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American University Students
Read the Queue!

October 16, 2023

photo by Johanna Egan

This week, students from Chloe Yelena Miller‘s class at American University will read our submission queue. The students will select three pieces to send directly to our senior editors for consideration. We asked the students to answer a few questions about themselves. Read on for their answers!

Who are you?

We are the creative writing nonfiction workshop class made up of juniors and seniors at American University. We are: Liah Argiropoulos, Madeleine Corrigan, Anna Culbertson, Johanna Egan, Leena Hanson, Angelina Kerik, Lulwa Khalifa, Meagan Proksch, Annika Rennaker, Connaught Riley, Grace Rolen, Sean Sawyer, Skye Saydah, and Alyse Wright-Webb

Where are you from?

Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon , Texas, and Washington, D.C.

What do you hope to learn from reading the submissions?

We hope this will expose us to different writing techniques and styles that can better inform our own writing. We’d like to learn more about how to write flash, especially how to tell a quality story that leaves a strong impression in such few words. Lastly, we hope to learn more about the publication process, including how pieces are chosen for publication.   

What topics are you currently writing about? 

Mental health, grief and loss, sports as culture, fashion and music, abnormal family structures, sexuality, relationships, religion, family, and identity




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