Jose Carlo C. Flordeliza received his Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degrees from De La Salle University-Manila. He was a fellow of the Iyas Creative Writing Workshop in 2008 and the Silliman University National Writer’s Workshop in 2010. His works have appeared in the Malate Literary Folio, Ideya: Journal of Humanities, the Philippine Free Press, the Philippines Graphic and several anthologies.
Carlo is the co-founder of Plural, an online literary publication. He is currently the lead for Digital Strategy and Data Analytics at Evident Communications and a faculty member of Ateneo de Manila University’s Fine Arts department, where he teaches fiction and creative writing.
Erika M. Carreon is the co-founder and co-editor of the online journal Plural, catering to fiction, nonfiction, and literary criticism. She earned her Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from De La Salle University-Manila, where she teaches introduction to art and literature general education courses. Her poetry was featured in Philippines Free Press and High Chair Issue 15, and her short story “Two” was published in Kritika Kultura’s 23rd issue. She provided artwork for Adam David’s zine, The Nature of Beasts vol. 1, and will be illustrating the poetry collection Chi, written by Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles. She is currently the managing editor of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance.
Neobie Gonzalez received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from De La Salle University – Manila, where she was awarded Outstanding Thesis for her fiction collection. Her works have appeared in Kritika Kultura, Juked, Used Gravitrons, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and others. Her essay Voices from the Village (2013) won a Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature. She is currently freelance-copywriting for Canva, while working on a few stories and collages.
Lystra Aranal is an MFA Creative Writing student at De La Salle University-Manila and is the 2012-2013 Fiction Fellow for the DLSU CLA-RAS and BNSCWC Mini-Grant Recipient for Creative Writing. Her fiction, essay, and poetry have been published in the Philippines Free Press, TAYO Literary Magazine, Kweli Journal, Esquire Philippines, and other contemporary Philippine anthologies. Her short stories Bright Lights (2012), Rén (2013), and her one-act play Debrief (2013) won her three Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. She is in the process of completing a collection of short stories.
Wina Puangco writes fiction. Her work has appeared in Driftwood Press, Plural Online Prose Journal, TAYO Literary Magazine and the Southern Pacific Review, among others. She has published two chapbooks of short stories, Paperweight and The Elements. In 2012, she won 3rd place at the De LaSalle Literary Awards for short fiction. She was a finalist for the 2015 Sozopol Fiction Fellowship, the selection of which was made by Elizabeth Kostova and Steven Wingate. She has also taught a number of creative writing workshops, including Tiny Fiction, Big Stories at Artery Art Space, and Creative Writing for The Session Series at MAGIS Creative Spaces. She has recently been named the newest addition to Plural Online Prose Journal’s editorial team. She also runs the YouTube channel WinaWonders, on which she talks about books, reading, and literature in general.
July Amarillo is an essay collection away from completing her MFA degree in Creative Writing at De La Salle University-Manila. She’s also a layout designer whose most recent works include zines, online journals, and poetry books.