Samantha Stagmier

First Reader

Samantha Stagmier is an aspiring young author with dreams of becoming the next big YA science fiction and fantasy novelist, her heroes being C. S. Lewis, Rick Riordan, and Marissa Meyer. When she's not writing, she can often be found–begrudgingly–doing her homework, thinking about writing, watching TV, playing video games, or reading. She has been described as both acting very mature for her age and as having a childlike curiosity that lends itself perfectly when immersing into the worlds of the many authors, poets, and screenwriters she reads. For her, being a First Reader at Polyphony Lit while also being an amazing opportunity is the first step of integrating herself into the publishing world where she hopes to make her mark.