The Crucible

The Crucible has been UNC’s student literary and arts magazine since the 1960s. The United Student Literary Voices (USLV) selects student work to publish in a bi-annual magazine featuring poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, photography, and traditional and digital art. The club is made up of students of a variety of majors and backgrounds; anyone is encouraged to get involved.

In the fall, The Crucible publishes a special themed edition and in the spring, the main edition is published featuring a wide variety of artwork and writing themes and interests. On average, The Crucible receives approximately 100 submissions of student writing and artwork per publication.

Submit Your Work

To submit your writing or artwork, e-mail with your submission attached. Please only include the title and the body of the work in your attachment; include your name in the body of the e-mail. Both members and non-members are welcome to submit their work.

Writing should be in .doc or .docx format; images can be .png, .jpg, or .gif.


Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7:45pm in the Fireside Lounge of the University Center.

During the meetings the club discusses upcoming events and publications; new members are always welcome.


For the release of Fantastic Fairy Tales, the Fall 2013 edition, The Crucible hosted a "masquerade ball" that included an open-mic for students to read their work. The group also held two writing workshops where English faculty helped students improve their writing.

In Spring 2014, The Crucible plans to host more writing workshops and seminars, as well as other events that provide students with opportunities to practice and refine their writing. In April, the group will celebrate the release of the spring publication and host a number readings from the work.


  • President: Meghan Miller
  • Vice President: Maggie Bedwell
  • Secretary: Amanda Jones
  • Treasurer: Ben Whittier
  • Marketing Director: Kayla King
  • Creative Director: Lashanah Tillar
  • Event Coordinator: Maria Lopez
  • Faculty Advisor: Lisa Zimmerman

Latest Issue

The latest issue can be purchased from Brenda at the English office in Ross Hall for $2.00. If you were published in this issue of the magazine, please contact the Crucible about obtaining your free copy.

2013 Student Literary Award Winners

  • Haley VanHeukelom: 1st Place in creative nonfiction and this year's Rosenberry Award winner
  • Samantha Williams: 1st Place in poetry
  • Emma Cohn: Honorable Mention in poetry
  • Alexis Alameo: Honorable Mention in poetry

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