Get Involved with McDaniel’s Writing Community

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McDaniel has a plethora of opportunities to get involved with the writing community on the Hill. From poetry to news reporting, there is a spot for every writing-lover on campus.  

Contrast Literary Magazine: Contrast is the spot for everything creative writing. Join them for their weekly meetings to write, create art, and receive feedback from peers. They publish a yearly literary magazine, containing a gorgeous section of poetry, pose, and art. Submissions for the magazine, as well as applications for their editorial board, are open every spring.  

McDaniel Free Press: The Free Press is the College’s only student-run news publication. Covering five major sections (news, features, arts + culture, sports, and commentary), there is a large breadth of coverage possibilities. They put out multiple print issues throughout the school year, included the beloved April fools satirical issue called The Funion, as well as online content in between issues. The Free Press is always welcoming of talented new writers, photographers, question askers, and change seekers, so swing by their office in Hill Hall 111 to get involved!  

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society: “STD” is the national English honors society focused on encouraging and promoting the study of literature throughout campus. To be eligible to join, students must have completed three or more literature courses with a B average or higher, are in the top thirty-five percent of their class, and have completed at least three semesters of college. That means you don’t even have to be an English major to be eligible! Sigma Tau Delta inducts new members every spring.  

McDaniel College Writing Center: Of course, this list could not be complete without including our beloved writing center. The writing center is ready to help you at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to the finishing touches before you click ‘submit.’ The writing center also hosts a variety of writing workshops throughout the semester, so be sure to check out the events calendar to stay up to date! If you are interested in applying to be a tutor, applications open every fall.  

Ciara | Spring 2022