Inklings provides showcase for literary work

Inklings, Eastern’s literary magazine, is compiled and published each year to showcase the writing talents of students and staff alike.

This year, senior English major Rachel Malikow, has taken charge of the magazine, along with a group of three other students.

The magazine is composed of over 20 literary works, mainly short stories and poems submitted by students and staff, according to Malikow. This year, English professors Nancy Thomas and Chris Bittenbender both submitted to the magazine.

Malikow was a part of the editing staff for Inklings her first year at Eastern, and now as a senior, she has taken the reins of leadership.

She said editing the magazine has been a good experience.

“It was really cool because we got to talk about what makes a good poem or a good piece,” Malikow said about the meetings she had with her staff.

Submissions to the magazine came from many different people, some who submitted on their own and others who Malikow asked to submit.

“I accepted my own piece,” Malikow said.

This year is Malikow’s first time submitting work to the magazine.

The staff of Inklings has been meeting since January to go through submissions and to design the magazine in preparation for its release at Windows on the World on April 20.

Inklings will be available for free to anyone who wishes to have a copy.

“I want it to be something that continues at Eastern,” Malikow said. “There aren’t a lot of ways for people to get their work published.”

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