About Us

Mission Statement

The Scriblerus seeks writing and art that explore the human experience with honesty and authenticity. Spirituality permeates our experiences and is therefore an inherent element in our art. We look for unique work that will connect on a personal level, provoke reflection about our own lives, and linger in the viewer’s mind after reaching the end. Your work need not have tidy Sunday School answers or easy resolutions to be published; struggles, complexity, and ambiguity are part of the human experience, too. Please send original, previously unpublished work. We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. The Scrib desires to provide authentic art and writing while maintaining Christian values. Any artist or writer might need to portray a variety of beliefs and worldviews to accurately represent the diversity of our world. The Scrib draws the line at work that doesn’t show clear respect for the basic tenets of the Christian faith. The topic of sexuality is not off-limits, but we don’t publish graphic sexual content or work that condones sexual activity outside marriage. Swearing should be artistically essential, if used.

The Scriblerus is a publication of Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. For more information on our guiding principles, please review Greenville University’s Core Values.

About Greenville University

Your life will change when you get here. For the better. For a life of character and service. For Christ. We are a four-year, Christian university that provides a quality liberal arts education for over 1600 traditional, adult degree-completion and graduate students. We were founded in 1892 in Greenville, Illinois, about 45 miles outside of St. Louis, and are affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. But what makes Greenville University  truly different is its amazing community of students, professors and staff. The stories, music, laughter and work our community creates is top-notch. The experiences you will have here will change your life.

Meet Our Staff


Hannah Marshall’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New Ohio

Review, The Madison Review, Anglican Theological Review, Chiron Review,

and others. In addition to her work as advising editor of The Scriblerus, she

also works at the local public library and as a poetry editor for South 85.

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Shelbi is a student at Greenville University majoring in Media Communications

and English with a minor in Music Performance. She dreams of one day

having a career as a published author, actress, and photographer. After

graduating, she plans to move to the south and pursue her dreams. Shelbi

also wants to share her love for the environment through her position as

Editor in Chief, so she will be writing blogs to share some tips on how we

can love the earth more.


Daniel is a Senior English Major at Greenville University. In his

free time he reads/writes fiction, and he is also the General Manager

of a local restaurant in Greenville.

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Bionka is a sophomore majoring in English and considering English Education.

She works at Playtime Academy, a Learning Center, during the summer.

She enjoys working with infants and young children. Her favorite authors

include Yrsa Daley-Ward, Rudy Francisco, Reyna Biddy, and C.S Lewis.

She loves listening to reggae music and watching romantic movies.


Bec is a second year majoring in English and Philosophy with minors in

Art and Theatre Studies. After graduating, she is planning on pursuing a

masters in English. She is hoping to become a published author and university

professor someday. She works at the Ruby E. Dare Library and when not

working or in class, she can be usually be found writing or reading. She is

also a bit of a travel junkie and foodie so you can also find her eating or

planning out the next big adventure.

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Emily is a student at Greenville University studying Digital Media, Art, and

Media Communications. She is a movie fantatic who loves all things Disney

and Marvel. She also enjoys going to concerts with friends, creating articles

for Greenville University’s Papyrus, and scrolling endlessly through Instagram,

Pinterest, and Twitter.

The Scriblerus Arts Journal

Center for Visual Culture and Media Studies

Greenville University

315 E. College Ave.

Greenville, Il 62246


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