College of Arts and Sciences


These magazines are all available for student submissions:

Elements Literary Magazine

  • Elements, Western Illinois University’s Literary Magazine, has been publishing creative writing and artwork from WIU students for over 50 years.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Erika Wurth

The Mirror & The Lamp

  • A publication of the Phi Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Western Illinois University. Publishes stories about students, faculty, alumni, news, events, and much more within the English department.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Banash

SITREP: Veteran Perspectives on Combat and Peace

  • SITREP: Veteran Perspectives on Combat and Peace seeks to provide a forum for veterans to share their rich, meaningful, complex, and often difficult experiences via literary (poetry, fiction, non-fiction) and visual art, both online and in a physical text.
  • Faculty Advisors: Dr. Jacque Wilson and Barb Lawhorn

Western Voices

  • Western Voices is a publication of the best writers who won the Leland Essay Contest for English 100, 180, and 280, which is part of the Western Writing Program. Contest winners are published online and used as readings in many composition courses. Also, winners in each course level get monetary prizes!
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Magdelyn Helwig


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