The latest edition of Paddlefish, the student literary journal written and edited by Mount Marty College students and faculty, has been released. The journal is an open submission magazine with original works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art. Students work as editorial assistants for the literary journal and meet and discuss craft with award-winning authors.

This year’s award winning submissions are:

• 2019 Sister Eileen Neville Award for Poetry — “MASH for Lullaby” by Shiann Hansen (Alton, Iowa);

• 2019 Father Jack Garvey Award for Nonfiction — “The Effects of Multiple Sclerosis on a Young Family” by Dain Whitmire (Fordyce, Nebraska);

• and 2019 Eugene Brinkmeyer Award for Fiction — “Lullabies of the Stars” by Jessica Warnke (Omaha, Nebraska).

This year’s online edition features submissions by 22 different student authors and artists. To view Paddlefish 2019 go to

Mount Marty College is also home to the Great Plains Writers’ Tour, which brings award-winning professional writers to campus. The spring 2019 symposium authors included the editor-in-chief of the New York Quarterly and NYQ Books Raymond P. Hammond, the editor-at-large of South Dakota Magazine Bernie Hunhoff, author Dante DiStefano and New York Times Notable Books author Kent Meyers.


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