The Butler University undergraduate literary magazine, Manuscripts, recently won three awards from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association for its Spring 2015 issue, including recognition in the Best Short Story, Best Overall Design and Magazine of the Year categories.
“It was a challenging process to design a literary magazine from scratch – we spent so many hours choosing fonts alone,” Editor-in-Chief Emily Yoo said. “[Associate Editor] Emily Farrer and I both agree that it was an unforgettable learning experience, and that we wouldn’t have won an award without the support of our wonderful staff and faculty.”
Yoo and Farrer received the top honor in the Best Overall Design for their work, while Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana student Olivia Emerich won the Best Short Story category for her piece “Grown-Ups.” In the overall category of Magazine of the Year, Manuscripts earned third place.
The magazine, originally titled The MSS, has been a fixture at Butler University since 1933. Originally published quarterly using material exclusively from Butler students, recent years have seen the magazine evolve into an annual publication that draws from the prose, poetry and art talent of all Indiana undergraduate students.