Student Groups

Writing and Publications

  • After Hours Literary Magazine is a publication that seeks to collect creative non-fiction writing in the hopes to elucidate the individual lives and experiences which make up the Wesleyan community. We believe that the storylines which weave themselves through personal writing can reveal better understandings of human beings in ways not shown in the everyday light of regular social interactions. We accept all forms of creative non-fiction: essays, stories, memoirs, paragraphs/segments, abstractions. 
  • The Ankh - Founded in 1985 (and out-of-print since May 2007), The Ankh has served as a vehicle of expression and empowerment for Wesleyan’s students, faculty, and staff of color throughout its history. Originally created to stimulate communication between minority groups and the wider community, The Ankh remains a multi-cultural endeavor. It strives to bridge the gap between communities and foster awareness among them and will work closely with Ujaama, Ajua Campos, Spectrum, African Student Association, The Writer’s Block, and several other groups in achieving this end. While promoting cultural education and political awareness, The Ankh is also informative, artistic, provocative, and fun. It is a celebration of multiple heritages and an expression of their respective hopes, fears, beliefs, and ambitions. The Ankh is fundamentally inclusive, but will not publish any works that promote racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise divisive or destructive opinions or ideas. Its goal is to voice a wide range of experiences to build trust and community.
  • The Book Arts Club  members meet to produce art books and discuss bookbinding techniques and book preservation.
  • The Hangman's Lime is a student-run poetry magazine that puts out one issue per year in late spring. It accepts submissions from the Wesleyan Community at large, and invites any interested students to participate as a member of the editing board, which selects 10-15 poems for publication. 
  • Hermes is Wesleyan University's longest running progressive publication. Hermes was founded in 1975 by a group of student activists as an alternative to the school newspaper, the Argus (the name being a rather blunt reference to the Greek myth in which Hermes slays the hundred-eyed beast, Argus). These days we try to provide a more political, critical, and analytical outlet for campus opinion. We publish several issues a year, with material ranging from campus life, photo essays, short fiction, and opinion pieces, but we tend to focus on activism and social commentary from a variety of viewpoints. Hermes is organized in a collective, non-hierarchical, informal manner. We have no editors-in-chief, no restrictions on staff, and no censorship- all decisions are made by the entire staff. Hermes is a forum for ideas. Anyone is welcome to participate.
  • Historical Narratives is Wesleyan's undergraduate history journal. The journal is designed to showcase the diverse array of historical scholarship produced by Wesleyan undergraduates. It is our hope that publishing our work will allow our discussions and disputes with the past to engage the community at large.
  • Method Magazine strives to promote intellectual and artistic thought on campus by providing an alternate source of news, feature, commentary, art and entertainment. We plan to comment on Wesleyan, society and culture; showcase student work; and report on student life and other current events. Our aim is to compose articles that will be of interest to the entire student body written with journalistic integrity and arranged with artistic and professional style.  
  • Ostranenie Magazine strives to be a venue for all creative and critical work. The magazine, published semesterly, attempts to reflect the topography of creative culture and the work being made right now. Our goal is to publish work in an arena that supercedes genre. 
  • Samizdat Press follows in the tradition of Samizdat, or self publishing. In several different capacities, we seek to give voice to and record student creative work on campus in order to celebrate and document Wesleyan's creative sphere. 
  • SWERVE(D) is a communal database of creativity showcasing the works of artists from the Wesleyan community. Any and everyone is welcome to submit works of poetry, prose, 2-d and 3-d art, photography, sound, and video in order to share what they are working on. Everything submitted will be published. We hope that this will be a resource for people who want their work to be seen and heard as well as for people who want to see and hear what other people on campus are creating.
  • Unlocked Magazine will provide a medium for sexuality through artistic expression. We will provide a space for student artists and writers to display their work. We will challenge sexualnormativity and sexual taboos on campus. We will educate our readers about sexual health, collaborating with other established campus groups such as WesWell. We will provoke and titillate the student body while fighting the stereotypes of modern erotic magazines. Most importantly, Unlocked seeks to bring together a diverse campus community and to combat the idea of sexuality shown in the mainstream media. 
  • The Wesleyan Argus is published by the undergraduates of Wesleyan University. The University does not publish the Argus or influence its content, nor is it responsible for any opinions expressed in the Argus. The Argus is published twice weekly during the school year except in exam periods or recesses.
  • The Wesleyan Poetic Census seeks to serve as a central point of information for all student writing activities, by means of the Wesleyan Poetic Census listserve. Additionally, at the beginning of each semester, the Census will run a campus-wide instant publication initiative to get student work into the community. Each Census installation will be accompanied with a campus-wide open mic event. 

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