Widener Ink

At Widener, students discover the expressive power of the creative arts through Widener Ink.

Widener Ink (formerly the Pioneer Review) is Widener's literary journal on campus that publishes a print issue every spring.

The journal takes submissions of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama, and art, ranging from drawings, paintings, sketches, and graphic design, from Widener students at any level of learning. The staff of editors review all submissions, select those that will appear in the journal, and offer feedback on the selected pieces with suggestions for improvement. Widener Ink gives students the opportunity to receive publication credit. Additionally, working on the journal's staff gives students hands-on experience in editing and publishing.

To contact us, please e-mail widener.ink@gmail.com.

Read the 2013 issue (cover)--the first one under the name Widener Ink.

Read the 2011 issue (cover) and the 2010 issue of the Pioneer Review.

2013-2014 Submissions Instructions & Guidelines

  • E-mail all submissions to widener.ink@gmail.com. No hard copies will be accepted.
  • Submit no more than five pieces.
  • All submissions for the 2015 issue will be due on December 14, 2014. Start now!

Written Submissions

  • Include a title page with:
  1. Your contact information: name and e-mail address.
  2. A list of titles for your pieces, the category they fit into (poetry, fiction, etc.), and the page lengths of each.
  3. A short biography of no more than four sentences.
  • Start a new piece on a new page.

Art Submissions

  • All submissions should be sent in either black and white or both black and white and color formats.
  • File format should be jpeg or tiff.
  • All art must be press-ready in high resolution for printing: 300 dpi or higher and a minimum of 3 x 3 inches (larger is better).
  • Include a title page with:
  1. Your contact information: name and e-mail address.
  2. A list of titles for your pieces.
  3. A short biography of no more than four sentences.

2013-2014 Staff

  • Editor-in-Chief: Autumn Heisler
  • Senior Editors: Rina Bhalodi, Emily DeFreitas, Devon Fiore, Taylor Jones, Maria Klecko, Evan Kramer, Anna McCormick, Sierra Offutt, Kimberlee Roberts, Veronica Vasquez
  • Editors: Sara Hufnagle, Emma Irving, Amanda Joseph, Christine Kunzler, Treasure Love, Leyette Moll, Katherine Rogan, Jennifer Rohrbach, Joshua Schneider, Gianna Sheridan, Kelsey Styles, Joseph Weaver
  • Advisors: Jeannine McKnight and Dr. Kenneth Pobo