2016 Alchemist Review

2016 Alchemist Review Edition Released Now available on campus and online: The 2016 Edition of the Alchemist Review                           Read The Alchemist Review 2016 here.

Painting a Vivid Image: Imagery in Robert Shuster’s “The Existence of the Opposite”

by Elizabeth Howell http://witness.blackmountaininstitute.org/issues/volume-25-number-1-spring-2012/the-existence-of-the-opposite/ I’ve always appreciated reading vivid details within a story, those descriptive scenes or images that allow you to put yourself into the story. I think the ones in which I remember best, the stories I enjoyed most, were the ones that allowed me to see what was going on around the…

The Honeymoon Capital of the World: Place in Elizabeth Anderson’s “Daredevil”

By Dr. Meagan Cass http://witness.blackmountaininstitute.org/issues/volume-26-number-2-summer-2013/daredevil/ Lately, I’ve been writing and reading a lot of stories that involve travel. This is probably because of the weather: we’ve been in the negatives for weeks here in Springfield, IL. I think it also involves the unique possibilities of this type of story, though. I’m also interested in how…

Archived Editions

Dear Reader, We are excited to announce we are archiving the old editions of The Alchemist Review on the website. We will be adding more editions each week to celebrate the release of the new print edition in April. Here’s the first four, published in 1977, ’79, and ’80. We hope you enjoy. Click here…

ENG 368 Chapbook Contest

Will Patton [left], Jacob Cross [Center], Sam Robkoff [Right] Photo by Shannon Pepita O’Brien ENG 368 Project Chapbook wasn’t really an Alchemist Review contest, but it was one we thought was worth highlighting. Project Chapbook was a contest created by Dr. Meagan Cass for her class ENG 368 Creative Writing and Publishing ECCE course. In…