Helicon Literary Magazine is the premiere venue for Northwestern undergraduates’ finest prose, music, poetry, photography, short films, 3D creations, costume design, comics, Flash games, mixed media, scripts, paintings, lyrics, drawings, and more! We seek to publish and promote the creation of excellent work throughout the student body, and also hold a variety of artistic events, including Open Mics, book clubs, and field trips, throughout the school year.

Helicon was the brainchild of three students in Mary Kinzie’s 1979 poetry sequence. Lisa Getter, Christina Calvit, and Michael Steele wanted to provide Northwestern with a regularly published literary magazine that could showcase the artistic work of the student body. Helicon began and still resides in Chapin, the Humanities Residential College, and is funded by the Residential College Program through the Office of the Provost. The first issue appeared in the spring of 1980, and included contributions from Northwestern faculty including Joseph Epstein and Mary Kinzie.

Helicon produces two magazines a year. We are currently accepting submissions to our second issue until midnight on April 4th.