July 7, 2017

“Em, are you ready to go yet?”

“Just a second, I have to check my email.”

“Again? Really?”

“I can’t help it! I’m waiting on a rejection letter.”

The above conversation has probably occurred in my household at least seven times, and why not? Someone read my writing, said, “...

June 30, 2017

In 2013 Maureen Sullivan, then-president of the American Library Association, published an article on the Huffington Post discussing her concern for the ongoing funding of school libraries. She argued the necessity of such libraries, writing that, “Librarians teach ess...

June 23, 2017

When I was fifteen, I felt lost, and that was hardly unusual. Who knows who they are at fifteen, much less who they’re going to be? The popular crowd? I didn’t even know who they were. My nerd friends? Definitely not. Those smart kids in my AP gov. class who wouldn’t g...

May 21, 2017

It’s nice to meet you, anonymous Internet user! My name is Em—Em because there are many Emilys and slightly fewer Ems—and I’m going to be interning with The Paragon Journal this summer. It’ll be my pleasure to help promote new and emerging writers here, and I’m so exci...

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