Mount Literary Magazine Receives Top Award
Lighted Corners – Mount St. Mary’s University’s annual literary publication recently received First Place with Special Merit from the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual Review for Scholastic Yearbooks, Magazines and Newspapers.
This award, given to a publication that scored over 950 points during the judging process and in the opinion of the reviewer, was an “outstanding overall example of a scholastic publication in format, content, and presentation.”
“I’m proud of the students who worked to produce this issue of the magazine,” said Thomas Bligh, director of the Creative Writing Program. “They kept us on schedule and made sure that every staff member had an opportunity to contribute—either by evaluating submissions, working on design, promoting events on campus, or proofreading. Writers and artists on campus should definitely feel proud.”
Professor Bligh said the 32nd volume’s critical successes come from the diligent work and creative minds of the Mount students who serve as editors. According to Lighted Corners editor Karolina Gajdeczka, “We tried something new this year when we added the genre of creative nonfiction. We published some stunning personal essays and continued our practice of featuring flash fiction—extremely compressed short stories.”
The literary and arts magazine, published at the Mount since 1981, also earned a Gold Medal from the judges at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) in 2012.