Editor-in-Chief: Rome Smaoui is a poet and fiction writer who is originally from Tunisia. She has work forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, and her poems can be found in Sonder Midwest and The Roadrunner Review. Her work was also recognized by The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the Faulkner- Wisdom Competition. When she is not writing, she can be found by the nearest body of water, wishing she was a mermaid (or at least one of those fish that can fly).

Junior Editor-in-Chief: Lillian Tookey is a witchy woman fascinated by anything green, alive, and running. She was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Faulkner-Wisdom Short Story competition and her poems can be found in Meow Meow Pow Pow Lit. When she is not up to her shenanigans, you can find her commencing a corn ritual, where she steals multiple pairs of corn in the fall and dances around them.

Fiction Editor: An Lin Hunt-Babcock is a poetry and fiction writer who enjoys drawing hands. She is a third-year Junior at Idyllwild Arts Academy. She likes to fantasize about bluffs but never makes an effort to go to one. She has been a finalist for the 2019 Faulkner-Wisdom Short Story competition and won a Silver Key for the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. 

Poetry Editor: Bella Koschalk is a writer, goblin, and mother of five furbies. She has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Faulkner-Wisdom Short Story Competition, Narrative Magazine, and the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest for her poetry and fiction. She is a recipient of a 2020 Anthony Quinn scholarship in literary arts. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Journal, CutBank Literary Magazine, Sonder Midwest, and elsewhere.

Nonfiction Editor: Claire Kim is a junior creative writer who lives in her radical imagination. When she’s not writing, she likes to take abnormally long naps and curate perfect music playlists. Fun fact: Her hands are disproportionately small — they’re the size of a sixth grader’s.

Dramatic Writing Editor: Carys J. Sporte is a sophomore in the Creative Writing department at Idyllwild Arts. Her work has been published in Germ Magazine, and she hopes to one day have a novel on the New York Times Best Sellers list under an androgynous pseudonym. She is an overt Clairo enthusiast and takes pride in out-reading her stepsister.  





Rome Smaoui, Lillian Tookey, An Lin Hunt-Babcock, Bella Koschalk, Carys Sporte, Claire Kim, Leo Y., Jojo Goldin.


Editorial Advisor
Kim Henderson, Creative Writing Chair

Visual Arts Advisor
Linda Lucia Santana, Idyllwild Arts Academy Visual Arts Department

Graphic Design
McCarthy Design Inc. 


Parallax Online is funded by an Arts Enterprise Laboratory (AEL) Grant from Idyllwild Arts Academy. The editors thank Don Put for his assistance with AEL, as well as Molossus editors David Shook and Brian Hewes.