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.

Latest Issue

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

Submit Your Work

To submit your writing or artwork, email 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 email. 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 5 p.m. in the food court of the University Center.

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


  • President: Jessamyn Hutchins
  • Vice President: Lexy Alemao
  • Secretary: Danielle Rich
  • Treasurer: Jeremiah Strong
  • Creative Director: Lashanah Tillar
  • Event Coordinator: Hannah Duran
  • Media Specialist: Drew Meile
  • Faculty Advisor: Lisa Zimmerman