"Totem" Literary Magazine Wins Prize in National Competition
Posted: May 24, 2013
Gannon University's Totem is the winner of the 2013 Program
Directors' Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines in the design
category. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs will
award a cash honorarium and recognize Totem in the Writer's
Chronicle and other media.
The judge for design, Roger Lathbury of Orchises Press and
George Mason University, chose this magazine saying, "Totem is not
ostentatious or flashy. Quietly, every element reinforces another.
Such a commitment to the outré without overwhelming the text
presented is a notable achievement. The careful alignment of
images, the subtle, innovative use of fonts, the shadowing, the way
the whole fit together, the dazzle arrested."
Instituted by the directors of AWP's member programs, two
National Program Directors' Prizes for undergraduate literary
magazines are awarded annually to outstanding journals in the
categories of content and design. Winners are announced in the
Writer's Chronicle and in other media, and the winning magazines
are acknowledged at AWP's Annual Conference & Bookfair the
Gannon University 2013 graduate Christine Peffer was the 2012
editor. Berwyn Moore, professor of English, is the