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Department of Literature and Language

The Mockingbird

Submission deadline for The Mockingbird is Monday, November 2nd, 2020.

The Mockingbird is the student literary magazine published by the East Tennessee State University Department of Literature and Language.

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. We encourage all ETSU students, regardless of major, to participate in creating The Mockingbird.

Abby N. Lewis 2020 Mockingbird EditorAbby N. Lewis is editor of The Mockingbird’s 48th volume, scheduled to appear in spring 2021.

Abby graduated from ETSU in 2017 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Creative Writing. She took a gap year to intern in the publishing industry before returning to ETSU to pursue a dual master’s degree in English and Communication & Storytelling Studies. She is also pursuing a certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Abby has interned at half a dozen companies in or related to the publishing industry, most notably Agate Publishing and Dzanc Books, and she has worked as a freelancer for the past three years. The most exciting aspect of publishing is its unpredictable nature.

In 2016, Abby’s first full-length poetry collection, Reticent (Grateful Steps, Inc.), was published. She is also the author of the chapbook This Fluid Journey (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Writing in every genre, Abby’s creative work has been published in over a dozen literary journals and magazines and has won several awards.

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.

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