Meet the SINK Team
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
I'm from Manchester but I'm based in Tbilisi, and I write comment pieces, poetry and short fiction. My focus right now is on de-colonising Russian, raising the profile of the Caucasus, and fighting rape culture. A fun fact about me is that I used to be afraid of the moon.
I co-founded SINK as a passion project and my passion for it has only increased as I witnessed first-hand at uni how limited the creative opportunities were for Northern writers compared to those from the South.
Hi! I'm from Manchester and study English and Spanish at St Andrews. Poetry is the main love of my life but articles and anything with written words are a joy to write. I also run Young Friends of the Earth Manchester focusing on the usual issues like fast fashion and our best friend capitalism. My fun fact is that I can do Jujitsu (although I am not saying how well) !
I'm delighted to read all the new pieces as a Sink editor and be a part of this amazing team, expanding the already diverse themes in creative mediums of music, writing and art.
Co-editor and illustrator
I’m a poet and writer based in Manchester. I explore mental
health, emotional inheritance, domestic abuse and both neuro and gender diversity. My particular interest is memory and its echoes, as well as symmetries of history.
A fun fact is that my mum believes I was haunted as a child; she used to see a girl in 60’s gym shorts looking at objects in my room whilst I was asleep.
I’m excited to be an editor at SINK, primarily for the selfish reason I’m a literary nerd who wants to read your work! I’m passionate about providing a space of inclusivity; uplifting Northern writers traditionally marginalised from literary institutions.
Hi, I'm Ellen, and I'm a new member of the SINK team! Alongside studying English at York, I write poetry, and I was one of the contributors for volumes 1 and 2 of SINK as well as reading at their recent event, so I've seen first hand what an amazing platform the magazine is and I can't wait to get involved. I'm also Deputy Editor of The Looking Glass Anthology, a yearly collection of work by York students.
I am really excited to join the SINK team as it's a great publication which works so hard to celebrate Northern artists, and to provide opportunities which are so often lacking.
Hi! I'm Joe and I live in St Helens, but I've also lived in Salford and Sweden. I'm a neurodivergent creative that dabbles in a bit of everything, though I particularly enjoy writing.
SINK was the first magazine in years that I felt comfortable enough submitting my work to, something about it just clicked with me, and so I was excited to get involved when I was approached by the team.