In Our Current Issue


"The Appeal of Creepy Places" by W. Jack Savage

Collider by Dan Lewis

In Memoriaum by Rachel Sheley

With Worn Out Tools by Jeron Jennings

One Feels a Shift by Jonah Mixon-Webster


Euphemism is edited by undergraduate and graduate students at Illinois State University. We accept innovative poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, visual art, spoken word, experimental sound and video projects, and original music from ISU students and from any and all writers, singers, musicians, artists, and filmmakers who send submissions. We welcome all lovers of words, sounds, ideas, images, and creativity.



First Fall 2015 Editorial Meeting-- Wednesday, August 26, at 6 p.m. in the Publications Office!


Volume 10 Issue 1 is Alive!


Submission Deadline for Fall 2015 Issue is October 30, 2015. Go to Submissions for details.


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Euphemism is interested in publishing your reviews of local creative events (including readings, films, performances, concerts, etc.). Check the submission guidelines for details. Reviews can be submitted at any point during the semester.


The Euphemism editorial staff meets regularly on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. in the Publications Unit Office (Williams Hall Annex). In addition to working on the journal, the staff often meets to workshop pieces by staff members and strategize about supporting the creative writing community at ISU. We also discuss comic books, TV shows, and superhero films. If you are interested in joining the Euphemism staff or need directions to our meetings please contact us at







Euphemism Campus Box 5555 Illinois State University Normal, IL 61790