Annual English Department Alumni Newsletter

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Every year English graduates enter many fields: they become teachers, lawyers, doctors, community organizers, curators, editors, publishers, agents, art program directors, screenwriters, film directors, game designers, reviewers, essayists, novelists, scholars, poets, environmentalists, publicists, historians, musicians, and mountain climbers. They generously offer us their hard-won knowledge. 

Whatever endeavor has engaged you, all of you are contributing to our global social, political, and cultural conversation. Thank you! 

We'd Love to Hear from You!

Are you a Western English Alum with exciting news to share? Keep us updated using this form today!

Check Out our Publications!

Jeopardy Magazine

Jeopardy is an annual publication out of Western Washington University, featuring poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art. First published in 1965, it has a long legacy of presenting contemporary joys and anxieties, as well as themes that transcend decades.

Bellingham Review

Bellingham Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid work on a now fully digital platform. Established in 1977, Bellingham Review has earned a reputation for publishing both established and emerging writers who successfully employ innovative form and content.

2023 Black History Month Reading List

Dear All,

Thank you for your contributions to the 2023 Black History Month Reading List. You can find the reading list here and on our department's Facebook page. Please enjoy!


Professor Lee

Recent MFA Grad Caity Scott Wins Distinguished Thesis Award for Their Game, 'Bitter Roots'

by Allie Spikes

WWU Graduate School

Caity Scott smiles at the camera; behind them is the Western Rose Garden

Caity Scott (they/them), a recent graduate of Western’s MFA in Creative Writing program, was recently announced as the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and ProQuest winner for Distinguished Master’s Thesis and/or Final Master’s Capstone Project Award in the Creative, Visual, and Performing Arts for their student project, a horror computer game called "Bitter Roots."  As the winner, Scott will receive a $1000 prize and an invitation to the 65th Annual WAGS Conference in Portland, Oregon.  

(Read the full Western Today article here!)

Jeopardy Magazine Bi-Weekly Workshops!

Hello Western Students!

Jeopardy magazine will be hosting multiple events this Winter quarter, beginning with our bi-weekly “workshop”. I put parenthesis’ because its not at intense as it sounds (I promise). Every other week, we’ll be getting together to do writing activities like black out poetry or add-on, play writing games, or help each other better our writing together. This is a chill space for fun, inspiration, and friends where you can come to participate with new people, write on your own, or just do homework and hangout. There will be tea, hot chocolate, and snacks as well as plenty of writing supplies and like-minded people. So grab a warm blanket if you’d like, a pencil, and your creativity, and join us!

Where: Viking Union 567

When: January 20th, February 3rd, February 17th, and March 3rd at 5:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns, send us an email at or send us a DM @jeopardymagazine


The Jeopardy Magazine Staff

Jeopardy Magazine is Accepting Submissions!

Jeopardy Magazine, Western’s literary magazine on campus, is accepting submissions for the final submission deadline of 2023!

Here at Jeopardy, we accept works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, and lyrical composition. We are also accepting art and photography pieces, and are open to other abstract artforms. Submitting your work for a chance to be part of the 22/23 book this year is free and easy! Just check out our website at and click “submit to Jeopardy Magazine”. This will lead you to our Submittable, where our guidelines are laid out and you can submit your work for review!

Our final deadline is March 24th and is the last day to submit to the magazine this quarter, so as you work on writing for classes or your own personal pieces, we hope you’ll consider sending them our way.

We would love to receive your work and this is a wonderful opportunity for a chance to have your work featured in a published book that is free to everyone!

Beyond submitting your work to the magazine, we will also be hosting multiple events this quarter and next quarter. From bi-weekly writing workshops and games, to a songwriting workshop with the Underground Coffeehouse, to a publishing panel with published professors of Western, we hope to see you there! For a list of our events, updates, and more information on Jeopardy, keep an eye on our Instagram @jeopardymagazine and your email.

For any questions or concerns, you can email us at


Jeopardy Magazine