JFR Awarded 'First Class' as Excellent Literary Magazine

Jet Fuel Review Awarded 'First Class' as Excellent Literary Magazine

Published: January 19, 2024.

Lewis University’s student magazine Jet Fuel Review received the designation of “First Class” from the National Council of Teachers of English.

JFR editors awarded include Lewis University students and alumni Lauren Lotarski, Samuel McFerron, Alyssa Khuffash, Jovaughn Williams, Harper Saglier, Lauren Raimbault, Hannah Smrcka, Patricia Damocles, Andrea Y. Rodriguez, Kasia Wolny, Zakiya Cowan, Stephanie Karas, Cassidy Fontaine-Warunek, and Selena Tomas. Dr. Simone Muench, professor of English Studies and director of Creative & Professional Writing, serves as the faculty advisor. 

Schools in 46 states and five countries nominated 375 student-run literary magazines. Jet Fuel Review was one of 108 magazines awarded the contest’s highest distinction.

The Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) program publicly recognizes excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers. REALM is designed to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines that celebrate the art and craft of writing. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, US territories, Canada, and American schools abroad are eligible to nominate magazines. 

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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