Limestone's Literary Magazine Released On Digital Platform

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:15pm
Candelabra 2020

Limestone College’s 2020 edition of the Candelabra has made its digital debut.

The Candelabra is Limestone’s annual literary magazine, which is published each spring. The publication includes poems, essays, short stories, and artwork that has been submitted by students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, editors worked remotely to complete the magazine, but the virus did not halt the magazine’s recent digital release. The latest issue has also gone to print, and that version will be available as soon as the time of social distancing has come to an end.

“The Candelabra is a celebration of achievements in words, images, and design,” said Assistant Professor of Studio Art & Graphic Design Dr. Jennie Sweo. “It is always a delight to see the works that are submitted from both alumni and students alike. It has been a great pleasure to help guide the publication.”

Readers can view a digital copy of the 2020 edition of the Candelabra by clicking HERE.

In the past, the creators of the magazine have hosted a launch party to celebrate the Candelabra’s completion, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s issue will instead be celebrated in-person with the release of the 2021 Candelabra next spring.

“Having the Candelabra on campus is really important,” said Limestone student Morgan Clementson. “Students expressing themselves through art is something amazing and powerful.”

The student editorial team spent the spring semester editing and producing the magazine.

“The Candelabra gives us students a chance to showcase our talents through something more than just what we do in class,” said Alexandra Young. “The magazine is one of many aspects of Limestone I look forward to each year.”

“It's a group collective of student-centered works,” added student Bailey Penegar. “The Candelabra is a way to get students excited about displaying their works, whether it be physical art, digital art, or literature.”

The Day Campus, Online, and Evening students who submitted their works were from various academic programs. The alumni submissions spanned from recent graduates to those who earned their degrees decades ago.

“The Candelabra, which dates back to the 1950s, has been an important part of Limestone's rich history as a liberal arts institution,” said Professor of English Erin Pushman. “Over the past few years, it has been exciting to see the magazine include works from alumni as well as students. The spring 2020 issue includes compelling, surprising work from many talented people.”