Khin Chan Myae Maung
Co-founder and Managing Director at the Yangon Literary Magazine
Khin Chan Myae Maung is a young writer and activist from Yangon, Myanmar. As a writer, her work consists of short fiction, poetry and nonfiction essays that work towards her activist beliefs. She was recognized as Judges Choice Writer in the Ithaca College Writing Contest 2016, after placing first in both fiction and poetry. Khin’s works can be found in Still Water Magazine, Rough Cut Zine, and on her personal blog. In her spare time, she likes to deconstruct gender roles and dismantle the patriarchy. She is currently studying Literary Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Her work can be found on her personal blog Nudity Included
Mandy Moe Pwint Tu
Co-founder and Chief Editor at the Yangon Literary Magazine
Mandy Moe Pwint Tu is a writer and a poet from Yangon, Myanmar. From the age of fourteen, she has consistently built up her literary portfolio, having written short stories, novellas, and of course, poetry. She was the winner of the Canning College Short Story competition in 2013 and has been published in World Poetry Movement’s Best Poets and Poems of 2012, and with the Society of Classical Poets. She has featured at the Perth Poetry Club and has represented Myanmar in the Perth Poetry Festival’s segment, Asian Connexions. She was also published in the annual Perth Poetry Club zine, Recoil 7. Before YLM, she wrote and edited for a Perth digital magazine, Rotunda Media. She will study English and Women & Gender Studies at Sewanee, the University of the South, starting in August 2017.
Her writing can be found on her personal blog The Solitary Mandolin.
Paul Chan Htoo Sang
Co-founder and Social Coordinator at the Yangon Literary Magazine
Paul Chan Htoo Sang (better known as Paul Chan) is a multi-disciplinary artist who has a strong passion for storytelling. He is involved in different art scenes emerging in Yangon— ranging from painting to photography, poetry to prose. He started organizing Open Mics last year where he managed to gather a few dozens of creative poets, singers, and performers; he with his friends are still hosting Open Mics and other events related to music and arts. On weekends, he manages a page called Rangoon Revealed where he and his friends interview people from different backgrounds— similar to Humans of New York. As for his works, you can see his photographs on Featured Collectives and Yangon By Phone. He is currently working on a book where he wishes to include his works of poetry, photography, painting, and prose.
Soe Thet San
Sub-Editor at Yangon Literary Magazine
Soe Thet San has been professionally trained as an Electrical & Electronic Engineer. She used to design printed circuit boards, program them and build GUI applications. She loves roofs and her latest project involves harnessing energy from the sun. Her literary interests were evoked after reading a Russian
novel about a parricide suggested by a close confidante. She took an advanced creative writing course at college while pursuing her Engineering degree, which is the start of her non-professional literary pursuit.
Despite her Engineering background, Soe Thet San is devoted to promoting Myanmar literature to the international literary community. As she mainly reads translations of European literature, she is fascinated by the fact that none of these great works would be made available to the rest of the world should there be no translators. She feels that the beauty and the exquisiteness of Myanmar literature should be made known. She is the chief translator of Myanmar to English Translation Forum.
Her work can be found on the Myanmar Translation Forum Page