Stories

A collection of previous Beloit Fiction Journal covers going back to 1985.

Beloit Fiction Journal behind the scenes

Beloit College has a rich history of producing literary publications, from Blue Moon to Pocket Lint, but only the annual Beloit Fiction Journal features professional works of fiction submitted by writers across the country and edited by Beloit students. Through creative writing courses, students consider more than 1,000 submissions, choose the journal’s cover, design the pages, and hold a celebratory reading on campus each spring.

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JT Toepfer’23 wears his trusty Dodgers cap to celebrate his mentor, announcer Joe Davis’10.

Pursuing a passion for broadcasting

JT Toepfer’23 is quickly becoming the voice of Beloit. As a sports play-by-play announcer, showrunner, and writer for TV, radio, and print on campus, JT hopes to improve his craft and draw from the successful career of pro baseball broadcaster Joe Davis’10.

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Seniors Jeremy Duval, Graham Olen, and Cam Meiers during a trust exercise in rehearsal.

Three Beloiters join local RENT production

A Janesville director casts the beloved musical with all-LGBTQ+ actors — including three of Beloit’s own — for the first time and received video messages of support from two original cast members. “This is the exact time you should be doing a show like this,” they said. “You’re part of the RENTfamily now.”

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Ha Truong’21 with the Chicago Skyline as Backdrop

Passionate about Literature, Enthralled with Computer Science

Passionate about English literature and enthralled with computer science, Ha Truong’21 will join Meta as a software engineer after her graduation in December.

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Lu Going’20 in the WBCR station room.

Creative Writing Graduates Read on WBCR

Around the world, listeners are able to stream Beloit College class of 2021 creative writing seniors sharing their work.

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Sage Green ’21 (right)

The Puppet Play

Sage Green ’21 brings theater to the community with “The Puppet Play,” a devised theater project they wrote and brought to life in collaboration with high school students.

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In the summer of 2019, Writing on Two Wheels used biking to spark writing projects. This year, a summer like no other provided ample prompts.

Writing Wherever You Are

An intensive writing course with a history of experimentation embraced the summer of 2020 and its many challenges.

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The busy streets of Galway City in Ireland.

The Quiet Moments In-Between: My Brief But Spectacular Time In Ireland

On March 16, 2020—the day before St. Patrick’s Day—Meg Kulikowski’21 watched Ireland disappear from the window of an almost empty Aer Lingus plane. It seemed like an abrupt end to her study abroad experience, but was it?

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Gustave Doré, “I watched the water-snakes,” engraving from Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Art, Nature, and the Anthropocene

How should humans relate to their environment? Are we a part of “nature”? As Tamara Ketabgian’s students show in a virtual exhibit, we are far from the first to ask these questions.

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Fran and Reese write poetry about hell

During the Sanger Summer Research Program, Reese’18 and Professor Francesca Abbate worked on poetry inspired by the personal hells that people often carry inside of themselves. It’s not as dark as it sounds - we promise!

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Eight students in the 2019 Beloit Summer Blocks course “Writing on Two Wheels” are combining creative writing with bicycling to explore the community of Beloit and the area beyond it. The ride is lead by English Professor Chuck Lewis.

Writing on Two Wheels

Eight students in the 2019 Beloit Summer Blocks course “Writing on Two Wheels” combined creative writing with bicycling to explore the community of Beloit and the area beyond it. The pedaling poets stopped at a variety of field destinations for “plein air” writing exercises. This ride, led by English Professor Chuck Lewis, took them on a 20-mile loop west of town to Beckman Mill. For their final project the students created a collaborative website of their work.

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