Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Lanthorn

Pronounced "lantern", the Lanthorn is Houghton's literary magazine. I went to a staff meeting on Tuesday night, where we made posters to let people know they can submit poetry, prose, and artwork. The first issue of this year will be published in November, and they plan to print two more after that. To be on staff you just have to come to all the meetings and help with the annual coffeehouse, which will also be in November. Staff members will help choose which pieces are included and work on editing (as far as I know; we didn't talk much about what our actual duties will be). Anyway, poster making was fun at least -- we cut up old magazines and used the pictures and advertisements.

Re-reading this post, I realize it's sloppy and disjointed, but I don't feel like rewriting it and don't want to take the time either; it's not that I'm lazy, but I have some more studying to do and then I really need to get to bed. Good night!


  1. That is such a interesting name for a magazine. How big is it?

  2. I don't know where the name came from or where they got the pronounciation from. There must be an interesting story behind that.

    There are about 20 people on staff; I'm not sure about the size of the magazine itself, but it will be coming out in November and I'll post something about it then. :)

  3. I just looked it up online--lanthorn is an old word for lantern. :P But how did Houghton choose that as the name of their magazine . . . ?