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Literary and Arts Publication Honored with Top Award

LC msmEmmitsburg, Maryland - Mount St. Mary’s University’s Lighted Corners received a First Place with Special Merit from the American Scholastic Press Association’s 2013 Review for Scholastic Yearbooks, Magazines and Newspapers.

The 33rd edition of the student-led literary and arts publication was honored by ASPA judges who said: “Lighted Corners is a model for those up-and-coming magazines and inspiration for those magazines that haven’t quite aced the necessary skills.”
“The 2013 staff showed determination to make something new while retaining the essence and identity of Lighted Corners. The editors worked to create a strong visual impact with motifs, clean design elements, and a contemporary look,” said Thomas Bligh, director of the Mount’s Creative Writing Program and faculty advisor for Lighted Corners. “They paired art with literature in complementary ways, concentrating on aesthetics, varying fonts and layouts, and avoiding clutter.”

Professor Bligh noted the literary magazine’s success is thanks to the dedicated work of editors and contributors. “Teresa Fredericks, as art editor, brought her shrewd sense of design, color, and composition. Our editor, Amanda Gardiner, built camaraderie among the staff and kept the magazine on schedule and we published two compelling works of creative nonfiction by Melissa Caffrey, this year’s recipient of the William Heath Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Writing.”

Lighted Corners has published annually since 1981. For more information visit: Lighted Corners

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