ANALECTA is IU South Bend’s award-winning literary journal. It is published once a year under the guidance of a student editor who selects the best poetry, fiction, drama, and artwork from IUSB students. The editor for the 2018 issue is Austin Veldman. Here, Austin answers a few questions about his new position…
Why did you apply to be editor of Analecta?
When I think about some of the decisions I have made over the last few years, I count moving from IU Bloomington to IUSB among one of the best. I have a lot of love for the English program here. While I have always been a writer, my majors while in Bloomington did not reflect this: from Recording Arts in the Jacobs School of Music to Telecommunications: Design and Production. My move back to South Bend coincided with a decision to study exactly what I loved: writing. I had a deep desire to get what I really wanted out of college and to become a better writer. With this major change and conviction to improve I began taking creative writing courses at IUSB. This elevated my hobby of writing into a focal point of my life. Analecta was a part of this perfect storm. My first publication of any kind, special for any writer, was in vol. 45 of Analecta. As a graduate student, I felt I had the skills necessary to take on the challenge of editing this special journal. It presented itself as an opportunity to be a part of the great energy that IUSB’s English Department and the students of IUSB have cultivated.
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