Sans Merci unveils 42nd volume at release party

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A stack of freshly printed Sans Merci volume 42 magazines.

Shepherd’s art and literary magazine, Sans Merci, unveiled Thursday its 42nd volume to the public with a release party. Sans Merci is run by student editors and accepts submissions of art, poetry, drama, fiction and nonfiction from Shepherd students.

Marilyn Creager browses through the new volume of Sans Merci.
Sophomore English major,Marilyn Creager browses through the new volume of Sans Merci.

The public was welcomed to browse through the new magazines and view the art pieces featured in the magazine on display at the release party.

Editors of Sans Merci prepare to announce winners
The editors of Sans Merci prepare to announce the winners of the best art, poetry and prose.

Awards were given for the best art, poetry, and prose.

 

Best Poetry

For thy peace I pawn my own soul by Heidi Kae

Honorable Mentions

They. by Andrea Monsma

Prayer of a Young Gay Girl by Moriah Smith

 

Best Prose

The Greenhouse by Andrea Monsma

Honorable Mention

Liminal by Michaela Keyser

 

Best Art

My Hands by Alyssa Imes

Vases2Vases by Robin Schlieff

Rebecca Tidwell reads her poem
Senior English major, Rebecca Tidwell reads her poem to a rapt audience.

Contributors to the magazine read selections of their work following the award ceremony to close out the night. 

Copies of Sans Merci are free and can be found in the English department and Scarborough library.