The Pen


Be Published in USCB's Literary Journal

The Pen Crew Group PictureThe Pen is a five-time national award-winning literary journal sponsored by USCB’s student-led organization, the Society of Creative Writers. It is produced under the English, Arts, & Interdisciplinary Studies department at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and is advised by Dr. Ellen Malphrus. This publication features creative works from students across all three of USCB's campuses. Accepted submissions include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, music, and visual arts of all types. The Pen proudly showcases the creative works of its student and alum contributors, and The Pen Practicum (ENGL 211) serves as a credit-earning course for students from any major who wish to gain transferable skills and experience in the editing and publishing world.

A word document for criteria can be downloaded by clicking the button below.

submission guidelines

To submit, or for more information, email the editorial board at ThePenUSCB@gmail.com

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USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Fall 2023

 

 

Download the Latest Edition
Fall 2023
Edited by Sophia McKeehan, Chad Merritt, Elizabeth Blanchard, Jackson Cox, Logan Murray, Rebecca Taliaferro, Hope Taylor, and Kathryn Tovar.

 

Selected Past Editions:

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Spring 2023

 

 

Spring 2023
Edited by Selena Menjivar, Sophia McKeehan, Elizabeth Blanchard, Hudson DeLoach, Jake McClave, Chad Merritt, Hope Taylor, Patti Teter, and Kathryn Tovar.

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Spring 2022

 

 

Fall 2022
Edited by Selena Menjivar, Hudson Deloach, Patti Teter and Sophia McKeehan.

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Spring 2022

 

 

Spring 2022
Edited by Selena Menjivar, Mackenzie Ware, Robert-Nickell Bilgen, Patti Teter, Samantha Derenthal, and Sophia McKeehan.

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Fall 2017

 

 

Fall 2017
Edited by Amanda Mazeika, Angela Stevens, Cecelia Codling, Christopher Hunt, Maddie Csernica, Madison Hayes, Matthew Rodriguez, and Selena Menjivar. Graphic design by Timothy Devine.

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Spring 2017

 

 

Spring 2017
Edited by Alexis Henderson, Samantha Jones. Christopher Hunt, Madison Hayes, and Jayme Brinson.
Graphic design by Timothy Devine.

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Fall 2016

 

 

Fall 2016
Edited by Jeremy Breland, Tia Dobson, Katie Hart, Alexis Henderson, Mahogany Hickman, Emily Miller, and Zoe Slingluff. Graphic design by Bill Lisbon.

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Spring 2016

 

 

Spring 2016
Edited by Katie Hart, Alexis Henderson, Elizabeth Higginbotham, Brenda Hill, Bill Lisbon, Ciera Love, and Kat Trent.

 

 

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Fall 2015

 

 

Fall 2015
Edited by Katie Hart, Alexis Henderson, Brenda Hill, Bill Lisbon, Ciera Love, and Taylor Piscitello.

 

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Spring 2015

 

 

Spring 2015
Edited by Katie Hart, Alexis Henderson, Brenda Hill, Bill Lisbon, Ciera Love, Taylor Riley, and Kat Trent.

 

 

 

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Fall 2014

 

 

Fall 2014
Edited by Alexis Henderson, Bill Lisbon, Ciera Love, and Kat Trent.

 

 

 

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Fall 2013

 

 

Fall 2013
Edited by Scotti DeRouen, Sarah Doty, and Victoria Hilton.

 

 

 

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Spring 2013

 

 

Spring 2013
Edited by Samantha Clevinger and David Goff.

 

 

 

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Fall 2012

 

 

Fall 2012
Edited by Samantha Clevinger, David Goff, and Matthew Piscitello.

 

 

 

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Spring 2012

 

 

Spring 2012
Edited by Samantha C. Phillips.

 

 

 

USCB Society of Creative Writers - The Pen Spring 2011

 

 

Spring 2011
Edited by T.R. Kirkpatrick and Cindy White.

 

 

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