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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 Editors

Jacob Cherry
Brianna Butler-Douglas

Fiction Editors

Trevor Fulmer
Joseph Aukward

Poetry Editors

Leah Hamel
Janice Deniel

Creative Nonfiction Editors

Maggie McCormick
Samuel Dainton


Tom Bligh


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


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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