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While Knox's literary journal was not always called Catch (the name of the magazine was changed in 1969), Knox has published a student-run literary journal for more than 100 years, making Catch the oldest continuously published literary journal in the country.

Honors and awards

  • The fall 2013 issue of Catch won a 2014 National Program Directors' Prize from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
  • Issues of Catch in 2008, 2005, and 2003 received the International Pacemaker Award from the Associated College Press (ACP), one of the highest honors in the field of student journalism
  • Both fall issues of Catch from 2004 and 2005 were named ACP Magazine Pacemaker Finalists
  • An issue from 2003 won the National Collegiate Championship Literary Magazine Director's Prize, an honor from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
  • The spring 2002 issue of Catch won national honors from AWP
  • The issue from fall of 2002 received a Magazine Pacemaker Award
  • In the past eight years, Catch has won four top national and international awards, and six top national awards in the past 25 years

Submission genres

While the journal is always open to new ideas for submissions, the commonly accepted categories of work include:

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • Journalism
  • Visual art
  • Drama
  • Music/musical scores
  • Theatrical design
  • Translations

The submission drive constantly encourages different types of content, including anything from mathematical proofs to photography to sculpture. Flipping through any issue of Catch, there is always a plentiful variety of mediums of student art.

What makes Catch different?

  • An undergraduate focus. While many schools have literary magazines, Catch is one of the few college publications that focuses solely on the work of undergraduate students. Catch has won AWP awards against other publications that feature the work of graduate students and professors.
  • Students in charge. Catch is entirely student-run, from the head editors to the proofreaders. All content, including layout and design, is original undergraduate student work.
  • Innovative ideas. Students design a new print and online layout for each issue of Catch.
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