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Lighted Corners Literary Magazine

Launched in 1981, Lighted Corners is an annual literary magazine devoted to art, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and photography by students at Mount St. Mary's University.

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Lighted Corners has received several first-place awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:

  • Gold Medalist 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2008

  • Silver Medalist 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009

  • Silver Crown Award 2014

  • Gold Circle Award 2015 to Shannon Gilmore

Creative Writing Program News

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Lighted Corners 2016


Gabrielle Cusato

Design Editor

Brenda Cruz

Prose Editors

Mary Kate Baehl
Samuel Dennis
Audrianna Hall
Samantha Solis

Poetry Editors

Anthony Case
Leah Hamel
Joseph Theis


Tom Bligh


Kevin Alphonse
Kaela Curcillo
Katlyn Freddino
Kelsey Horn
Jillian Karns
JoEllen Laun
Jennifer Leavy
John Williams


Winstone Arradaza
Victoria Barry
Grace Bovard
Jack Colliver
Kaela Curcillo
Lindsay Diggs
Audrianna Hall
Leah Hamel
Kelsey Horn
Francesca Lapierre
Jennifer Leavy
Bonnie Lechner
Francesca Macrina
Mackenzie Moore
Gregory Pierson
Bethany Rainey
Samantha Solis
Alyse Spiehler
Joseph Theis
Amanda Weir
Britney Wolfe
James Wolfe
Amber Young

The William Heath Award
For outstanding achievement in creative writing

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