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 Please send original, previously unpublished work.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

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ADVISING EDITOR: HANNAH MARSHALL

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.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: SHELBI FISHER

Shelbi is a student at Greenville University majoring in Media

Communications and English with a minor in Music Performance. After

graduating, she plans to apply for different writing positions and possibly

go to Graduate School for her Masters working as a Teacher’s Assistant.

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SENIOR EDITOR: GINA ZBINDEN

Gina is a senior this year and is an English major with a minor as an ELL

(English Language Learner) instructor. She loves attending Greenville

University, but in her spare time enjoys reading anything fiction, writing her own

stories, and collecting novels for her own personal library.

SENIOR EDITOR: HALEIGH KOPPEBERGER

Haleigh is a junior at Greenville University studying for English and History

majors and a Jewish Christian Studies minor. She has written for the school

magazine, The Vista, but enjoys this opportunity to see the editorial side of

literary production.

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GENERAL EDITOR: JILL CARR

Jill is a transfer student in her first semester at Greenville University. She is an

English major looking into editing and creative writing. She enjoys reading, writing,

and making visual artwork.

GENERAL EDITOR: MIREIA BIROSTA

Mireia is an international student from Spain. She is also a transfer student and this

is her fifth semester. She plays on the women’s tennis team here at Greenville

University and loves to read and write poems.

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GENERAL EDITOR: VICTORIA DYSON

Victoria Dyson is a senior at Greenville University majoring in Criminal Justice with

a minor in English. Her dream job is to work in an office in the criminal justice

system. In her free time, she loves to run and listen to music.

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GENERAL EDITOR: KENDALL FARR

Kendall is a senior at Greenville University and is studying Biology with a minor in

English. She is a member of the women’s softball team. In her spare time, she

enjoys spending time outdoors and reading novels.

GENERAL EDITOR: DEE NORMAN

Dee is a Junior at Greenville University, majoring in English, with a minor in

Journalism. He enjoys hanging with friends, music, sports, and cartoons.

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WEB DESIGNER: MARISSA GOMEZ

Marissa is a senior at Greenville University and is studying Digital Media with a

minor in English. She loves to draw and write stories but also has a passion for web

design. She hopes to get a job in animation one day.

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