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"I hope everyone is safely settling into their schedules and adjusting to this year’s changes.

My name is Sarah Weynand, and I am the Executive Editor of the Manuscript Society Literary and Arts Journal for the 2020-2021 school year. One of our main goals is to reach out to all students on campus and establish a creatively diverse student body. We need to hear the voices and read the stories of our community now more than ever. Last year, we would have board members and staff go to classes with a pamphlet about Manuscript. However, most classes are virtual, and we would rather preserve safety than go to the face-to-face classes that are in session.

Instead, we have created the above video about Manuscript and everything we are planning this year. We greatly appreciate any support of Manuscript’s aim to involve the entire campus in our efforts.

Current students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to submit."

-Sarah Weynand, Executive Editor of the Manuscript Society 2020-2021

The Manuscript Society of Wilkes University has been publishing its creative written and visual art magazine, Manuscript, continuously since 1947. Currently, the student-led editorial staff publishes one issue per year, and copies are complimentary.

Executive Editor
Sarah Weynand
Assistant Editor
Rashonda Montgomery
Art/Layout/Copy Editor
Haley Katona
Social Media/Photo Editor
Emily Cherkauskas
Assistant
Olivia Lombardi
Editors at Large
Jordyn Williams
Ashley Wallace
Faculty Advisors
Dr. Chad Stanley
Dr. Mischelle Anthony

In preparation for a career in editing, publishing, or creative writing, any Wilkes student is welcome to submit to or work on the editorial board of the Manuscript Society and critique a variety of creative pieces, including visual art, from Wilkes faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

This process includes creative work-shopping, copy-editing, and layout. Wilkes students may elect to enroll in ENG 190 B, Projects in Writing: Manuscript, for one (1) credit of coursework. Meetings are held during club hours each semester. Monthly campus poetry readings are open to the Wilkes Community and greater public. The end product is a published, award-winning magazine. The Manuscript Society's faculty advisors are Dr. Mischelle Anthony and Dr. Chad Stanley.

For more information or questions about the Manuscript Society, or to procure your own complimentary copy of Manuscript, please email magazine@wilkes.edu.

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Submissions are open to all Wilkes University students, faculty, staff and alumni
  • Individuals may submit creative fiction, creative nonfiction/short personal essays, poetry, photography, drawings, paintings, digital art, and music compositions
  • Each individual may submit up to five (5) written and/or visual pieces
  • Written submissions may be up to five (5) pages in length

All submissions must be emailed to magazine@wilkes.edu from a Wilkes email address no later than midnight on March 31, 2020 to be considered for the 2019 - 2020 issue of the Manuscript. If you have any questions regarding this process, or about the magazine, feel free to email one of the editors or a faculty advisor. You can also contact us at: