawn to reading. She loves reading fantasy and the supernatural genre, as well as writing them. She hopes that through her first opportunity to edit for Italics Mine, she can see the growth of new and upcoming writers.

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone in order to keep its edge.” -George R. R. Martin


Sydney Shaffer


Sydney is a junior at SUNY Purchase and majors in Creative Writing. She has a love for poetry and writing poetry that evokes all the senses. She loves cats (a little too much), coffee (only iced), and really long walks in the snow.

“We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory.”

Louise Gluck


Carly Sorenson


Carly is a junior creative writing and Spanish language & culture double-major at SUNY Purchase. When she’s not in class, you can find her running 1000-meter repeats with the cross-country team, organizing events for the Writers’ Club, or watching bad horror movies. Having submitted work to Italics Mine in the past, she is excited to be on the other side of the editing process this year!

“Love is only as good as the lover.”

– Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye


Meagan Sweeney


Meagan is a Junior creative writing major who loves to read and write stories about teenagers and young adults. She also enjoys watching movies, collecting button pins, attempting to befriend every cat she meets, and making Harry Potter references.

“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”

– Flannery O’Connor