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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.

Current Year: 2018

Complete Issue

Fiction

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The Importance of Spoons
Natalie M. Orga

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Shedding Stars
Meghan Joyce

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Carousel
Bethany Frankel

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A Dangerous Thing
Jackie McMahon

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Splashes Unheard
Andrew C. Nosti

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Pressing Play
Emily H. Whitcomb

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Southern Dust
Chris Chick

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The Invention
Natalie M. Orga

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Are you Ready?
Andrew C. Nosti

Nonfiction

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Cave Colored Smile
Meghan Joyce

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A Stain on my Page
Andrew C. Nosti

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Symphony
Bethany Frankel

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Both There and Not
Ellianie S. Vega

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Yellow
Kathleen M. Bolger

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Sick
Aphra Murray

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Nirvana
Jonathan P. Rava

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Two Rooms
Marion McKenzie

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Holding Me
Emily H. Whitcomb

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Seeking Totality
Andrew C. Nosti

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Blood Above Our Doorway
Kathleen M. Bolger

Poetry

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An Orchard Next Time
Lauren P. Hand

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Perseus in Want
Julia M. Chin

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I Write Instead
Caleigh Flegg

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Mechanisms of the Mind
Nicole R. Elliott

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Sweet
Lauren P. Hand

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Spring Wakas
Ellianie S. Vega

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At the Feet of the David
Aubrey Kamppila

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Why We're Here
Caleigh Flegg

Artwork

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Woman, Piazza delle Murate
Daniella M. Snyder

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Modern Centurion
Kathleen M. Bolger

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Peaks
Erica M. Schaumberg

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Misty Wood
Erica M. Schaumberg

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Wild
Natalie M. Orga

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Where Heaven Stops
Daphne J. Ellis

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Michigan Blue
Paul Henry O'Neill

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Going
Erica M. Schaumberg

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The Elephant Family
Natalie M. Orga

Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Annika Jensen
Editors
Katie Bolger
Madison Cramer
Lizzie Hobbs
Aubrey Link
Leigh Richard
Erica Schaumberg
Kenzie Smith
Ellianie Vega