For 22 years, The Lehigh Review has been providing students the opportunity to publish works of the arts and sciences. The Review will be returning again this year to celebrate the unveiling of its 23rd publication April 28 in the Alumni Memorial Building Atrium.
The Lehigh Review is an undergraduate-run publication that showcases the best written and visual research from Lehigh students. This year’s Review publication will include the works of 25 Lehigh undergraduates. Sotto Santi, Deja Brew and Lehigh Catering will provide light refreshments and a copy of the journal at this year’s publication party.
“The Lehigh Review offers an opportunity for students to have their work published in a professional undergrad publication that is seen by the entire Lehigh community, and that can be an impressive addition to C.V.s and resumes,” said Laura Kremmel, the adviser of the Review. “It’s also a wonderful opportunity for students interested in publishing, editing, design and marketing to gain experience in those areas.”
The call for applications goes out in November, and students are required to write a few paragraphs in response to the same question. The Lehigh Review staff is then selected from those applications, and each member is given permission to register for the course. Staff positions are one credit, and the three major editor positions, including editor-in-chief, graphic design editor and marketing editor, are worth four credits.
Betsey Powers, ’17, is the copy-editor for The Lehigh Review and helped to select which essays and artwork to publish in the journal.
Powers and the rest of the staff met as a group to discuss and decide the pieces best reflecting the interests for The Review. This involved using an elimination process, and the work that was narrowed down to the last round was ranked among the staff, and then published. Powers helped edit the essays and said she was responsible for editing grammar, creating citations and formatting the essay in Chicago style.
Powers said she applied for the position as copy-editor because she has a passion for writing and thought it would allow her to learn the various components of producing a published work.
Erin Lidl, ’15, a psychology major with a studio art minor, has paintings and mixed media work being featured in this year’s Review.
“Getting involved with The Lehigh Review is really simple,” Lidl said. “All you have to do is submit your work (essays or artwork) before the deadline and make sure they meet submission criteria.”
Lidl’s professors encouraged her to submit her work in The Review and found it appealing as a chance to be published before she graduates in the spring.
Kremmel also said each author receives a prize for having his or her work published in the journal.
“The journal is entirely student-run, including balancing the budget, advertising, evaluating submissions, editing and proofreading, designing the layout and planning the publication party,” Kremmel said. “And the final product is always stunning.”