The Mockingbird is the student literary/arts magazine published as a partnership between the East Tennessee State University Department of Literature and Language and the Department of Art & Design. The Mockingbird staff and contributors are all students, some submitting their creative works for the first time. Traditionally, the call for literary submissions occurs early during the fall semesters. The Department of Literature and Language does not manage art submissions for The Mockingbird; the Department of Art & Design provides work from its annual student awards. We encourage all ETSU students to participate in creating The Mockingbird.
The editor of The Mockingbird's 41st issue is Maggie Colvett. As an undergraduate, she has attended ETSU and the University of Manchester, and will graduate in 2014 as a University Honors Scholar with a B.A. in English. Her main academic interests are classical languages, American roots music, and ancient and contemporary poetry. She has given readings of her poems at the Boland Undergraduate Research Symposium and as a featured performer at the "Re-Generation" Story & Poetry Slam, which is co-sponsored by ETSU's Storytelling Program and the Department of Literature & Language. She also occasionally hosts the Poetry Open Mic event sponsored by the Department of Literature & Language. Her poems have appeared in previous editions of The Mockingbird. Colvett is a Johnson City native who divides her time between ETSU and Piney Flats, TN, where her family keeps guineas, ducks, and many dozens of chickens.
Beginning with the 2010/2011 issue, The Mockingbird began a new fixed format for publication. The magazine appreciates the assistance of the ETSU Press in making this change; we especially appreciate Jeanette Henry's design expertise. You can read the full texts of the 2010/2011 and 2012 issues in this site's archive, where we will also begin to post representative pieces from our entire publishing history. The uploading of the archive is a time-consuming project, so please bear with us.
Thank you for visiting our website; if you are an ETSU student, we hope to receive some of your work for consideration for an upcoming issue of The Mockingbird.