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Mosaic soon to release for 2019 school year

April 12, 2019


Photo by: Jade Williams

The new issue of the Nicholls State University Mosaic is set to release for the spring semester and will soon be available for students to pick up.

The Mosaic has been around for over 50 years and has allowed students to submit their essays, short stories and poems for people to read.

The Mosaic even features a freshman essay contest for a chance to gain experience in academic writing.

Katherine Conner, associate professor of English, said the literary magazine is mostly creative work.

The types of stories in the Mosaic are fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.

She said that awards are given out to some of the finalists.

Conner also said there is an award given out in almost every category.

“So we have a fiction award, we have a poetry award, a creative nonfiction award, a freshman essay award and an art award. We pick finalist, the fiction, nonfiction and the poetry have separate judges that are not involved in Mosaic, so it kind of goes to an expert judge,” Conner said.

Conner also said that having writing pieces in the Mosaic gives students many opportunities because it is like a peer reviewing process.

“It gives them the opportunity to be taken seriously with their writing and to see themselves in print and to feel like their words are worthy of being published and being out there with everyone,” Conner said.

The graphics, layout and cover picture for this year’s Mosaic were done by a Nicholls student who graduated last fall. Conner said that this student submitted artwork for the last Mosaic, so they asked her to design more for this one.

The Mosaic was scheduled to release on April 10 but was held back due to Crawfish Day. The English department has them at the warehouse and will deliver them to the newsstands around campus very soon.

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