Natasha Chopra, Co-founder + Visual Art Editor
Natasha received her B.A. in Psychological Sciences from Ball State University in 2018. She is attending Herron School of Art + Design for an M.A. in Art Therapy, and hopes to become a licensed art therapist and mental health counselor upon graduation. Her work can be found in Genesis Magazine. Unfortunately, Natasha is not related to Priyanka Chopra, as far as she knows, but she is related to Amrish Puri, who played Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. And that’s pretty cool. When she isn’t writing, Natasha is likely watching Buzzfeed Unsolved or scrolling through twitter.
Matthew Scott Swain, Co-founder + Poetry Editor
Matthew received his B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Ball State University in 2018. He is currently attending graduate school at Butler University, working toward an M.F.A. in Poetry. Upon graduation, Matthew wants to become a professor of creative writing, a world-renowned kazooist, and a level 20 barbarian in at least one D&D campaign. Actually, he doesn’t care which class he uses to get to level 20, he just wants to get there some day. When Matthew isn’t writing, he’s either listening to a true crime podcast or talking about a true crime podcast.
Maya Montague, Poetry Editor
Maya is a junior at Ball State University majoring in digital video production. They are an aspiring film editor who also dabbles in writing and directing. Their first short film, Above and Beyond, was released in December of 2018. In addition to shooting and editing videos, they also compete in slam poetry and are a two-time CUPSI competitor. Most recently, they released a chapbook titled Home is a Noun: An Exploration of People, Places, and Things, under the pen name M.C. Montague. In their spare time, they enjoy looking at birds and yoyoing.
Paige N Price, Creative Nonfiction Editor
Paige N Price is a creative nonfiction writer, small press publishing enthusiast, and dive bar frequenter in Indianapolis, Indiana. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Ball State University. Additionally, she served as the Lead Prose Editor for the Broken Plate from August 2017 to May 2018. Her written work can be found in the Broken Plate and L’Ephemere Review. She enjoys coffee, pop-punk music, and the Irish countryside.
Charlie Cain, Fiction Editor
Charlie Cain is a writer, editor, storyteller, and musician living in Indianapolis. He graduated from Ball State University with a B.A. in creative writing in December of 2018. He is passionate about community, local history, live music, baseball, and good sentences. Much of Charlie’s editorial work has focused on local communities, including: Keep Muncie Weird…And Whimsical!, and I Remember: Indianapolis Youth Write About Their Lives 2018. His prose has been published in The Broken Plate.