Oct. 2, 2017
Generation, Saint Vincent College’s literary magazine established in 1962, recently archived back issues from the 1960s to 2016 in the Latimer Family Library.
Generation has a 55-year legacy at Saint Vincent and features work by the late William Stubbs, a poet and Saint Vincent College professor in the 1960s for whom the William Stubbs Creativity Award is named. Additionally, the magazine’s production was once advised by Dr. James Ragan, a 1966 alumnus of Saint Vincent College for whom the Ragan Poetry Prize is sponsored.
Currently, Generation is compiled, designed and distributed in Literary Magazine Production, a three-credit English elective where students anonymously choose creative writing submissions from the Saint Vincent College community. Additionally, they design fliers, social media posts and the print magazine under the supervision of a professor. In the spring, the class distributes the magazine to the Saint Vincent community free of charge and hosts a launch party where contributors read their work to the audience.
Michelle Gil-Montero, associate professor of English, is the current instructor and faculty adviser, and has taught the class for 10 years.
“My role with the magazine has helped me to feel connected to the long tradition of literary community at Saint Vincent,” Gil-Montero commented. “I feel like I've been inducted into the history writers on these grounds. Also, it's a really fun privilege to read student work with an editorial lens, outside of the classroom. Student writing never ceases to surprise me, wake me up, keep me on my toes.”
This year’s Generation staff is led by Anthony Horner, editor-in-chief, a senior English major from Ligonier and Bridget Fertal, managing editor, a junior English major from Lititz.
The literature review team is composed of Christian Crowley, assistant managing editor, a junior English major from Natrona Heights; Emily Daily, a junior English major from Latrobe; Micaela Kreuzwieser, a sophomore English major from Canfield, Ohio; Melissa Koshute, a sophomore accounting major from Beaver; Samuel Paquin, a senior communication major from Bowie, Maryland; and Sarah Malone a junior English major from Gibsonia.
The design and art review team members are Sarah Haenel, a senior English major from Greensburg; Cameron Ekiert, a senior communication major from Export; Hanna Crovak, a junior communication major from Jeannette; Anthony Langford, a sophomore communication major from Pittsburgh (15208); Olivia London, a senior communication major from Pittsburgh (15202); and Genna Niemiec, a senior marketing major from Greensburg.
Submissions for the 2017 issue of Generation are invited to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 5. The magazine is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art.
Photo: Generation staffers Christian Crowley, Anthony Horner and Bridget Fertal
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