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

​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!

The Lavender Presents...

Blind writing dates! Fill out this form by spring break with your writing interests and let us find your perfect writing match. From there, you decide your fate...

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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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