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The Mercury: The Student Art & Literary Magazine of Gettysburg College began in 1893 and is currently published annually in both physical and digital form. All Gettysburg College students are invited to participate and submit their work. Student editors are elected annually by the entire staff. Submissions are generally open October 1, 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 to answer your questions about how to submit your work.

Current Year: 2021

Complete Issue

Fiction

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Dead of Night
Jackie McMahon

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Dolce e con Affetto
Madeleine M. Neiman

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The Long Branch
Eleanor Gross

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The Lake
Eleanor Gross

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Purple Tulips
Alicia Method

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Carrying Loss
Hallie S. Wilk

Nonfiction

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Bright Light
Demaro A. Ricketts

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Ghost Stories
Natalie M. Orga

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To Kingpin
Abigail Minzer

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Swimming Lessons
Eleanor Gross

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Things I Can't Shake
Katelyn E. Oglesby

Poetry

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Autumn’s City
Jenna L. Pavis

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Ode to a Second Moon
Julia M. Chin

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The Relayers
Hannah Evans

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Earl, 1919
Madeleine M. Neiman

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Up Next
Hannah Evans

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Articulation
Sydney Kaplan

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My Great Dream
Hannah Evans

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Dragonfly Thoughts
Emily T. Miller

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Distance and Petunias
Autumn Brendle

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Road Running
Alicia Method

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Hope
Hannah C. Lindert

Artwork

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Linn Run
Kayla Julio

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Letting it Out
Natalie M. Orga

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Medusa's Dream
Natalie M. Orga

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Ashen Winter
Grace Bushway

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The Grim Necessity
Brett Anderson

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Flag
Sam M. Arkin

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Pinkie Promise
Kailey White

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Stairway to Heaven
Katherine A. Mangione

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3rd Party
Sam M. Arkin

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Peekaboo
Katherine A. Mangione

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Sk8
Autumn Brendle

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Not My Type
Autumn Brendle

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Making the Switch
Natalie M. Orga

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Peaches and Cream
Margaret G. Sullivan

The Mercury 2021 cover art

Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Natalie Orga
Editors
Autumn Brendle
Catherine Haley
Joseph Maguschak
Alicia Method
Abigail Minzer
Michelle O'Malley
Hannah Rinehart