I love the energy in a room after a reading--the hum of intense conversations, the laughter a welcome release from the jitters of a public reading, the lit talk--"send out that poem, don't sit on it!"--and exciting news of acceptance at graduate school next fall.
The student editors looked triumphant as they handed out copies of Perceptions, the finished product. What had they put into it? A semester of weekly night meetings, lunchtime at a table in the Student Center encouraging fellow students to submit their work, hours huddled around the computer screen choosing student art work, discussing submissions, making selections, emailing, and handling myriad tasks large and small. Now a new crop of SMSU student writers are in print, their words on their way out into the world.
Congratulations to all of you for your hard work andon a great publication!
Ashley Nyren, Managing Editor; Laura Bania and Patrick VanNevel, Fiction Editors; Ari Copenhaver, Poetry Editor; Amanda J. Ochs and Courtney Casperson, Art/Design Editors; Brittney Heimermann, Submissions Manager; and staff members: Carrie Long, Daniel Kilkelly, Jamal Michel, Dannica Dufur, Kathrin Dzimian, Rochelle Luebke, and Brianna Johnson-Schaar.