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The Mercury: The Student Art & Literary Magazine of Gettysburg College began in 1893 and is currently published annually. All students of the College are invited to participate and submit their work. Student editors are elected annually by the entire staff. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, with a deadline of December 31 for each issue. Submissions are reviewed and chosen anonymously by the staff. The magazine is published in April.

The Mercury accepts submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, and photography. See the Submission Guidelines page to answer your questions about what and how to submit your work.

Now accepting submissions for the 2017 issue!

Current Year: 2016

Complete Issue

Fiction

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Family & Football
Daniel R. Speca

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Between
Carley M. Grow

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The Perfect Smile
Aubrey A. Link

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Square and Compasses
Peter W. Rosenberger

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Why God Died
James D. Murphy

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The Golden Spiral
Peter W. Rosenberger

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It Was Raining in Oranmore
Brendan M. Raleigh

Nonfiction

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VI
Claudia R. Pomponi

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Provence
Jenna E. Fleming

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"I Believe"
Jessica L. Hubert

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West Bank Contemplations
Anika N. Jensen

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Water Wheel
Frank C. Arbogast

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Elegy to First Love
PamEla J. Thompson

Poetry

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Queen of the Underworld
Kathleen M. Bolger

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Las Vegas
Brynn N. Hambley

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The Cemetery Tree
Andrew C. Nosti

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Disorganized Speech
PamEla J. Thompson

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Unfaithful
Brendan M. Raleigh

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An Earthen Levee
Brendan M. Raleigh

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Hemorrhage
Emily D. Pierce

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The Fall
PamEla J. Thompson

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Funereal
Alexandra E. Casella

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Dance Until Six
Jenna M. Seyer

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Under the Deck
Brendan M. Raleigh

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Ragnarok
Emily D. Pierce

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Grounding
Brynn N. Hambley

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Paradox
Kathleen M. Bolger

Artwork

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Morning Has Broken
Megan E. Zagorski

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The Jump
Zoe C. Yeoh

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Quechua Woman
Megan E. Zagorski

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Flutter
Erica M. Schaumberg

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Sunset at Pemaquid Point
Jessie E. Martin

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King of the River
Megan E. Zagorski

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Morning View-- Oslo, Norway
Daniella M. Snyder

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Beyond Color
Erica M. Schaumberg

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On the Tracks
Erica M. Schaumberg

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A Horse of Many Stripes
Megan E. Zagorski

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Gettysburg
Sydney A. Braat

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Radiant
Megan E. Zagorski

Editors

Editors-in-Chief
Celina Harris
Sydney Braat
Editors
Erica Schaumberg
Sarah Linton
Laura Meyer
Jared Richardson
Maria Wanner
Katie Bolger
Annika Jensen
Victoria Blaisdell