Students to Launch 2024 Edition of the College’s Literary Journal April 16

image of a graphic with the words The Southwestern Review

The Southwestern Review is the college’s literary journal produced by Rhodes students, and its goal is to publish work—including literature and art—that inspires original thought, community-building, and support for creative expression. Although it has changed names at times, the publication has existed for decades.

The launch party for the 2024 edition will be Tuesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium and will include music, readings, food, and copies of the new issue.

Through the two-semester course (English 206 and English 207) Creative Publishing taught by Prof. Caki Wilkinson, students study the history of literary magazine publishing in the United States and conduct a survey of contemporary magazines and topics in literary publishing. Building on this research, students then produce The Southwestern Review, including reading submissions, editing and designing the magazine, developing publicity materials, and planning the campus launch.

The staff is made up of:

Lily Broadway
Mitchie Decordre
James Dixon
Will Foster
Billy Flukinger
Ellie Gilstrap
Grant Grabowski 
Mimi Herren
David Jackson
Brett Krueger
Erin McTigue
Allie Parkinson
Alex Peterson
Yasmine Pirlepesova
Calliope Reeves

The Rhodes community is encouraged to attend the April 16th launch party for the big reveal of this year’s edition of The Southwestern Review.