Guest Readers!

Meet your guest readers for Issue 4: Full Moon!

Starting with our third issue, Southchild began implementing guest readers so that you have more eyes (and more hearts) on your work! This lovely, talented group of people deserve the whole world! Give them some love. <3


Adrienne Marie Barrios


Adrienne Marie Barrios is a disabled, neurodivergent writer and editor. She writes about mental health and relationships, the interplay between the two and the external world. Her work has been featured in such magazines as X-R-A-Y Lit Mag, Punt Volat, Drunk Monkeys, superfroot, mac(ro)mic, and Interstellar Literary Review. She serves as editor-in-chief for Reservoir Road Literary Review and edits award-winning novels. Find her online at


Tamara Bašić


Tamara Bašić (she/her) lives in Croatia, where she is often thinking about all the stories she's procrastinating on writing. She can also often be found reading, trying to become a polyglot, staring at the sky in awe, and viciously daydreaming. Her work is featured or forthcoming in Journal of Erato, Southchild Lit, The Hearth Magazine and The Birdseed. For more writings and updates, you can find her on social media @authortamarab.


Emily Frost


Emily Frost is a student and writer from the DC area. She edits with Polyphony Lit and the Lumiere Review. Her work has been featured in or is forthcoming in publications such as Southchild Lit, the Ice Lolly Review, Brave Voices, and HOLYFLEA Lit. Her creative endeavors are fueled by dark roast coffee and obscure historical facts. You can find her on Twitter @saidemilyfrost.


Madi Giovina


madi writes fiction & poetry. her work is featured or forthcoming in ninth letter, feels zine, brenda mag, and elsewhere. she lives in san francisco where she is trying her best to get her mfa.

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Briana Gonzalez


Briana Gonzalez is a Chicane, queer poet, and an MFA candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder. They have pieces published in Coffin Bell Journal, Southchild Lit, Not Deer Magazine, and Green Ink Poetry. She plays tabletop roleplay games and drinks far too many Monsters. Check Briana out at


Dhwanee Goyal


Dhwanee Goyal (she/her) is a sixteen-year-old student from Maharashtra, India. Pretty buildings make her heart beat fast, and she likes puns, double-sided blankets, sentences that trail off and… An editor-in-chief of Indigo Literary Journal, her work appears or is forthcoming in Claw & Blossom, The Meadow, Kissing Dynamite, and more. Her twitter handle is @pparallell, and her micro-chapbook, ‘Kasauli Daydreams,’ is currently out at Ghost City Press.


Anoushka Kumar


Anoushka Kumar (she/her) is a student and writer from India, with work forthcoming or published in Vagabond City Lit, perhappened mag, the Ekphrastic Review, and elsewhere. She likes wood-panelled flooring and Phoebe Bridgers. Find her at


Terra Ungson


Terra Ungson is a Filipina scribbler of poems and small stories. She is currently studying Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines Diliman, and is known for her warm hugs and dexterity in sleeping in any condition. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Ampersand, Girl Up Philippines, Southchild, and Northern Otter Press. You can find her rambles on her twitter,



Catie Wiley


Catie Wiley (she/her) is a lesbian writer from Maryland. She has a B.A. in English from Bryn Mawr College. She’s a contributing editor for Story Magazine and a poetry reader for the winnow magazine. She loves food metaphors, juggling, and hugging her dog. Find her tweets @catiewiley and her publications at