Lori Nevole (president)
Evan Pille (primary programmer)
Alexa Horn (treasurer)
The undergraduate literary journal of UNL, supported by the English Department and the University of Nebraska Foundation, Laurus publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual artwork created exclusively by UNL undergraduates. The annual issue is published in the spring.
Spring 2017 Issue of LaurusNow Available for Purchase: $5 Each
List of contributors:
Lori Nevole (president)
Dr. Michael Page
To contact the editors about questions or queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2016-17 Laurus Award winners!
First Place: Lane Chasek, "The New New Age"
Second Place (tie): Cassandra Kernick, "I am Runza Rex" and Lindsey Hand, "Rodent Girl"
Third Place: Lindsey Hand, "7-2-16"
First Place: Faith Thomas, "Excavation"
Second Place: Megan Ekstrom, "Nebraska Gothic Vignettes"
Third Place: Olivia Miller, "Unspoken"
First Place: Keith Buswell, "Masculinity in the Microscopic Cosmos"
Second Place: Connor Rodenbaugh, "Rex"
Laurus is the undergraduate literary journal of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, supported by the English Department and the University of Nebraska Foundation. Laurus is a registered student organization at UNL. Laurus publishes fiction, poetry, non-fiction and visual artwork created exclusively by UNL undergraduates. The annual issue is published in the spring.
Laurus was founded in 1983. The 2015 publication will be the 22nd edition. Over the years, Laurus has published early work by such notable writers as Timothy Schaffert (1990), Amil Quayle (1987, 1989), Amy Knox Brown (1987, 1989), James Cihlar (1989), Erin Flanagan (1994), Rainbow Rowell (1996), and Danielle Luther-Luebbe (2005). Schaffert was also an editor in 1991, as was Pulitizer Prize finalist Lee Martin in 1992. Faculty advisors over the years have included James Roberts, Marcia Southwick, Judith Slater, Anthony Hawley, John Chavez and John Schulze, and Michael Page.
Recently retired Professor of Poetry Greg Kuzma had the longest tenure as faculty advisor, through much of the 1990s and 2000s. Greg writes, “My work with Laurus was the most important service work I did for UNL. During the years I was advisor Laurus became entirely an undergraduate literary and fine arts magazine, printing only undergrads and edited by undergrads. I had no hand in the choices selected to publish, although I did do a lot of the proofreading. We worked hard to print full color covers, gained funding from the Art Department to support cover art and inside art, and reached out across campus to try to become a campus wide magazine. We published literary criticism, stories and poems, plays, panel discussions, essays on science and sociology, book and film reviews. For many years Laurus was the most exciting thing I did at UNL.” Through Greg’s efforts, Laurus has become an important institution within the UNL English Department.
If you would like to purchase the 2016 issue of Laurus, copies are available at the English Department office and at the University Bookstore and other area bookstores. To order past issues, e-mail Michael Page at email@example.com.