Sarah was raised in Nebraska and received her B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in English and International Studies. She is in her third year of the M.F.A. program in Fiction and in the midst of writing her novel about life in post-9/11 America. She is Yemassee‘s social media and events coordinator.
Trezlen is a second-year poet in the University of South Carolina’s M.F.A. program, and is originally from North Carolina. An alum of Colby College, where she earned a B.A. in American Studies with a concentration in fiction, Trez has studied and worked in a variety of different fields before re-centering herself in poetry. Trez consumes all kinds of writing, but her poems usually come out in a Southern accent with a hint of sarcasm. Trez handles Yemassee’s finances, managing all of the funds and reconciling the budget, to keep the gears greased and turning.
Andrew is fiction writer from Baltimore, Maryland, currently in his second year in the M.F.A. program at the University of South Carolina. Andrew holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he studied English Literature and Law, Letters, and Society. His historical fiction examines characters on the margins during periods of technological and cultural change. Andrew designs, produces, and manages Yemassee’s print publications and digital multimedia.
Dylan is a second-year poet in the M.F.A program at the University of South Carolina. He holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing from Salisbury University. His poetry gravitates towards the manipulation of sound and the exploration of the relationships between family, location, and identity. Dylan oversees poetry submission for Yemassee.
Hannah was born and raised in the Mitten State, where she graduated from Hope College with a B.A. in English (Writing Emphasis) and a minor in Communication and Digital Journalism. In her third year of her M.F.A., she is working on a set of linked shorts stories that frequently involve parent-child relationships. Hannah is the Writing Center Assistant Director at USC and oversees fiction submissions for Yemassee.
Victoria is a fiction writer from Brooklyn, New York, currently enrolled in her 2nd year at the University of South Carolina. Her literary interests include the interconnectedness of societally separated peoples.