Things you can do while you wait for the next issue of Pathos:

Paint the skeleton of a sea creature.

Write a full story with just 55 words.

Write a list of art that has changed your life.

Write a poem about an armadillo.

Follow @PSU_ARTS, and get all the info about upcoming PSU student exhibits.

Pen the perfect pop song.

Compose yet another cover letter for the open professor position at Hogwarts.

Start making art for the next issue of Pathos (if you aren’t graduating).

Write an acrostic letter of complaint about the price of graduation regalia (if you are graduating).

Pathos staff is excited to show you the next issue soon. It’s full of challenging art, remarkable prose, and shiver-inducing poetry. Stay tuned!

One more day: 7 more hours to submit your work!

At 11:59PM tonight, the submission window for the Pathos Literary Magazine Spring Issue closes. The Pathos staff is really excited to start digging into all the submissions, from fresh voices and Pathos doyens alike. If you’re a current PSU student doing any kind of creative work, we’d love to see it! Pathos accepts almost everything: poetry, prose, visual art, music, and video. If none of those apply, email us at and we’ll work together to get whatever brilliance you’ve created into the submission pool.

And a sincere thanks to everyone who has already submitted.

If you can’t get to submitting this time around, make sure you’re following us on social media: Twitter + Facebook. Keep an eye out for calls for submissions to the Fall 2016 issue come September!

Finding time to crush midterms AND creative projects

Midterms got you down? Pathos is here to help! We publish student work from all over campus––from the inventive, densely decorated floors of the Art Annex, to the academic maze of Neuberger, to the clean, sharp, sustainable halls of the Engineering building. Being any kind of student while being any kind of creative can be tough whether you’re an art/creative writing major or not. And it can feel like ten weeks is barely enough to get anything done. Over here at Pathos, we’rePathos Spring 2016 encouraging our Viking creatives from all fields to take a moment. Write a quick last poem for #napowrimo. Write a little flash fiction. Doodle on that napkin at the coffee shop you’re studying in. Take a creative breather to check out our last two issues and gain some inspiration for all of the above.

As the one student-only publication on campus, Pathos is the perfect outlet to let loose your most outrageous, stress-reducing ideas. We love spectacular finished pieces and wacky emergent ones. Most of all, we love students’ work. Create with whatever time you can find. Submit, submit, submit by May 6th!