The Greenspring Review is entering Fall 2021 with an expanded staff and lots of new programming, including contests, events, and a new podcast.
The magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief Josie Hunter announced a much-expanded staff, including Associate Editor and Poetry Section Editor Leah Bayley-Hay and Prose Section Editor Hannah Bagley. Aiding them are Assistant Poetry Editors Briana “Breezy” Lee, Jacob Sell, David Orenberg, and Sam Stephenson, Assistant Prose Editors Megan Ovungal, Jeremiah Zaeske, Jazmine Holman, Janel Heasley, and Marisa Sloan. Assistant Media Editors Hailey Apperson and Sam Stephenson curate the magazine’s media content while AJ Brown heads up Marketing for the publication.
Editor-in-Chief Hunter notes that, “Being the Greenspring Review's Editor-in-Chief has been a dream of mine since I joined the editorial staff my freshman year, so I take my position very seriously. While I'm having fun doing it, I want to continue to elevate the organization, make it more than a literary and media magazine, and include the greater Stevenson community into what we're doing.”
To this end, the magazine has already reached out to the SU community with its new podcast called In the Room. The staff is currently sponsoring two contests related to the podcast—one for a logo design and another for its theme music. The podcast’s first fall event will be a live interview and taping with SU Adjunct English Professor and author Deirdre Danklin on Friday, Oct 15 at 5 pm. Danklin will read from her novella Catastrophe, which won the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize and is forthcoming from Texas Review Press in Spring 2022. A second episode featuring a student writer and artist is planned for release later in the semester.
Also coming this fall are bi-weekly write-ins. The first write-in is Thursday, Oct 7 at 5-6 pm in SBL 302. Write-ins provide an opportunity to spend some focused time with other student writers. Attendees can discuss their projects or just hunker down and get some writing done, fueled by the shared motivation of the room.
This fall will also see the return of the popular GSR Book Club, a Latinx Heritage Month Book Giveaway on Instagram, a Halloween party with an open mic, and a Pass-A-Poem Instagram event during Thanksgiving week.
The staff is also busily working on the Fall issue and invites submissions through November 19, 2021.