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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 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 2018

Email lightedcorners@msmary.edu with submissions or questions.

Editor

  • Kaela Curcillo

Art Editor

  • Jacob Cherry

Fiction Editors

  • Trevor Fulmer
  • Joseph Aukward

Poetry Editors

  • Leah Hamel
  • Janice Deniel

Social Media Editors

  • Maggie McCormick
  • Samuel Dainton

Advisor

Tom Bligh

 

Staff

  • Elizabeth Brennan

  • Kerri Czekner
  • Rachel Donohue

  • Giovannie Gaston
  • 
Cara Gose

  • Kelsey Horn
  • 
Maggie Horstkamp

  • Adrianna Hyland

  • Alba Sarria

  • Andrew Smiglowski

Contributors

  • John Biesiadecki
  • Jacob Cherry
  • Robin Clarke
  • James Courtney
  • Janice Deniel
  • Breanna DeSimone
  • Rachel Donohue
  • Jill Doyle
  • Alexandra Edwards
  • Trevor Fulmer
  • Cara Gose
  • Dylan Holden
  • Kelsey Horn
  • Esteban Mallar
  • Maggie McCormick
  • Annisha Montgomery
  • Sarah Muir
  • Alba Sarria
  • Dhane Schmelyun
  • Andrew Smiglowski
  • Amelia Trail
  • Michael Wann
  • Britney Wolfe

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