About West 10th

West 10th is a student-edited literary journal for all NYU undergraduates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Applications for the 2018-2019 Editorial Board are now open. Apply here.

2017-2018 Editorial Board

Audrey Deng, Editor-in-Chief

Audrey is a Comparative Literature major and French/Creative Writing double minor, focusing her thesis on the development of autofiction. Her favorite vegetable, category “though slightly allergic to,” is the eggplant. In her free time, Audrey likes playing the piano and walking southward.


Juliette Maigné, Managing Editor

Juliette is a senior born and raised in Marseille, France. She is majoring in Social & Cultural Analysis and minoring in Politics and Creative Writing. Her interests include the intersections of gender and sexuality with the fracturing legacies of imperialism, capitalism and decolonization in France’s urban spaces and how they seep into present conversations about race. She can almost certainly be found listening to music or browsing through dank memes.


Su Young Lee, Prose Editor

Su Young Lee (just Su!) is double majoring in English and Journalism and minoring in Creative Writing. For someone who is actually required to do so much writing, she has the surprising tendency to avoid it as much as possible until she has to force herself to produce something at strange hours of the night.

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Benjamin Mok, Prose Editor

Born and raised in captivity, Ben lives in his local bookshop. He once escaped its confines, only to find that he knew nothing about the world apart from what he learnt in trashy fantasy novels. Now, he spends most of his time reading, writing, and tilting at windmills.

Chelsea ChengChelsea Cheng, Assistant Prose Editor

Chelsea is a sophomore at CAS majoring in English and minoring in Film. She enjoys reading a variety of literature and has a great love for cinema, music and social justice as well. A part-time guitarist and full-time procrastinator, she wants to travel the world someday and visit every jazz club and bookstore there is.

Angelica Chong, Assistant Prose Editor Angelica Chong

Born and raised in Singapore, Angelica is now a Media, Culture, and Communication major with English and Metropolitan Studies double minors. Her academic interests include ecological urbanism and literary monster theory, but her daily activities are far more prosaic, often involving doughnuts and a fantasy novel in hand.

Antoripa DeyAntoripa Dey, Assistant Prose Editor

Antoripa “Rips” Dey is a sophomore in CAS, double majoring in Journalism and SCA and minoring in Creative Writing, with a focus on metropolitan and minority studies. When she’s not hounding you with her 12-year-old boy jokes, she can be found chugging her double-shot, cramming words onto her (ridiculously) broken phone screen and running wild around the city with her homies. She hopes to one day open stubborn minds to the complexities of the real world through her writing.

Natalie WhalenNatalie Whalen, Assistant Prose Editor

Natalie is a junior in CAS majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing. Although she hopes to eventually become somewhat well regarded for her own writing, she’s more comfortable critiquing that of her peers. More often than not, you can find her at a movie theater alone watching whatever overpriced indie she couldn’t bother dragging her friends to or crying to Frank Ocean.


E Yeon Chang, Poetry Editor

E Yeon Chang is a junior at CAS from Seoul, Korea. She is a 2015 YoungArts Finalist in Writing and a 2016 recipient of the Tory Dent Research Scholarship in Creative Writing. E Yeon’s confident she’ll die young and brilliant, although she’s working on the latter.


 Jae Lee, Poetry Editor

Jae Lee is a senior English major and Creative Writing minor concentrating in poetry, who hopes to spend her life writing, sharing her writing, and teaching. When she isn’t walking dogs around Washington Square park, you can find her at your local Thai restaurant drafting poems on her phone, tweeting about modern forms of injustice, and watching cute cat videos. 

Adam Young, Poetry Editor

Adam is a senior in Gallatin concentrating in poetry and math. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, he has published work in the Bellevue Literary Review and The Gallatin Review and has also interned at The Hudson Review. His interest in poetry was borne out of an intense inclination for procrastination. Now that poetry is the main reason he procrastinates, he spends his days worrying whether he will ever get anywhere in life.

Brittany Abou-Suleiman, Assistant Poetry Editor

Brittany is a junior Comparative Literature major and Creative Writing minor. Her hair began greying at an unusually young age, but she regards it as a symbol of wisdom rather than unlucky genes. In her spare time, she enjoys critiquing the skylines and sunsets visible from different New York City rooftops. One day, she dreams of opening her own publishing company. While she loves to write romantic poetry, she’s beginning to realize that she is much smoother on paper than in person.

Natalie BreuerNatalie Breuer, Assistant Poetry Editor

Natalie is a junior in CAS originally from San Diego, California. She has spent her time at NYU studying economics and creative writing. She loves nothing more than writing poetry, listening to the Doors, experimenting with film photography, and wandering through museums.

Simona IvanovaSimona Ivanova, Assistant Poetry Editor

Poet and filmmaker. Born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. Feminist, leftist, lover of the fine arts. Sophomore at Tisch, majoring in Film & TV.

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David Stapleton, Art Editor

David R. Stapleton is a junior in the studio art program at Steinhardt. He is an experienced photographer, painter, and aspiring filmmaker, with interests in both literature and philosophy. His photography has been published in a previous edition of West 10th.
DSC_0057Abe Thaler, Web Editor
Abe is a junior studying English and American Literature, with three “practical” minors so they can have something to talk about with skeptical but well-meaning relatives. As web editor, their job requires some extremely difficult and impressive hacking skills alongside a nuanced appreciation of the dark arts. They also work at the LGBTQ Student Center at NYU, where you should come visit for free condoms and gay coffee.

Amira DhanoaWeb Design/Art Editor

Amira is a junior studying engineering and digital/artistic design. She enjoys painting watercolor portraits, attending live music events, and watching the clouds turn pink at sunset. She documents it all through shaky-flash photography with her disposables, and should probably invest in a film camera at this point.

CarliannRittmanCarliann Rittman, Copy Editor

Carliann is a senior from Ohio majoring in Media, Culture, & Communications and minoring in Creative Writing. She’s obsessed with pop culture and constantly wants to scream from the rooftop about how much it matters. She loves poetry and words, both reading and writing them. She also uses exclamation points way too often, and you can probably find her walking aimlessly, listening to Prince or Whitney Houston and finding a way to write poems about them.


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