By Natalie Orga, Contributing Writer
The Mercury, the student art and literary magazine of Gettysburg College, encourages students to submit original works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or visual art by January 31.
The Mercury was founded in 1893, making it one of the oldest publications on campus. It is also a student-run publication; each year, all of the editor and staff positions are elected anonymously by students. Once the staff selects and edits the issue’s submissions, the magazine is published in both digital and physical form. The physical magazine is a glossy, full-color book in which students are able to view their own work in print. In its digital form, The Mercury is an Open Access resource, meaning people all over the globe have free access to read, view, and download the student work published by the magazine.
Submitting original works of art or writing to The Mercury is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to get published, circulate their work, and begin growing their audience. Some works are downloaded hundreds of times across the world. Students can even track when and where their works are being viewed on the Cupola website. Additionally, The Mercury offers annual cash prizes to the author or artist of the best submission in each genre.
The deadline to submit work to The Mercury for this year’s publication has been extended to January 31. The Mercury accepts all styles of writing and art — visual art of any medium is welcome. Submissions can be posted through the Cupola website.