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In 2016, Calliope received seven Creative Non-Fiction (CNF), forty-six Art, eighteen Fiction, and sixty-four Poetry submissions. In the end, ten poems, six short stories, seven pieces of art, and four CNF pieces (amongst three different universities) were published.

Stats about 2017 Edition
  • 10/64 Poetry Submissions Published (15.63%)
  • 6/18 Fiction Submissions Published (33.33%)
  • 7/46 Art Submissions Published (15.22%)
  • 4/7 CNF Submissions Published (57.14%)

In 2017, Calliope saw an increase in Fiction and Art from the previous year, but a decline in Poetry. In addition, we did not have any submissions for drama to publish in the 2017 publication. Overall, the pieces were excellent and deserved publication.

Over the past few years, Calliope has seen a decline in the number of universities that have people submit to the magazine. The 2017 edition saw submissions from three universities. However, only three of the submissions came from outside Mount Union, meaning that 132 submissions (97.78% of the total) came from the University of Mount Union.

The photo on this page, "A Woman Born from Fire" by Abbey Schlanz, was chosen as the cover by the Calliope staff.

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Check out the following categories for published submissions. Click on the category name to see all publications. If you have any questions about submissions, feel free to contact us.



Click on one of them to read it or get further information. All the winners of the fiction section come the University of Mount Union.


Click on one of them to see it or get further information. The winners of the art section come from West Liberty University and the University of Mount Union.

Creative Non-Fiction

Click on one of them to read it or get further information. The winners of the creative non-fiction section all come from the University of Mount Union.


The following universities were involved with Calliope's 2016 edition: University of Mount Union, West Liberty University, and Wheeling Jesuit University. The submissions for 2016 were judged by the following people.

Amit Majmudar, Poetry

Amit Majmudar

Named Poet Laureate of Ohio in 2015, Amit Majmudar is an American novelist, poet, and essayist. He earned his B.S. at the University of Akron and his M.D. at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Majmudar has published two poetry collections: 0°, 0° (2009), a finalist for a Poetry Society of America’s Norma Faber First Book Award, and Heaven and Earth (2011), which was chosen for a Donald Justice prize. His poetry has also been featured in numerous anthologies.

Bob Buganski, Art

Robert Buganski

Bob Buganski has been teaching at the University of Mount Union since 2003. Prior to joining the Mount Union faculty, he taught at Cleveland Institute of Art, Kent State University, Youngstown State University, University of New Hampshire, University of Maine, Brown University and Plymouth State College. His works have been featured in galleries in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, Indiana, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Rudolph Delson, Fiction

Rudolph Delson

Rudolph Delson is an American author most well-known for his debut novel Maynard and Jessica published in 2007, as well as his 2010 novel How to Win Her Love. He also has written an online comedy project titled To Hell With You. Delson earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 1997 and graduated from NYU Law School in 2002.

Chelsea Shar, Creative Nonfiction

Chelsea Shar

Chelsea Shar is a news reporter at The Alliance Review. Previously, she has written for Ashland Times-Rep and The Canton Repository and held internships with Catholic News Service and Washington Journalism Center, where she studied.