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The Alchemist Review is a 30-year literary tradition at the University of Illinois Springfield. Each year in April, we at the Alchemist Review read, publish, and celebrate stories and poems written by the students of the university.

The Alchemist Review is a journal of literary fictionpoetry, and visual arts dedicated to publishing dynamic works by emerging writers and artists in the University of Illinois Springfield community.  With an appreciation for print culture, as well as digital technologies and mixed mediaThe Alchemist Review provides a forum for collaboration and exploration within the ever-evolving world of literary publishing. The journal is edited by undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Illinois Springfield.