JP Legarte is an alum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who double majored in Creative Writing and Individual Plans of Study (Science, Health and Environmental Writing) and minored in English. As a junior editor, he reads and grades pieces submitted to F(r)iction to determine which pieces move up to be considered for publication by senior leadership. He also occasionally helps as a copyeditor, content writer, and grant writer for F(r)iction. In Fall 2021, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize XLVII by Pareidolia Literary for his poem “The Petal Box.” He is a Summer 2022 Anaphora Arts Poetry Fellow, a Summer 2023 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference Nonfiction Alum, and a Summer 2023 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Nonfiction Alum and was also a finalist for the 2023 Jack McCarthy Book Prize with Write Bloody Publishing. Outside of Brink and F(r)iction, he works as an ISACorps Community Outreach Worker for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. You can follow him and keep up with his endeavors on Instagram at @jpl091.