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a literary magazine at the borders

Our name is the borderline as we are a blossoming literary magazine from Arizona, a borderline state. We want to read the words from your creative margins, words that exist in the colorful space between melding ideas and thoughts. the borderline also strives to elevate and amplify marginalized communities. 

We are a team of youth creators that publish youth works and prioritize BIPOC voices.


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Myra Kamal



Myra Kamal is a high school Junior and has lived in Arizona her whole life. She was recently named the 2021-2022 Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate. She has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has been published in The Best Teen Writing of 2018. Myra is also an alum of The Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and is an Editor for Polyphony Lit. In her free time, she loves to bike, read chapbook gems, or drink a hot bowl of soup on the rare rainy day.

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Rachana Gurudu

Workshop Lead


Rachana Gurudu is a Junior at Basis Scottsdale and has lived in Arizona her whole life. She competes in speech and debate and has won two local tournaments. In her free time she likes to read, dance, and read the news.


Enling Liao

Social Media Manager

Enling Liao is a first-year university student in Australia studying Politics, Philosophy, & Economics and Applied Data Analytics. She has been a Community Ambassador for Write the World and is also currently a Web Content Intern at Sine Theta Magazine. She loves early mornings, oranges, mountains, and fresh green vegetables. 🌿🍊🌄


Kinnereth Din

Executive Editor

Kinnereth Din is a writer, poet, and artist from North Texas who’s obsessed with all things artistic. She loves thunderstorms, fuzzy socks, and lazy mornings. Her poetry has been published in Youth Be Heard’s online gallery, the Galliard International Review, The Weight Journal, and is forthcoming in the Intersections Magazine. Kinnereth is also an executive editor at Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine, as well as staff artist for Kalopsia Literary Journal. When she isn’t pursuing art or poetry, you can usually find her daydreaming with a cup of tea in hand.


Luana Góes

Art Editor

Luana Góes is a mixed media artist and college student from Brazil. She likes to combine several different mediums to create unique mixed media art pieces. She also has a passion for design, video editing and music.


Fifi Wang

Issue Director

Poetry Editor

The 2 am writer that occupies the mind of seventeen-year-old Yun-Fei Wang has taken over her consciousness for the last few years, her inner world expanding into an infinitely inward spiral. Find her in the evanescence of black-inked words, or at @rainofelsewhere on Instagram.


Samiksha Ransom

Poetry Editor

Samiksha Ransom is a compulsive writer from India. She is fascinated by small spaces, cozy living rooms, nature and quiet, the smell of freshly baked bread and quiet people who are not afraid to be loud when they need to. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Tint Journal, Colorism Healing Writing Contest 2020 anthology, Verse of Silence, The Open Culture Collective, LitGleam, Drizzle Review and The Woman Inc. Samiksha is also the Managing Editor for All Ears magazine. She can be reached on Instagram @samiksha_ransom

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Jenny Hu

Prose Editor

Jenny Hu (she/her) is a Chinese-American high school senior from Cincinnati, OH. An alum of the Iowa Young Writers Studio and the Adroit Summer Mentorship, her work is forthcoming in or has been recognized by One Teen Story, Bayou Magazine, and the New York Times, among others.

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Isabella Lobo

Prose Editor

Staff Writer

Isabella Lobo is a teenage artist and writer from South Florida. Her artwork and writing have received awards at the national level through Scholastic Art and Writing and have been published in COUNTERCLOCK Lit, the Harbor Review, and the Firefly Review, among others. She enjoys reading, drawing, skateboarding, and making playlists. 

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Laila Azhar

Staff Writer

Laila Azhar is a junior in high school from the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in Grain of Salt Magazine. When she's not swamped with schoolwork, she's devouring as many books as she can get her hands on. She's also an avid Taylor Swift fan, Jenga expert, and collector of interesting jewelry. You can find her on Twitter @lailaazharla.

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Cindy Ng

Prose Editor

Staff Writer 

Staff Artist

Cin Que (pen name) is an Asian-Australian writer and artist who likes to create with an intention to reflect and delve into the depths of human identity and societal frameworks. A few of her pieces may be found in some locally based anthologies which she contributed to while studying her BA at Monash University and Master in Arts and Cultural Management at University of Melbourne. If she’s not writing, she’s probably spending time with her pomchi dog, painting/illustrating and creating content as 'Kamaeri'.

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Nikki P

Poetry Editor


Nikki P (Nikkita) is a young writer who focuses mainly on poetry and short fiction. She spends most of her time doing homework, editing, and running her youth literary magazine. She has work published in Cathartic Literary Magazine, The Hearth Mag, The Young Writers Initiative, Paper Crane Journal, and much more. Alongside writing, she also loves science and hopes to pursue both in her future.

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