Helen Qian is a senior at Richard Montgomery High School who loves to curl up with a good story, a pencil, and a notebook. Her writing appears in Aerie International, L'Éphémère Review, Poetry Quarterly, and more. She has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, One Teen Story, and Lake Superior State University, among others. Besides editing for Polyphony Lit, she is an editor for her school and county student newspapers. In her free time, she’s usually painting, reading, or trying to craft more interesting stories from less interesting personal experiences.