English Department undergraduates made substantial contributions to the student publications at UNM. We are proud of their creative works, as well as of the effort they dedicate to producing UNM’s student publications.
Congratulations to the following students for their published work in Conceptions Southwest:
Julia Langeway, “For Cloudcroft,” Winner of the CSW Award for Literature
Solana Armijo, “i, an event”
Dayana Calle, “A Cup of Coffee”
Jeanette DeDios, “Zeedń” and “luminescent”
Julia Langeway, “Brenna”
Tyra Lechner, “Laundromat”
Conceptions Southwest (CSW) is the premier literature and arts publication created by and for the University of New Mexico community. Its staff consists entirely of student volunteers: Sierra Martinez, Gabriel Pacheco, Danica Lee, Charlotte Gates, and Alexis Pierce, all directed by editor in chief, Zoe Perls and managing editor, Nell Johnson.
Since its inception in 1978, CSW has evolved into the annual publication it is today, providing a forum for literature and arts at UNM. Eclipsing its forty-first year in production, CSW continues to contribute to the UNM creative community and legacy.
CSW accepts creative work from all UNM undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students; faculty; staff; and alumni. The submission categories are short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, photography, and open media, which encompasses any art form not otherwise listed, including but not limited to video, music, screenwriting, comics, architecture, and art that defies categorization.
Congratulations to the students who published in Limina (formerly Best Student Essays):
Spenser Willden, “Understanding Genocide in Erik Ehn’s Soulgraphie and ‘Maria Kizito’”
Nell Johnson, “Unser Driving”
Mercy Rabern Jones, “’Unclean! Unclean!’ Infectious Disease and the Cultural “Other” in Bram Stoker’s Dracula” which won an English Department Award.
Limina: UNM Nonfiction Review publishes nonfiction work from undergraduate and graduate students at the University of New Mexico. All genres of nonfiction are accepted, including academic papers, memoirs, photo essays, journalism, research, and foreign language with English translation. The editorial staff on this issue of Limina were: Morgan Austin, Charlotte Gates, Madi Hogans, and Emma Trevino.
Finally, congratulations to Benjamin Tabáček who published “Homesick” in Scribendi, a nonprofit, annual print publication that publishes creative work from undergraduate Honors students from more than 200 institutions in the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC). The English Department extends gratitude to the editorial staff of the 2022 edition: Managing Editor, Sierra Martinez; Communications Editor, Spenser Willden; Abigail Campbell, Jacquelynn Gutierrez, Nell Johnson, John Scott, and Andrew Sowers.
In 2016, Scribendi joined forces with the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) to publish works from Honors students all across the nation, which brought the total number of institutions eligible to publish in Scribendi to 900. Scribendi is primarily produced by Honors students at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Honors College—however, in 2016-2017 the magazine introduced its first exchange student, and two more for the 2017-2018 school year. Scribendi solicits work in a number of different categories such as poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, foreign language, visual art, photography, and open media.