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is the inward quality of objects
as they are perceived
by the joined introspection of a poet,
who in turn embodies them
in unique poetic forms.”

                  — Gerard Manley Hopkins


Inscape is a literary journal run and produced by students of Brigham Young University, publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art twice a year. The journal seeks to take part in Hopkin’s idea of “inscapes” as it finds excellent examples of introspection in submitted writing and visual art, then embodying it through publishing.

The journal is published as a cooperative effort of the BYU College of Humanities and the Department of English. The contents represent the opinions and beliefs of the authors and not necessarily those of the editors, the staff, the advisors, Brigham Young University, or its sponsoring institution, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Each fall, Inscape is published both in print and online, and each winter an additional issue is published exclusively online. Submissions are accepted year-round, but will not be considered until the first half of the fall and winter semesters.

As a student-run and university-supported journal, Inscape has some great advantages. We get to work with the brightest students on campus, on both sides of the editorial process; we have the opportunity to produce a journal of quality literature for its own sake; and Inscape provides experience that no ordinary class can touch. We’d like to thank the BYU English Department for their support in making Inscape possible.

BYU’s Reading Series is made possible by the English Department and friends of the university. This is a great resource for bringing authors to BYU, and we are grateful for it. We’d also like to thank our featured authors for sharing their insights on writing with us.

For more information, please email us at inscape.editors @