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Confetti Head Literary Magazine launches new issue

This past Thursday at Uptown, Confetti Head”, Bucknell’s student-run literary magazine officially launched its second print issue. “Confetti Head” was established in 2018 to fulfill Bucknell’s need for a platform that features student creative works after “Fire & Ice”, the previous literary magazine, disbanded in 2016. The magazine was rebranded in 2021 and again in 2023 to “Confetti Head”. The magazine publishes works of prose, poetry and visual arts. 

On Jan. 18th,  “Confetti Head” officially launched its second issue ever in print – the magazine had only been digital in previous years. The event, organized by the magazine’s talented masthead, was a massive success with many students showing up and supporting the magazine. At the event, there was free pizza and printed copies of the magazine available for pickup. There was also an open mic portion of the event where students shared their pieces of prose and poetry. 

As a Creative Writing major and contributor to the magazine, it was gratifying to see the event’s success. In the Creative Writing field, it’s really important to have a strong community of writers, and events like these help to reinforce those bonds. This is important because many of the students who read shared vulnerable stories, and in their vulnerability created beautiful works of art for the campus community to read many times over and appreciate. I felt that energy at the launch, the sense that we were all coming together to support one another despite all of our differences. 

The launch, and the magazine as a whole, would not have been possible without the hard work of the Confetti Head editorial team which is as follows:

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  • Head Editors Georgie Roache ’25 and Kelsey Werkheiser ’25
  • Layout Team: Georgie Roache, Kelsey Werkheiser, Natasha Rawls ’25, and Donald Engelhardt ’25
  • Associate Editors: Sarah Sanfield ’25, Hollen Spain 25, Shane Mitchell 24, Capri Mills 26, Athaliah Elvis 26, Judith Ramos 26, Natasha Rawls, and Donald Engelhardt

Head Editor Georgie Roache had nothing but positive comments about the launch. Roache, who was Head Editor for the second year in a row, was instrumental in rebranding the magazine in 2023. When speaking about the event, she said “It was so exciting to see so many people come out to celebrate issue two of Confetti Head! It was such a cool experience putting it all together, and then getting to meet a lot of the contributors in person for the first time. I had only read or seen their work before that, so getting to put faces to all their creativity that I had admired in the editing process was really cool.”

She also noted that “One of my favorite parts in creating this issue was the early process of submissions. I tend to be more focused in poetry, so I loved getting to experience a variety of genres in the submissions: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. I would say the most rewarding part of the process was getting to work so closely with such creative minds in the community—the other editors in reviewing the submissions, and the contributors in the editing process.” 

If you would like to submit to the next issue of Confetti Head, you can send your submissions to [email protected] by midnight on Feb. 2.

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