Greensboro College Literary Magazine Wins First Place Nationally. Again. And Again.

January 11, 2019 2:05 pm
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2017-2018 edition of The Lyre, Greensboro College’s literary magazine, has won first place nationally in its division from the American Scholastic Press Association for the fourth year in a row and the sixth time in seven years.

The magazine previously won with its 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, and 2012 editions. Its 2011 edition placed second nationally. It competes in the category of magazines from schools with enrollments between 1,001 and 1,700.

Contributor Benedict Burgess, a senior theatre/acting and English major from Earlysville, Va., also received the Outstanding Story award from ASPA for his nonfiction piece in the issue, “Lilly.” That award covers schools of all sizes.

The magazine’s editorial board included:

  • Savannah “Savvy” Bowen ’17, an English and Communication Studies major from Greensboro, N.C.
  • Timothy Crowell ’20, a psychology and English & Communication Studies major from Pinnacle, N.C.
  • Adelaide Elliott ’19, an English and Communication Studies major from Walnut Cove, N.C.
  • Tess Perdue ’21, an English and political science major from Asheboro, N.C.

The American Scholastic Press Association, based in College Point, N.Y., holds an annual contest that honors outstanding yearbooks, newspapers and magazines produced by high-school and college students.

The Lyre, founded in 1956, includes fiction, poetry, essays and art in a variety of media from students, faculty, staff and alumni of Greensboro College.

The magazine’s adviser is L. Wayne Johns, professor of English. For more information about the college’s literary magazine and student newspaper, The Collegian, which Johns also advises, contact him at 336-272-7102, ext. 5415, or email wayne.johns@greensboro.edu.

Johns holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, an M.F.A. from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. He joined the faculty in 2007.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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