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Digressions literary magazine releases Volume 15

Explores "complexities of humanity"

Looking for some summer reading? Check out the latest volume of Digressions literary magazine, which showcases the “the complexities of humanity” and the themes of human emotion, nature, revolution, rebuilding and more.

“We don't choose a theme prior to receiving submissions; we feel that would be too limiting for students who submit,” said Nicole Chavannes, Digressions editor-in-chief, who recently graduated from NSU with a B.A. in English and entered NSU’s M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program. “Instead, we want them to submit whatever work they feel comfortable submitting and based on the submissions we accept to the magazine, we discover the overall theme.”


Sponsored by the Department of Writing and Communication in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Digressions is the university’s student-run literary magazine featuring original works of poetry, short fiction, artwork, and photography from NSU undergraduate and graduate students. The magazine is published annually in the winter semester.
Volume 15, published in April 2018, is Digressions’ largest volume with 50 pages of art and written works. The magazine received more than 100 submissions — a record number for the publication.

“Due to Hurricane Irma, we worried about having enough submissions to even print a magazine this year,” said Associate Professor of Writing and Digressions Faculty Adviser Molly Scanlon, Ph.D. “NSU’s students quickly assuaged our fears.”
The magazine continues to evolve both in its development and production, Scanlon said. This year, faculty and staff favorites were printed in the magazine rather than being announced.

Looking ahead to future volumes, Chavannes hopes to see a variety of submissions and contributors and hopes to increase awareness of Digressions on campus, she said.

“I think art is such a great outlet for anyone, but especially for college students,” she said. “To be recognized for your work and have it published and to be able to share it with others is such a great feeling, so I hope more students learn about the magazine and contribute, even if that just means reading it and supporting their peers.”

Check out Volume 15 here. Learn more about Digressions and other student opportunities in the Department of Writing and Communication here.

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