The Crucible

The Crucible is Lock Haven University's literary/arts journal produced by students in the art and english programs.

The Crucible is Lock Haven University's literary/arts journal.  A variety of original student work can be found in the annual publication, and every student is encouraged to contribute.  We are currently seeking submissions of the following for the current  edition:

  • Personal essays
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Fiction Paintings
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Graphic Design
  • Literary Analysis
  • Drawings
  • And anything else you can think of!

We're also looking for hardworking, dedicated students to help put this all together!  If you're interested in editing or designing or helping out in any way, contact us at

Rules for submissions are as follows:

  • All submissions must  be e-mailed to
  • All writings must be in a Word document
  • You are more than welcome to submit more than one piece, but multiple submissions must be in separate Word  documents
  • Please do not submit any more than three works
  • All writings must have a title
  • All writings must be in size 12 font
  • Your name & e-mail address must be included in the e-mail, but do not have your name in the actual Word document (for our blind voting purposes)
  • Please send all writings in an .rtf or .wpd file and art in a .jpg or .gif file

The deadline for submissions is  October 1.

Want to Know More?

Department of English

Dr. David Russell
313 Raub Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2555

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