Krista L. McCormick '15, Gettysburg College

Second place winner of the 2013 Virginia Woolf Essay Prize, judged by Jon Pineda.

Kris is a sophomore English and Theatre Arts double major from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She currently serves as the fiction section editor of The Mercury and looks forward to future years on the staff. She’s honored to have been published in this year’s magazine. A personal message: Good luck to all the writers out there. You’ve got what it takes to make it into this magazine too! I’d love to read your work, so don’t be shy and send it to us. You’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain.


The Mercury is a student-run art and literary magazine released each April. It has been published annually since 1899 at Gettysburg College. All students of the College are invited to participate on the staff and to submit their work for possible publication. Editors are elected annually by the entire staff. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the fall and early spring semesters and are reviewed and chosen anonymously by the staff.