Managing Editor: Maya Jenkins — Maya is a senior at Lycoming College and is pursuing degrees in English Literature and French. This is her second year as an editor for The Tributary. When she’s not in class she is working as a writing tutor, leading trips as an Outdoor Leadership and Education instructor, participating in Student Senate as the Secretary, working with her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta, and doing first-reads for Wyldeblood Press. Her favorite book is Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. After college she hopes to pursue a career in book publishing and write a few of her own.
Assistant Editor: Ella Rossman — Ella is a sophomore at Lycoming College studying Creative Writing and pursuing a Secondary Education Certification. This is her first year as an editor for The Tributary. When she’s not studying, she is spending time with her sisters in Alpha Sigma Tau and singing in one of three choirs. Her favorite piece of literature is Antigone by Sophocles, but also loves dearly the nonfiction Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. After college she hopes to teach high schoolers to love writing and publish short fiction of her own.
Fiction Editor: Abigail Mooneyhan — Abby is a senior at Lycoming College and is pursuing a Creative Writing degree, along with a Secondary Education Certification in English 7-12. This is her first year as an editor for The Tributary. Aside from her studies, she enjoys participating in on-campus organizations such as Student Senate and her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. Her favorite piece of literature is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and her favorite short story is “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Within her lifetime, she hopes to write a novel that is published by one of the ‘big 5’ publishing companies.
Fiction Editor: Elizabeth Shaffer — Liz is a current junior at Lycoming College with a major in English: Creative Writing with a secondary education certificate. This is Liz’s first year on the editorial board for The Tributary. When away from her studies, Liz enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors. Her favorite works of literature are penned by Edgar Allan Poe and translated works of Fredrik Backman. Once graduated, Liz hopes to further her education to pursue a career where she is able to inspire and support young members of society, and write to motivate empathy.
Nonfiction Editor: Aiden Brown — Aiden is a sophomore at Lycoming College and is pursuing a degree in Music and Creative Writing with a minor in Philosophy. This is his first year as an editor for The Tributary. When he’s not in class he enjoys working at the circulation desk in Snowden library and attending band and orchestra rehearsals. He writes both fiction and non-fiction stories as well as poems. His current favorite memoir is I’m Your Huckleberry by Val Kilmer; and his favorite novel is Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman. After college he wants to be a professional violist in an orchestra and a published author.
Nonfiction Editor: Caylin Dimisa — Caylin is a sophomore at Lycoming college, double majoring in creative writing and digital photography. This is her first year working with The Trib team, as well as historian for the college band. In her free time, she loves chatting with friends and simply relaxing, whether it be by writing or playing games. Her favorite series is The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan, along with a growing appreciation for Michael Connelly’s Fair Warning. Once graduated, she aims to pursue publication for her personal works of fiction and develop her own distinct style of photography.
Poetry Editor: Caleb Hipple — Caleb is a senior at Lycoming College and is pursuing a degree in Creative Writing. This is his third year as an editor for The Tributary. His favorite poem is “The Groundhog” by Richard Eberherhart, and his favorite piece of fiction is Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. He looks forward to managing the local cemetery after graduating college and continuing his efforts in the field of poetry.
Poetry Editor: Sarah Lanphear — Sarah is a junior at Lycoming College pursuing degrees in biology and creative writing. She enjoys playing on the women’s tennis and basketball teams at Lycoming, participating in LEAF and the Lycourier and working in the writing center. She loves poems by Edgar Allan Poe and William Wordsworth and novels such as Children of Blood and Bone and Braiding Sweetgrass. After college, she hopes to pursue environmental journalism while working on projects for ecological sustainability.
Faculty Advisor: Phoebe Wagner — Phoebe Wagner is an author, editor, and academic, living and writing at the intersection of speculative fiction and climate change.