Kolob Canyon Review Publishes 2018 Issue

On March 22 from 6-7 p.m. SUU’s literary journal, the Kolob Canyon Review (KCR), held a reading and release party for its 2018 issue at the Southern Utah Museum of Art in conjunction with the annual bachelor’s of fine art gallery exhibition.

According to the KCR Mission Statement, The KCR accepts both literary and visual submissions from poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction to photographs, comics and more.

“The literary magazine has always been a collaboration between the English department and the art department,” Kelly Ferguson, assistant professor of English and faculty advisor for the KCR, said. She thanked those in attendance for their support of the journal.

She thanked Mary Page, professional in residence for graphic design and graphic design coordinator for the KCR, and Shaena Dansie, publication designer and senior graphic design major for designing this year’s journal and the student staff who read and selected submissions for publication. Ferguson also noted that contributors to the KCR are eligible for one free copy of the issue.

Editor-in-Chief Caleb Deane, a senior English major from Newmarket, New Hampshire, hosted the publishing party.

“Another year, another KCR,” Deane said. “I’m so excited to finally have it in my hands.”

Deane introduced each contributor to the KCR who read that night by a short bio and their piece or pieces selected for publication. Those who read are as follows:

  • Rebekah Smith
  • Paisha Coleman
  • Megan Fairbanks
  • Peyton Carter
  • Hannah Duncan
  • Shawn Burnham
  • Lee Shurtleff
  • Hannah Lindsay
  • Lessa Mansfield
  • Aubrey Boneck
  • Caleb Deane
  • Alexis Taylor
  • Zac Van Pelt

At the conclusion of the readings, Deane announced that Van Pelt, who was assistant editor of the KCR this year, would succeed him as Editor-in-Chief for 2019 for which submissions are now open.

For more information, to purchase a copy, or to submit to the upcoming issue contact the KCR staff at kolobcanyonreview@gmail.com

Story by
Megan Fairbanks

Photo by
Haleigh Clemens