What is the Mews?

The Mews is Friends’ online literary magazine that features the creative work of students and alumni. Creative work may include, but is not limited, to the following: short stories, poems, photography, art, digital work or recordings (podcasts, film, visual performances, etc.). All submissions are vetted and selected for publication by the Editor in Chief and sponsor of the magazine. Awards will be given to the year’s best submissions.

Behind the Mews

Dr. Kassia Waggoner —

 Dr. Kassia Waggoner is the current sponsor of The Mews. She is the co-author of Yours in Filial Regards: The Civil War Letters of a Texas Family. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry and mystery novels.

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James McCormick (Editor in Chief 2018-2019) —

James McCormick is a fifth year senior with a double major in English and History. He enjoys to write fantasy novels, and has presented papers over fantasy-related topics such as On Dollars & Dragons: How Money Makes our Monsters. He hopes to one day write fiction for a living.

Jonathan Pettyjohn (Editor in Chief 2019-2020) —

Jonathan C. S. Pettyjohn is a college student who has dreamed of being an author since he was young. He has completed several short stories and poems that he has published online. He also works as Editor in Chief for The Mews. He studies Literature at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

Heather Chamberlain (Assistant Editor 2019-2020) —

Heather Chamberlain is a senior, but her heart is in childhood. She aspires to write children’s literature that combines her love of science with her love of Christianity and hopes to inspire the next generation with Christian values to foster a heart for the other creatures that cohabit this earth. When she’s not writing, Heather is outside exploring the exciting world with her equally curious furry companion Olive.



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