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West 10th is a literary journal publishing poetry, prose, art, and photography by New York University's undergraduate students. It is edited and produced annually by a student-run editorial board and the NYU Creative Writing Program.



Travis Schuhardt


Travis Schuhardt is a junior in Gallatin from Freehold, New Jersey, currently concentrating in Reading, Writing, and Editing the Influential Fictions. He considers himself a poet, short story-ist, and playwright. His plays have been produced by the Gallatin Theatre Troupe, the Gallatin Summer Theatre Lab, as well as the Manhattan College Players. He has multiple essays published with Confluence, as well as creative work published through them, and a particularly dear poem with Rue Scribe. Often worried over his writings, he has many late nights filled with reading, editing, and trying to find the stars somewhere over New York City.


Jake Goldstein

Managing Editor

Jake Goldstein is a junior from San Diego, California, majoring in English with a focus on creative writing and minoring in sociology. He enjoys writing fiction—currently a perpetually untitled novel as part of his senior capstone—as well as long-form essays, which are intermittently published on the "Bizzaro-Americana" culture blog His less rigorous content can be found on twitter, @jokesonthemenu.

Johanna Dong

Prose Editor

Johanna Dong is a junior at Stern double-majoring in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics and Marketing, with a minor in Creative Writing. Her hobbies, besides reading and writing, include sleeping and drinking too much boba. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Cosmonauts Avenue, Southeast Review, The Margins, Jellyfish Review, and TRACK//FOUR Journal.


Victor Galov

Prose Editor

Victor Galov is a Junior at NYU studying East Asian Studies and Creative Writing. He was born in Bulgaria, grew up outside of Washington DC, and has lived in 4 different countries. During the day, you can find Victor either rushing to and from campus, or scavenging the 1$ carts outside of the strand for his collection. At night, you can find him writing in LL1, or at home, asleep early.


Aurora Huiza

Prose Editor

Aurora Huiza is a junior studying English and Creative Writing. She writes fiction and creative nonfiction. You can find her work online at Entropy Magazine and Embodied Magazine.


Katerine Robertson

Prose Editor

Katherine Robertson is a Gallatin senior concentrating in narrative theory. Although she’ll read just about anything, Katherine particularly enjoys a good horror novel. She is originally from Hanover, NH.


Charlotte Hutzler

Poetry Editor

Charlotte Hutzler is a junior in the Applied Psychology program in Steinhardt, hoping to double minor in American Sign Language and Creative Writing. She grew up in Beijing and thinks New Yorkers are weak for complaining about pollution. On the poetry side, she enjoys seeing the progression of writing styles and influences over history, and is very interested in the directions of contemporary poetry.


Thomas Lynch

Poetry Editor

Thomas Jiwon Lynch is a junior studying english literature with a focus on creative writing. He writes poetry, and is currently working on his second collection, The Language of Sickness. In his free time, he enjoys line editing and making bad content in Microsoft Paint; the latter is the backstory behind the name of the blog he and Jake Goldstein write under, You can find him online on most platforms @jiwonlynch.

Sophia Warren

Poetry Editor

Sophia Rose is a sophomore who spent her first year studying in Florence, Italy as a part of the Liberal Studies Core program. She is originally from Ohio which is irrelevant to all aspects of her decent personality. She spends her free time writing too-short novels and bad poetry. You can learn more about her than this introduction allows on her Instagram @tofusophh and her Twitter @boysfordinner.


Ashley Wu

Poetry Editor

Ashley Wu is a poetry editor at West 10th. Her talents include (but are not limited to) disappointing her mom and generally just being a little shit.

Julia Romero

Art Editor

Julia Romero is a junior from a seaside town in North Carolina, majoring in English with a minor in Media, Culture, and Communications. She spends most of her day missing the ocean and wondering how many Julias go to NYU. She has a slight obsession with 1970s science fiction novels and alien movies. Signs directed by M. Night Shyamalan is her favorite film if that tells you anything. If you want to know what she’s doing, she's planning her day around her Costar. (She’s a Pisces).


Taylor Stout

Copy Editor

Taylor Stout is a junior studying Media, Culture, and Communication with a minor in Creative Writing. She loves Joan Didion, melancholy music, road trips, and breakfast. She detests amusement parks and shopping malls. She dreams of one day collaborating with Greta Gerwig in some capacity.


Noah Borromeo

Staff Writer

Noah is a junior in CAS studying english and creative writing with a concentration in poetry. His influences include the likes of Pablo Neruda, Toni Morrison, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as well as modern day geniuses such as Lana Del Rey. You can often find him delusionally daydreaming about winning a Nobel or Pulitzer Prize, working on his magnum opus for his future position as Poet Laureate, or sitting in Washington Square Park crying to the album "Norman F*****g Rockewell!"


Alec Frey

Staff Writer

Alec Frey is from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, but now lives in New York City, where he studies English and American Literature, and Creative Writing, in the English Department at New York University's College of Arts and Science. His work has appeared in Polyphony HS.

Jeannie Morgenstern

Staff Writer

New York-based writer Jeannie Morgenstern is a senior at NYU, studying Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in Arts and Literature and minors in German, Creative Writing, and English. She has also contributed to literary magazines such as The Rational Creature and Abend(b)rot. She is currently writing a creative thesis exploring the ways in which the female body and femininity are constructed in trauma literature. When not occupied by research, she can be found rereading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and listening to Chastity Belt on repeat.

Devanshi Khetarpal

Staff Writer

Devanshi Khetarpal is a junior at NYU majoring in Comparative Literature with a minor in Creative Writing. She is the editor-in-chief and founder of Inklette Magazine, poetry reader for Muzzle Magazine, application manager for The Speakeasy Project, student office assistant for the NYU Department of Comparative Literature and a recipient of the David J. Travis Undergraduate Research Fund for research on Modern Italy. Her most recent poetry collection, ‘Small Talk,’ came out from Writers Workshop (Kolkata, India) with a foreword by Akhil Katyal this fall. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature journal, Best Indian Poetry 2018, Transom,Vayavya, Souvenir, and Aainanagar among others. She was born and brought up in Bhopal, India, and has studied abroad at NYU Florence as well as NYU Paris. Fluent in Italian, English and Hindi, Devanshi also works as a translator and is currently learning the Punjabi language at Columbia University. To know more, visit her website: