The Allegheny Review Vol. 33

The 2015 edition of The Allegheny Review is in!

With continual publication for over thirty years, The Allegheny Review is one of America’s few nationwide literary magazines dedicated exclusively to undergraduate works of poetry,
fiction, and nonfiction.  An editorial board made up of Allegheny students edits each issue of the magazine, with help from faculty adviser Christopher Bakken.  Awards in poetry and prose are selected by outside judges each year.

To order a copy, or to find out more, please visit The Allegheny Review website.


Professor Caballero and Professor Lo made it into The Campus!

Professor Caballero and Professor Lo both made it into the Allegheny College newspaper, The Campus, last week!

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Professor Caballero presented her talk titled “Transatlantic Masculinities: Travel Narratives and Models of Military Leadership in the South American Wars of Independence.” Her talk explored the “conceptualizations of masculinity and dynamics between Britain and South America” (The Campus). See the article here .

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Professor Lo organized The First-Generation Group Kickoff Dinner,” which allowed first-generation students to share their personal accounts, giving the students a space to let her voices be heard. See the article here.

We’re so proud! Way to go, you two!

M. Soledad Caballero to Give “Transatlantic Masculinities” Faculty Talk

Professor Caballero invites you to her faculty talk titled: “Transatlantic Masculinities: Travel Narratives and Models of Military Leadership in the South American Wars of Independence.”


The talk is about travel writing, conceptualizations of masculinity, and the dynamics between Britain and South American between the years 1800-1830.  These were the independence years for South America.

The talk will be this Wednesday, April 15th in Campus Center 301/302 at 7 PM and it should not last more than one hour.

There will be refreshments, if that’s an enticement!

Sigma Tau Delta’s Senior Project Book Fair

Come join Allegheny’s very own Sigma Tau Delta for their first ever annual English Senior Project Book Fair! There will be refreshments!


Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ) is an international collegiate honor society for students of English at four-year colleges and universities.

Important Dates

Senior projects being written this semester are due on November 21st.
Proposals & Creative Writing auditions for Spring ’15 senior projects are due on November 3rd.

Call for Submissions: Catfish Creek


Catfish Creek, the national undergraduate literary journal published by Loras College, is now reading for our fifth, to be released in spring of 2015.

Submission Guidelines: Any student currently registered in an undergraduate program is eligible to submit. If we accept your work, we will ask for proof of your current enrollment. All submissions should be sent electronically, as MS-Word (.doc or .docx) or RTF attachments, to Catfish.Creek@loras.edu.  Please specify the genre of your submission (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) in the Subject line of your message. Ex: Fiction submission—“Story Title” All submissions should use standard margins and readable 12-point font (Courier, Times, etc.). Prose (fiction or nonfiction) should be double-spaced, with pages numbered. Also, please provide your name, college affiliation, home and e-mail address on the first page of your submission. This will allow us to contact you with a response. And because we want to know who you are, please include a brief cover letter and short bio in the body of the e-mail. We are now reading for our fourth issue, due out spring 2014. Our reading period is September 1-Dec. 5. Any manuscripts received outside of that time will be deleted unread. As a general rule we place no restrictions on style or subject matter. While we do not consider straight genre pieces (SF, fantasy, horror, etc.) we will consider literary-quality writing that crosses genre lines. We are also not looking for work that depicts excessive violence, though exceptions might be made if the work exhibits literary merit. Catfish Creek will happily read simultaneous submissions, provided that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Response time varies depending on the number of submissions, but we will do our best to respond to you within 3-4 months. Feel free to query the editor at Catfish.Creek@loras.edu if you have not received a reply after six months. Also, please do not send a new submission until we have responded to the first. Payment for accepted works is two copies of the issue. Catfish Creek buys first North American serial rights. Should you re-publish the piece at a later date, we ask that you acknowledge that we published it first. Poetry: No style or length restrictions, though we don’t have room for book-length poems. Submit up to three poems at a time, as separate attachments. Nonfiction: Submit literary nonfiction: memoir, reflective essays, New Journalism-style writing, nature writing. Please submit one essay at a time (unless they are very short, in which case send up to three). Maximum length: 4000 words. Fiction: We’re interested in literary fiction of any style: realistic or experimental, flash fiction, short-shorts, and full-length short stories. Please send one full-length story or up to three flash fiction pieces at a time. Maximum length: 4000 words.
If you’d like to purchase an issue, copies are only $5 (which includes mailing costs).

STAFF: Editor-in-Chief: Andrea Berns Fiction Editor: Colin Halbmaier Nonfiction Editor: Hallie Hayes Poetry Editor: Cassandra Busch Faculty Advisor: William Jablonsky

High School English Position located in Baltimore County, MD

The position is at Sparrows Point High School in Baltimore County, MD.  Our school is the smallest comprehensive high school (800 students) in the 25th largest school district in the country.  We are located on a tributary that feeds the Chesapeake Bay and have an environmental science magnet program.  The position itself would be as an English 10 (world literature) teacher, with 2 classes of vocabulary development.  This assignment can change during the next year, if desired.

Candidates can contact me via email—hmiller2@bcps.org; school phone—410-887-7517; or cell phone 443-567-9752.  As a department chair, I have extensive experience in helping new teachers hone their skills; it’s the best part of my job.