ABOUT THE 2020 INKWELL

The Inkwell Literary Journal is an online and print magazine published every two years by students taking the course, Publishing the Magazine at California University of Pennsylvania. 

Since its first publication in 2005, The Inkwell has reflected the intellectual accomplishments of its student body and faculty through a carefully curated submissions process developed by our editorial team. By selecting pieces for publication, The Inkwell team promotes and exhibits the growth of creative endeavors within the campus community. 

This year's Inkwell showcases work that illustrates artists’ ability to present style, substance, and ingenuity that exalts the personal and cultural manifestation of resilience.

The 2020 Inkwell is dedicated to Jamain "Juice" Stephens (1999-2020) and all the lives lost due to COVID-19.

Logo & banner design by Melisa Lynn.

To view the print edition of The 2020 Inkwell, visit: Print Edition

To view past editions of The Inkwell, visit http://sai.calu.edu/inkwell/.

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EDITORS & STAFF MEMBERS

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CIERA JONES

Editor-in-Chief

"So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say." -Virginia Woolf

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BRENT ZAVISLAK

Assistant Editor

"Normality is a paved road. It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow." -Vincent Van Gogh

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JOHANNA EISEL

Poetry-Fiction Editor

“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”
-Mary Shelley

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MEGHAN SHAFFER

Nonfiction-Journalism Editor

“We all just want to hear the gun go off.”
-Bryce Oakley Frye

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HANNAH WYMAN

Webzine-Print Editor

"I have never written a word that did not come from my heart. I never shall." -Nellie Bly

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JEROMY MACKEY

Publicity-Art Editor

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone, even if you believe in something strongly." -Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

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RAVEN GARRETT

Poetry-Fiction Staff

“If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”
-Maya Angelou

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HAILEY HART

Poetry-Fiction Staff

"Life doesn't give us purpose, we give life purpose." -The Flash, DC Comics

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DEREK KIRK

Poetry-Fiction Staff

"Never stop fighting for what you believe in." -Overwatch character, Ana Amari

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TONY MACHORRO-ROBINSON

Poetry-Fiction Staff

“Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.” -Thomas Dewar

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JACOB BROWN

Nonfiction-Journalism Staff

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” -Hunter S. Thompson

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DARLA CROWLEY

Nonfiction-Journalism Staff

“Do you have the time to listen to me whine
About nothing and everything all at once?
I am one of those
Melodramatic fools
Neurotic to the bone
No doubt about it”

-Basket Case by Green Day

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KORTNIE GOULD

Nonfiction-Journalism Staff

“You don't need to explain your dreams. They belong to you.” -Paulo Coelho

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JONATHAN SAKAGUCHI

Nonfiction-Journalism Staff

"You’re killing me Smalls” -Sandlot

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VEONNA KING

Webzine-Print Staff

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde

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GRACE STRAIT

Webzine-Print Staff

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

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KAITLYN COLLINS

Publicity-Art Staff

"The noblest art is that of making others happy." -P.T. Barnum

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DR. ANTHONY TODD CARLISLE 

Associate Professor of Journalism 

“If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans” -Desiderata  

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CONTRIBUTORS

Paul Cech

Reagan Deery

Steph Elcock

Christina Fisanick

Christopher Girardi

Tracy Clover

Hailey Holley

Adela Howsare-Palacios

Sierra McIntyre

Kim Vanderlaan

Elizabeth Weber