Montgomery County Community College’s Art & Literature Magazine, “Replication,” earned two awards in the 2019 American Scholastic Press Association Annual Contest – Most Outstanding College Literary-Art Magazine and First Place with Special Merit.
MCCC’s “Replication” was one of only eight colleges and universities from across the country selected to receive the Most Outstanding College Literary-Art Magazine in the Special Category of Highest Magazine Awards. First Place with Special Merit awards are presented to publications with a high total point score that are outstanding examples of a scholastic publication in format, content and presentation.
“Replication” features a collection of artwork, poetry and prose created by MCCC students. The 2018-2019 student editorial staff included Editor-in-Chief Emily McLaughlin of Lansdale. She graduated from MCCC in 2019 and currently attends the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. The faculty advisors were English Instructor Dr. Thomas Powers and Art Senior Lecturer Christopher Stanley.
The Art & Literature Magazine is a creative partnership between MCCC’s Fine Arts Program and the English Department. The advisers appoint the editor-in-chief and guide the students, but the students make the decisions regarding the content and the focus of the Magazine.
The 2019-2020 edition of the Magazine is currently in production. MCCC student Francesca Santini will oversee its creation as the editor-in-chief and Art Associate Professor & Galleries Liaison Dianne Zotter-Mill and Dr. Powers are the co-advisors.
McLaughlin was grateful for the support of her advisors and the editorial team when they created “Replication.”
“As editor, I organized a great team that helped to stay focus and put together a cohesive and stylized magazine,” said McLaughlin, who spoke about her experience as editor-in-chief on MCCC on the Air, the College’s weekly podcast with host English Professor Dr. Marc Schuster. “We get all sorts of beautiful submissions, from traditional and digital painting to photographs and short stories. It was great to get feedback from the team to bring all the pieces together.”