The 2018 editors have officially been decided! So that you guys can get to know us a little bit, we thought we'd share a little about who we are with you.
Managing Editor- Rachel Seegmiller
Rachel Seegmiller is very excited to be this year's managing editor for The Southern Quill. A fourth-something-year student at Dixie State University, she is heavily involved in both the English and Biology Departments. She wants to help others while, someday, traveling the world and write stories about her adventures. When she's not at school, she volunteers at a clinic, plans her next big adventure, or spends time with friends and family.
Creative Nonfiction Editor - Jancyn Mitchell
Jancyn was born and raised in Southern Utah and will have a hard time leaving when the time comes. When she's not at school or working part-time as a job coach, she is living as an old lady in a twenty-something-year-old body: crocheting, drinking tea and listening to audio books.
Fiction Editor - Graham Bany
Graham enjoys cheap tacos, voraciously reading all things Vonnegut or Bukowski, and writing poetry in his spare time. He is a frequent concert goer and looks forward to getting rowdy with or without friends at any show. Among other things, he is a disability advocate, little league football referee, coffee enthusiast, an amateur Post Malone look-a-like, and a hopelessly optimistic romantic.
Poetry Editor - Isabel Rodriguez
Isabel is a freshman at Dixie State University, majoring in theater and minoring in creative writing. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, and ever since her 2003 short story about an evil potato, storytelling has been a second nature to her. In addition to being editor for Southern Quill, she is a member of the presidency for Weavers of Words, the creative writing club on campus. She hopes to one day be a known member in the poetry community, and knows that these are great opportunities to help get her foot in the door.
Young Writers Editor - Jim Lupher
Originally from the heart of Wyoming, Jim Lupher has trapped many beavers and muskrats in his life, far more than any of the other editors. Last year, Jim transferred to Dixie State as a Literary Studies major. He can see through three different types of wood; and aluminum, provided it is no thicker than 3/8 of an inch. In his free time he dabbles in writing, reads, and spends wandering the mountains and deserts of the Southwest.
Visual Arts Editor - Madison Geilmann
Madison Geilmann, or Madi as her friends like to call her, was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. She is currently studying Art with a minor in English and aspires to one day save the world. A desert dweller at heart, Madi moved to St. George with ambitions of traversing every trail and hammocking in every tree (not too difficult of a feat considering trees are a rarity to come by). She also can't go a day without eating peanut butter or petting a dog.
Now that we are properly introduced, we are very excited to be apart of this year's publication of The Southern Quill, and we are more than thrilled to receive your work! We wish you all the best in your submissions to us now and all your future literary endeavors.