by Dorian Pacheco
Are you ready? UP’s very own literary magazine will launch April 8th at 5:30 in the Campus Bookstore. This year’s edition features a plethora of people, from first-years to veteran Writers contributors from all majors.
Here’s Editor in Chief Hannah Robinson on what we can expect from this year’s edition:
“I think I speak for the entire editorial board when I say that we’re really excited about this year’s publication. As always, readers can expect a sample of the highest-quality creative work from their peers across campus. True, many contributors are English majors, but I’m always pleasantly surprised to get submissions from biology, nursing, or global business majors.
With an eye to the 2014 magazine, in my letter from the editor, I talk about how many of the submissions do a remarkable job transforming ordinary moments or objects into complex, compelling and deeply human works of art. Seeing, for example, a round of free throws with your father, or socks, or puddles take on that kind of profundity is incredible. After you’ve read the magazine, you can’t help but think that maybe the ordinary is more powerful than we give it credit for.
Something else to look forward to is our new online publication platform. For the first time, we’re able to share our magazine digitally on ISSUU. We can only print so many copies of the magazine each year, and they go quickly; by publishing digitally, we’ll be able to share our magazine with the entire campus (and beyond!) for years to come.”
Assistant Editor Morgan Mann has an equally optimistic attitude…here’s what she has to say:
“This year, readers can expect some extraordinary writing about ordinary things. Our contributors look at the mundane but see beauty, and we’re excited to share their artistic and inspiring perspectives with readers. There’s a little something for everyone–from picturesque romanticism to sassy poems that talk back, lifelike paintings to detailed sketches, that-crazy-night-out stories to change-your-outlook-on-life stories.”
The editorial board of Writers has worked long and hard this year. As you can see, they are extremely excited to share the creative works of the student body all across campus. Favorite submissions, with especially unique style and perspective, include:
- “Broken Heroes” (Emily Fitzgerald) for its inspiring insight and perspective
- “A Lesson in Diversity” (Katelin Stanley) for its artistically scientific interpretation of nature
- “The Extraction” (Leah Becker) for its eloquence and beautifully grotesque imagery.
These contributors have recognized the beauty around them, and now reading Writers is your chance to recognize the artists around you.