Jessica Purgett is the editor and founder of The Mark Literary Review. She graduated from Mount Mercy University in 2020 with majors in English and marketing. She minored in Spanish and creative writing. Currently, she works for an aviation publication as an Assistant Editor. She is published in Paha Review, Ice Lolly Review, and Sledgehammer Lit.

Evander Lang is a writer and filmmaker. He’s worked on TV shows for HBO, Bravo, TLC, etc. Justin Theroux once rode past him on a Razor scooter. His work has appeared in The Satirist and is forthcoming in Five on the Fifth and Willows Wept Review. 



Podcast Editor

Assistant Editor Intern

Mer Fenton is a writer from Columbus, Ohio. She is currently studying multimedia journalism and creative writing at Taylor University. Mer was raised by Scholastic's book forums and Hello Poetry. She is passionate about colored lights, large bodies of water, and all things emo culture. Mer spent the first half of 2021 as an editorial assistant on Relief Journal, and has been published in Parnassus.


Annabel Hynes (she/her) is currently studying for an MA in Literature and Publishing at the National University of Ireland, Galway, which gives her an excuse to spend her days reading. She has had stories published by Mirador and the online journal Periwinkle Literary Magazine, and hopes to write and publish professionally someday.

annabel edit.png
tejashree edit.png


Tejashree Murugan is a writer and student of biotechnology at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Her work has been published in LiveWire Magazine, The Soap Box Press, and WomenTech Network, and is forthcoming in The Bitchin' Kitsch and Ethel Zine.


Kristen Lawson is a writer and artist in Vancouver, Canada. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre and Contemporary Dance, and a certificate in New Media Journalism. Her work has been published in The Vancouver Arts Review, Geist Magazine, Castlegar News, and The Nelson Star.


Blog Contributor

Lauren Gargiulo (they/them) is a writer from and living in Vancouver BC. They are EIC of Goat’s Milk Magazine, and a freelance writer. Lauren writes poetry, screenplays, prose, and nonfiction. Their interests apart from writing involve tea, alcohol, poetry, literature, and horror and dystopian worlds. Lauren is a mental health advocate, whose writing has appeared in Anti-Heroine Chic, Wilde Boy Literature Magazine, Rhythm and Bones’ YANYR Anthology (2017), and The LitNerds.  


Zane May (he/him) graduated from Wichita State University with BAs in English Creative Writing and Women’s Studies in 2016 and a Master of Social Work in 2018. He is a full-time macro social worker who finds comfort and connection in reading and writing.   

shane edit.png

Blog Contributor

Joyce Bou Charaa is an English literature student at Lebanese University, where she also studied journalism for two years. She is fluent in Arabic, French, and English. Her poems have been published on Hubpages.com.