In Our Current Issue

Christmas Morning by Elora Karim

Tunneler No. 81745552: Briefingby Benjamin Busch

Patchwork People by John Perkins

A Bad Story by Rebekah Bennick



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.



Volume 10 Issue 1 is Alive!


Tuesday, December 9: Join us at the English Studes Goes Public Conference for a reading of many of the fine submissions in our current issue. We also welcome readers to share their own work. Euphemism readings begin at 6 p.m. in STV 128. There will be presentations on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights and (get ready for it) there will be pizza!


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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 Tuesday 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