2019 Kolob Canyon Review is OUT!

On April 10th at 4 p.m. The Kolob Canyon Review’s reading and release party was held at the Southern Utah Museum of Art.

KCR’s advisor, Kelly Ferguson thanked those in attendance and recognized the hard work of those who helped put the 2019 edition together. Editor-in-chief Zac Van Pelt, offered a warm welcome and hosted the event.

The peer-reviewed literary journal “gives undergraduate students the opportunity to edit, design, and distribute” the creative work of students, faculty, and alumni from Southern Utah University. It features fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and even photography.

The Kolob Canyon Review’s mission is “to discover and nurture new literary and visual artists and to provide a forum for publishing and presenting their work to the public.”

The event showcased readings from contributors: Megan Wilson, Madeline Peck, Courtney Hofland, Tawni Werber, Whitney Brown, Zac Van Pelt, Dr. Kyle Bishop, Madeline Walters, Yali Huang, Hannah Lindsey, Megan Warner, Christien Coombs, Lucy Tayco, Michael Atwood, Peyton Carter, and Janzen Jorgenson.

Lucy Tayco, a senior at SUU and a Creative Writing major, read her writing at the event. Her Creative Nonfiction piece was entitled, “Cedar City.”

She said regarding the event and her work, “I was published in the KCR last year, and it’s awesome to see how packed the event is this year. My piece was just about random interesting things I’ve noticed when I’ve been out and about.”

Submissions for next years issue of the Kolob Canyon Review are now open and will close November 1st. Send submissions to kolobcanyonreview@gmail.com


Story by: Elizabeth Armstrong
Photo by: Alexis J. Taylor