The Spring 2013 issue of Firethorne – the student literary and graphic arts magazine at Gustavus Adolphus College – was unveiled Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Courtyard Café.
The 72-page issue highlights 42 different works from 29 authors and artists. The issue also includes an interview with poets Patricia Kirkpatrick and Tim Nolan, who both visited Gustavus in March. Students published in this edition of Firethorne include Rachel Chase, Ian Elletson, Leif Erik Estenson, Kellan Euerle, Justin Feit, Tristan Fernstrom, Kristina Fosse, Anna Franke, Tia Gustafson, Amy Harvey, James Hiner, Allison Hosman, Abby Huff, Cameron Jarvis, Eric Larson, Aaron Lawrence, Elizabeth Lutz, Zoe May, Marilla MacGregor, Trevor Oestenstad, Sawyer Olson, Spencer Passmore, Tristan Richards, Laura Schroeder, Caitlin Skvorc, Earl Stoll, Nick Theisen, Julia Tindell, and Scott Tollefson.
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. The staff received more than 240 submissions for this spring’s issue.
Firethorne staff members this year include Managing Editor Kristina Ericksen, Organizational Manager Abby Huff, Prose Section Editor Elisabeth Krane, Poetry Section Editor Jenny Hanson, Art Section Editor Kristina Fosse, Layout Editors Paige Rasmussen and Rebecca Hare, Copy Editor Marilla MacGregor, and Social Media Coordinator Tristan Richards.
Firethorne was first produced by Gustavus students in 1973, but the history of a literary arts magazine 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 to 1941, students produced Embers: A Literary Magazine. From 1948 to 1971, the student literary arts journal was titled Prospects.
Copies of Firethorne are free and can be picked up at several locations on campus including inside Confer Vickner Hall and the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center outside of the Evelyn Young Dining Room.
Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin