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Student-Produced Magazine Wins Gold Again

Posted on 4/3/2019 1:08:20 PM

Cabrini’s digital literary magazine, Woodcrest Magazine, has been awarded another Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for their 2018 edition.cover page of woodcrest magazine

Cabrini is one of only three institutions recognized nationally for a college digital magazine, and one out of 1,172 entries. This marks the 5th Crown Award and the 3rd Gold Crown Award that the Magazine has received in five years.

Publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage, and writing.

For the 2018–19 issue being awarded, Associate Professor of English Amy Persichetti, EdD, advised Cabrini students in writing, editing, and publishing.

The editorial staff, led by Caitlyn Huebner (’18), spent numerous hours planning, creating, putting together and editing the publication over the course of two semesters.

“I can say with confidence that the magazine the staff members and I created exceeded my hopes and expectations,” Huebner said. “We had numerous collections of writings and photographs by the same author in addition to phenomenal standalone pieces across all genres.”

Aside from being a creative outlet, being a part of the Woodcrest class also helps students build skills in time management, teamwork, design, and more.

“Our Writing program not only teaches students about how to produce good writing, but it allows them to understand how publications develop aesthetics, how people work together on creative projects, how literary magazines must select pieces carefully with an eye toward excellence, and how we maintain all of these standards through a vigorous, kind, and engaged editorial process,” said Persichetti. 

In fact, Huebner notes that her experience as Woodcrest editor and constant encouragement from Persichetti instilled the confidence she needed to continue writing beyond Cabrini, publishing her first novel at the start of this year.

For those who are not a part of the class or the Writing program at Cabrini, all Cabrini students are welcome to submit their creative works to woodcrestproject@gmail.com for the chance to be published in the award-winning magazine.