Lamplight is Liberty University’s literary and fine arts magazine. It publishes outstanding short stories, creative essays, poems, and art by Liberty students. The criteria for acceptance are aesthetic excellence and what the staff believes will glorify the Lord and minister life to its readers. Funded by the university through a budget for the Department of English and Modern Languages, it is distributed each April to students, plus it is posted on the Web at the Department of English and Modern Languages Website as well as here at the Digital Commons. The creator and overseer of the magazine is English professor Dr. Brenda Ayres who began the magazine shortly after she was hired at Liberty in 2003. Since then, three professors from the Department of Communication Studies who teach graphic design have become advisors for the art and layout of the magazine: Ed Edman, Sandra Slayton, and Stacy Vance. In addition, each year, a staff of students work select submission selections, edit, proof, and lay out the magazine. In May, the best short story, creative essay, poem, and art are selected by the faculty advisors and commemorated at the School of Communication Honors Ceremony.
This magazine is possible only because of the support of Liberty University, Dr. Harris, Chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages; Dr. Gribbin, Dean of the School of Communication; the faculty advisors; and all of the students who contribute their work to the magazine.
No works from Lamplight may be reproduced without written permission from Dr. Brenda Ayres on behalf of the Liberty University. The copyright for each piece, however, remains the property of its creator.