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KELLY BILENKIS is a third year student at the University of Toronto specializing in English and majoring in Linguistics. In her spare time, she enjoys reading science fiction, speculative horror, and stories where the two meet. This is also her third year at the Spectatorial, where her aspirations for this year’s journal are to emphasize a diverse representation of literature and art; letting the Spectatorial be a medium for the stories that need to be told.


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LAWRENCE STEWEN is a fourth-year student pursuing an English major and two minors in History and Writing and Rhetoric. In his spare time, he enjoys indulging in pulp-era sci-fi and fantasy stories, playing and designing table-top roleplaying games, and learning as much as possible about the elusive sub-genre known as the Weird. He is excited to begin his third year in The Spectatorial as a Senior Editor. He hopes that all the words and sentences he cuts from your submissions will not come back to haunt him.

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AVI DASGUPTA is a third year Biochemistry and Molecular Biology student bent on the pursuit of mad science. He is an avid reader of comics and epic fantasy and sings the praises of Malazan and Berserk to any who will listen. When he’s not catching power naps on the subway, Avi can be found writing offbeat riffs on his trusty guitar and trying to rip off Mike Mignola’s art style. This will be his first year on board the Spectatorial as a Senior Editor  and he couldn’t be more stoked, not even if GRRM himself finally dropped a new novel.  

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VIVIAN LI (@eliktherain) is currently majoring in English and Philosophy. She is curious about most things and loves to learn and explore writing, music, and invention ideas. She has recently finished writing her short story collection, and is editing her novel. This year, she’s excited to be working with a team that loves the spooky and the magical.



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GRUSHA SINGH is a second year student majoring in English, with a double minor in Book & Media and Creative Expression & Society. Other than reading and writing, she enjoys listening to music and drinking copious amounts of tea and coffee. She is very excited to be managing/editing the Spec blog and social media this year, as well as continuing to be a part of of the editorial board where she has the privilege to read all of your spooky and otherworldly submissions.

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AMBER YE is a second-year student of Anthropology, Contemporary Asian Studies, and Philosophy. She apparently likes to study people but she doesn’t mind aliens either. She is ecstatic to return to the Spec as co-Online/Communications manager and a part of the editorial board. Besides making posters and reading submissions this year, she’ll also be watching sci-fi films, playing music, and trying to draw a planet on your latte.



First Year Editorial Board 





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