Avril Shakira Villar
Avril Shakira Villar is a 16 years old writer hailing from the Philippines. She is an active member of WriteGirl LA. Her piece 'That Night' was featured in WriteGirl Issue 3 Lines & Breaks, 'The Dark Beam' earned semi-finalist status in Under the Madness Magazine (published in issue 5), and 'Journey of Becoming' found a home in The Malu Zine Issue 5. Avril clinched 2nd place in a national poetry competition by Under the Madness Magazine, with her winning piece 'Silent Verse' published in issue 6.

A magazine for teen writers—by teen writers. Under the Madness brings together student editors from across New Hampshire under the mentorship of the state poet laureate to focus on the experiences of teens from around the world. Whether you live in Berlin, NH, or Berlin, Germany—whether you wake up every day in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America—we’re interested in reading you!