Fall Issue of Firethorne Released

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by

The cover art for the Fall 2014 issue of Firethorne is titled "Yurtview" by first-year student Tyler Brower.

The cover art for the Fall 2014 issue of Firethorne is titled “Yurtview” by first-year student Tyler Brower.

The Fall 2014 issue of Firethorne—the student literary and graphic arts magazine at Gustavus Adolphus College—was released Friday, Dec. 12 at a release party in the Courtyard Café.

The 54-page issue highlights 20 different works from 11 different authors and artists. The issue also includes an interview with Gustavus Professor of English Joyce Sutphen, who is also Poet Laureate for the State of Minnesota. Students published in this edition of Firethorne include Lily Benge Briggs ’17, Tyler Brower ’18, Katie Feterl ’15, Laura Isdahl ’17, Max Mlinar ’16, Luk O’Connor ’18, Sophie Panetti ’17, Joel Stremmel ’16, Mikaela Warner ’16, Elizabeth Weiers ’15, and Julie Xiong ’15.

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 90 submissions for this fall’s issue.

Firethorne staff members this year include Managing Editor Elisabeth Krane, Organizational Manager Elizabeth Lutz, Layout Editor Thi Hoang, Promotions Assistant Erika Clifton, Prose Section Editor John Poblocki, Poetry Section Editor Aaron Lawrence, Art Section Editor Blake Van Oosbree, Prose Editors Avery Maijala, August Jasnoch, Laura Isdahl, Kjerstin Piper, and Sydney Seewald, Poetry Editors Molly Butler, Max Mlinar, Lauren Pauley, Emma Schmitke, and Jack Laingen, and Art Editors Rebecca Vick, Erika Clifton, Cameron Jarvis, Maren Legeros, Allie Wetterlin, and Thi Hoang. The Firethorne faculty advisor is Associate Professor of English Baker Lawley.

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


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