Manuscripts, Butler University’s undergraduate literary magazine, won three awards at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) conference on April 9. The three awards all came from the Spring 2015 issue of the magazine.

final_Manuscripts wood logo-Theano fontManuscripts won first place in the category of Best Short Story, for a piece named “Grown-Ups” written by IUPUI student Olivia Emerich. The magazine also won first place in the category of Best Overall Design for designers Emily Yoo and Emily Farrer of Butler University. Manuscripts finished in third place in the category of Magazine of the Year.

Manuscripts has made a resurgence on Butler’s campus in the past two years, with the Spring 2015 issue being the biggest that Manuscripts has ever published.

“It was a challenging process to design a literary magazine from scratch–we spent so many hours choosing fonts alone,” Editor-in-Chief Emily Yoo said. “(Associate Editor) Emily Farrer and I both agree that it was an unforgettable learning experience, and that we wouldn’t have won an award without the support of our wonderful staff and faculty.”

Manuscripts has been at Butler since 1933, and was originally called The MSS. At the time, it was published quarterly, but is now published once a year during the spring semester. In the past, Manuscripts only published the work of Butler students, but in the past two years the magazine has started accepting prose, poetry, and art submissions from all Indiana undergraduate students.

The Spring 2016 edition of Manuscripts will be released on April 26. For more information, visit or


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