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Lighted Corners Literary Magazine

Launched in 1981, Lighted Corners is an annual literary magazine devoted to art, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and photography by students at Mount St. Mary's University.

Awards

Lighted Corners has received several first-place awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:
  • Gold Medalist 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2008
  • Silver Medalist 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Silver Crown Award 2014
  • Gold Circle Award 2015 to Shannon Gilmore

Creative Writing Program News

Lighted Corners 2019

Email lightedcorners@msmary.edu with submissions or questions.

Editor

  • Alba Sarria

Art and Design Editor

  • Rachel Donohue

Co-Design and Poetry Editor

  • Annisha Montgomery

Fiction Editor

  • Kate Heintzelman

Poetry Editor

  • Breanna DeSimone

Advisor

  • Tom Bligh

Staff

  • Hannah Barber
  • Samantha Boyd
  • Betsy Busch
  • Avery Coffey
  • James Courtney
  • Samuel Dainton
  • Cara Gose
  • Tyler Hockensmith
  • Kelsey Horn
  • Jazlyn Ibarra
  • Brittni Garms
  • GiGi Gaston
  • Danielle Plavetic
  • Analynn Redding
  • Andrew Smiglowski

Contributors

  • Katie Brittingham
  • Betsy Busch
  • Jacob Cherry
  • Samuel Dainton
  • Breanna DeSimone
  • Sarah Dirndorfer
  • Rachel Donohue
  • Alexandra Edwards
  • Melanie Exler
  • Cara Gose
  • Kate Heintzelman
  • Conor Hoffman
  • Kelsey Horn
  • Matenyeh Kaba
  • Alexandra Krall
  • Juliette Lawless
  • Maya Marks
  • Sierra Merson
  • Annisha Montgomery
  • Hayley Phelps
  • Paige Roberts
  • Alba Sarria
  • Megan Schultz
  • Andrew Smiglowski
  • Sonia Sotoglo
  • Giselle Tolentino
  • Kasey Zeller

The William Heath Award

The William Heath Award is an honor earned by the student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in creative writing.

For more than twenty-five years, Dr. William Heath taught American literature and creative writing at Mount St. Mary’s University. In 2007 he retired as a Professor Emeritus. His courses inspired much of the poetry and fiction that appeared in Lighted Corners since its inception in 1981. As advisor to Lighted Corners, he helped the magazine grow.

Heath’s most recent book, William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest, recently won two prestigious Golden Spur awards from the Western Writers of America. Heath’s awards were for Best Western Historical Nonfiction and Best First Nonfiction Book. He is also the author of three novels Devil Dancer, Blacksnake’s Path: The True Adventures of William Wells, The Children Bob Moses Led, and a book of poems, The Walking Man. In 2016 Conversations with Robert Stone was published by the University of Mississippi Press.

Visit Dr. Heath's website for additional information. >


Recipients

  • 2018 • Trevor J. Fulmer and Maggie McCormick
  • 2017 • Joseph Theis
  • 2016 • Samantha Solis
  • 2015 • Kaitlyn M. Bryans
  • 2014 • Bernadette Olivia Gorman
  • 2013 • Melissa Caffrey
  • 2012 • Karolina Gajdeczka
  • 2011 • Erica Szalkowski
  • 2010 • Chelsea Baranoski
  • 2009 • Caitlin Finnerty
  • 2008 • Annie Hilliard
  • 2007 • Emily J. Catron