College Media Association Names Jet Fuel Magazine Top Award

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College Media Association Names Jet Fuel Magazine Top Award

Published: October 26, 2020.

In addition to receiving a College Media Association Pinnacle Award for “Literary Magazine of the Year,” Lewis University’s Jet Fuel Review also placed second for Best Magazine Cover and second for Best Arts and Entertainment Story.

The Writing Pinnacle - Best Arts and Entertainment Story was awarded to Lewis University alumna Patricia Damocles‘20 for her book review of Justin Phillip Reed’s “Indecency.”

2019-2020 Pinnacle Award Winners 

Literary Magazine Pinnacles
Four-Year Literary Magazine of the Year

  • First Place: Jet Fuel Review, Lewis University
  • Second Place: Prism, Oregon State University
  • Third Place: The Central Review, Central Michigan University

Best Magazine Cover

  • First Place: Prism, "Displacement", Oregon State University
  • Second Place: Jet Fuel Review, Lewis University
  • Third Place: Expressions, East Carolina University
  • Honorable Mention: Legend, San Diego City College
  • Honorable Mention: Pursuit, California Baptist University

Writing Pinnacles
Best Arts and Entertainment Story

  • First Place: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta
  • Second Place: Jet Fuel Review, Lewis University
  • Third Place: Currents Magazine, Pepperdine University
  • Honorable Mention: The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami
  • Honorable Mention: The Rice Thresher, Rice University

Visit for more information on the awards.

This was the second consecutive year that Jet Fuel Magazine won the top award as the Four-Year Literary Magazine of the Year. The journal features work by Lewis University students and faculty as well as international artists, and includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, book reviews, art and eBooks.

The high-octane literary journal staff includes students and faculty. The managing editor is Stephanie Karas, the assistant managing editor is Jo Spangler, and the chief faculty advisor is Dr. Simone Muench, professor of English Studies.” The other editors include Christian Mietus, Andrea Yvette Rodriguez, Chris Patino, Madeline Brzeczek, Brittany Crosse, Cassidy Fontaine-Warunek, Sal Martinez, and Sean Darke.

Persons of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to submit their creative writing and artwork for review with the chance of being featured in the next issue of the Jet Fuel Review. Visit to read the latest issue and submission guidelines.

Lewis University’s English Studies Department prepares students to read the evolving literary tradition, compose with innovation, and engage confidently in the profession.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,300 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit for further information.

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