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Wesleyan University's Bi-Semester Poetry and Prose Magazine.

Meetings every Monday 8-9 p.m. at the Shapiro Center!

The Lavender's Issue 10: Excess received an Honorable Mention in the 2024 Association for Writers & Writing Programs' national undergraduate literary magazine competition. Click here to see our name on their website and to check out the 2024 winners!

​Why The Lavender?

The Lavender is an homage to the fact that Wesleyan University’s official color used to be lavender. The color was changed because, according to an October 1884 issue of the Argus, lavender was not suitable for intercollegiate sports. “Lavender is not a striking color,” the editorial proclaimed. Well, 1884 critic, we here at The Lavender find the color incredibly striking if we do say so ourselves!

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The Lavender: Summer 2024


The Lavender: Spring 2024

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The Lavender: Winter 2023

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The Lavender: Summer 2023

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The Lavender: Spring 2023

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The Lavender: Winter 2022

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The Lavender: Fall 2022

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The Lavender: Late Spring 2022

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The Lavender: Early Spring 2022

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The Lavender: Winter 2021

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The Lavender: Fall 2021


Editors-in-Chief: Immi Shearmur, Georgia Groome, & Ella Spitz
Managing Editors: Alex Short & Samantha Hager

Poetry Editor: Mia Alexander

Assistant Poetry Editor: Mel Cort

Prose Editor: Eli Hoag
Design Editors: Sonia Menken & Kyle Reims
Copy Editors: Ben Gertner & Ben Goodman

Special Thanks to: The heroes at 54 Home Ave., all the dear friends who make this magazine possible, Oliver Egger, Merve Emre, Amy Bloom, Ryan Launder, Alpha Delta Phi, The Shapiro Writing Center, The Wesleyan English Department, & the SBC.



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