10 Books to Get You through Midterm Season

By: Autumn Magro

Let’s face it: midterms are pretty horrible and come out of nowhere like a badly written side-character. I am what many Internet bibliophiles refer to as a mood reader, so when I have three exams on a Thursday and my car won’t start, I’ll find it difficult to enjoy Raskolnikov’s downfall in Crime & Punishment.… More 10 Books to Get You through Midterm Season By: Autumn Magro

Becoming the Writer That I’ve Always Been

By: Julia Alexander

Ever since I could read and write, I have been infatuated with storytelling. I remember the desk in my childhood bedroom overflowing with half-filled notebooks and the scraps of torn out pages. My handwriting, barely legible to anyone but myself, was scrawled across papers that were stalked high like mountains. My older sister, always vigilant,… More Becoming the Writer That I’ve Always Been By: Julia Alexander

When is a Good Time to Stop Writing? Spoiler Alert: Probably Never.

By Emily Catenzaro

On the subject of perseverance in writing, a question that may linger in many writers’ minds is: what is the correct timetable for getting published? If your goal is to publish a book of prose or poetry, sell a screenplay, or land a job at a prominent periodical, you may have already asked yourself this… More When is a Good Time to Stop Writing? Spoiler Alert: Probably Never. By Emily Catenzaro

How to Read a Book (in Case You Didn’t Know)

By Sabrina O’Brien

People often find that I am the most unconventional of English majors. No, I don’t write a lot; no I don’t read novels in a day; no I don’t like Hemingway (which is a comment that has earned me many looks from my fellow students); if you want a story about the American dream, I’m… More How to Read a Book (in Case You Didn’t Know) By Sabrina O’Brien

What to Read if You Had a Year Left to Live

By: Sydney Lauro

Prognosis: you’ve got twelve months left to live. The good news? If you’re literate, you could easily read a book a month. Therefore, it’s time to give up Grey’s Anatomy and escape Meredith’s constant, cliché, and contrived diatribes about life and actually consume a worthwhile use of the English language. January: Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and… More What to Read if You Had a Year Left to Live By: Sydney Lauro

It’s Time to Talk to People About Books

By: Autumn Magro

I started a YouTube channel because I had failed. A Harper Perennial Classic edition of The Bell Jar sat half-read on my desk as the recruiter told me over the phone that the aforementioned publisher had gone with someone else. I put the copy underneath a stack of my resumes. It was clear now that… More It’s Time to Talk to People About Books By: Autumn Magro

hint fiction (n) : a story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story

Hint fiction, a genre that has been around since the beginning of story-telling, has made a great comeback on the literary scene, thanks in large part to one of my all-time favorite books, titled, aptly, hint fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer edited by Robert Swartwood. This small, sea-foam green publication,… More hint fiction (n) : a story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story