Fall Issue of Firethorne Released

Posted on December 14th, 2010 by

The cover of the latest edition of Firethorne.

The Fall 2010 issue of Firethorne – the student literary and graphic arts journal at Gustavus Adolphus College – was released on Thursday, Dec. 2 and is available on newsstands in Confer Vickner Hall and the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center.

The 88-page issue highlights 48 different works from 33 authors and artists. The issue is separated into three different sections including prose, art, and poetry. The fall issue is printed in black and white and is considered a supplementary issue to the Spring edition, which will include a color insert.

Firethorne’s editorial staff received approximately 300 submissions from around 80 artists and writers this fall. Firethorne encourages a variety of submissions, including poetry, short stories, memoirs, nonfiction essays, photographs, drawings, graphic short stories, spoken word, lyrics, dramas, short screenplays, excerpts of novellas, creative essays, images of student sculptures, and other fine art. Submissions are reviewed and evaluated anonymously by Firethorne staff based on creativity, originality, and artistic value.

Firethorne was first produced by Gustavus students in 1973, but the history of a literary arts journal at the College dates back as far as 1928. From 1928 to 1930, Gustavus students produced a literary arts magazine titled The Lion’s Tale. From 1940-41, students produced Embers: A Literary Magazine. From 1948 to 1971, the student literary arts journal was titled Prospects.

Firethorne staff members this year include Managing Editor Mary Cooley, Organizational Manager Erin Simon, Layout Editor Lindsay Lelivelt, Prose Section Editor Ethan Marxhausen, Poetry Section Editor Patrick Perish, and Art Section Editor Susan Kranz. Firethorne’s faculty advisor is Assistant Professor of English Baker Lawley.

For more information about Firethorne including instructions on how to submit pieces for the Spring issue, contact Lawley at blawley@gustavus.edu.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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