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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

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Lighted Corners 2018


Kaela Curcillo

Art Editor

Jacob Cherry

Fiction Editors

Trevor Fulmer
Joseph Aukward

Poetry Editors

Leah Hamel
Janice Deniel

Social Media Editors

Maggie McCormick
Samuel Dainton


Tom Bligh


Elizabeth Brennan
Kerri Czekner    
Rachel Donohue
Giovannie Gaston
Cara Gose
Kelsey Horn
Maggie Horstkamp
Adrianna Hyland
Alba Sarria
Andrew Smiglowski


John Biesiadecki
Jacob Cherry
Robin Clarke
James Courtney
Janice Deniel
Breanna DeSimone
Rachel Donohue
Jill Doyle
Alexandra Edwards
Trevor Fulmer
Cara Gose
Dylan Holden
Kelsey Horn
Esteban Mallar
Maggie McCormick
Annisha Montgomery
Sarah Muir
Alba Sarria
Dhane Schmelyun
Andrew Smiglowski
Amelia Trail
Michael Wann
Britney Wolfe

The William Heath Award
For outstanding achievement in creative writing

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