Issue 17 is Here!

We are excited to share the online publication of issue 17 featuring new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, & art, including the winners of our inaugural writing contest on the theme of home.

While the current pandemic has delayed the print publication of this issue, we hope to celebrate the print publication in the fall semester. In the meantime, please click the cover image above to read the entire issue online for free (and please share)!

Congratulations to all of our contributors!

SUNY Purchase’s “Italics Mine” Literature Magazine Unveils Their 16th Issue

Italics Mine releases their 16th issue of literary work by the SUNY Purchase community.

Purchase, NY – 1 May, 2019 – On May 1, 2019, at 4:30 in the Buffer Room of the Admissions Building, Italics Mine will release the 16th installment of their student run literary magazine. Comprised of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, interviews and book reviews, issue 16 features the work of 45 SUNY Purchase contributors, including work by Winnie Richards, Liv Rouse, and Gio Martin. Contributors will read from their work and copies of the issue and branded merchandise will be available for sale. A light reception will follow the readings.

When asked about the launch of issue 16,Trisha Murphy, a student editor on both the events & poetry boards says, “Italics Mine has been an experience unlike any other. Working one on one with contributors has been so exciting, and provided me with experience I would not have gained elsewhere.” Christina Baulch, a literature major, says of the editing process, “As an editor, I really enjoyed getting to connect with the variety of talent on our campus. Our contributors come from across the disciplines, so it was a joy getting to know them through our correspondence.”

Issue 16 is a culmination of two semesters worth of student collaborative editing as part of a two-sequence course entitled Editing & Production, taught by Creative Writing Assistant Professor Mehdi Okasi. The journal opened for submissions in fall of 2018 and the student editorial boards have been diligently reviewing and evaluating submissions over the course of two semesters on a rolling basis. The May 1st launch party celebrates the hard work of the editorial staff by providing a platform for new student creative work. More information about the magazine can be found online at

Italics Mine showcases the new, creative literary voices of Purchase College students—majors and non-majors alike—through print and web. The diversity of the student population is reflected in the pieces we strive to share with the entire college community. Italics Mine aims to further student writers and help them grow with assistance from their editors.

Mitchell Angelo, Poetry and Art Editor