1st Place Award for Excellence in Illinois College Newspapers.
At the 2015 Illinois College Press Association conference, Illinois Wesleyan sophomore
and English-Writing major Michelle Wong '16 was presented with the 1st Place Award
for Excellence in Illinois College Newspapers. The award recognized her 2014 opinions
column regarding on-campus safety and security.
Want to get involved in a publication? Whether you are interested in creative writing
or journalism, being part of a production staff or submitting work, Illinois Wesleyan
University's English students have many opportunities to get involved.
The Argus, which has been published weekly since 1894 without interruption, is one of the longest
continually published college newspapers in America. As a member of The Illinois College
Press Association, The Argus has placed among the top three Illinois college newspapers in its class for 11 of
the last 18 years, a tradition of excellence that continues with each new staff. The Argus is totally student-run, with James Plath serving as faculty advisor and offering
weekly critiques of each issue since 1988. If you are interested in joining the staff,
email the editor and check out the Argus website.
Tributaries is Illinois Wesleyan University's Journal of the Fine Arts. Completely run by students,
Tributaries publishes student work in prose, poetry, and art and often puts student musical compositions
on their website. This semi-annual journal appears at the end of each semester. In
late winter, the staff of Tributaries also hosts an annual writing conference for undergraduate students called Tongue
& Ink. Check out Tributaries website and on face book at FaceBook.
The Delta is the English Department's annual academic journal. It is published every spring
and contains a selection of high quality student English papers from the previous
calendar year. Any paper written for an Illinois Wesleyan University English class
may be submitted, and selection and layout for the journal are done by a board of
English majors and minors. If you would like to know more about the board or submitting,
email the editor at email@example.com.
Pseudonym Required is Illinois Wesleyan University's online literary magazine and organization for writers.
Its mission is to provide writers attending Illinois Wesleyan University with constructive
feedback on their fictive and poetic projects, while providing them the opportunity
to network with others in order to establish forums for developing their skills beyond
coursework. If you would like to know more about this organization, check out the
Pseudonym Requiredwebsite. Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine
The Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine is published quarterly by the Office of University Communications, which often employs
English students. Student workers in University Communications have the opportunity
to write news stories for both the magazine and Illinois Wesleyan's website. For more
information, read the latest issue of IWU Magazine or contact University Communications.
Small Independent Publications
None of these publications sound interesting to you? Perhaps you can create your
own. In the past, IWU's English students have been known to create their own magazines
for class projects, to raise awareness on important issues, or just for fun. Past
independent magazine titles include: Catholic, The Whisper and the Roar, Stuff, and Porch Swing.