The Gist: University of Vermont's Literary and Visual Arts Journal

The Gist, formerly known as The Vantage Point, is the University of Vermont's literary and visual arts journal. Every semester, we encourage students from all disciplines, fields, and areas of interest to submit their poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and visual art. The editors review these submissions during collaborative weekly meetings, and they publish the accepted pieces in a physical journal handed out twice during the academic year. The Gist strives to create a flourishing artistic community by connecting artists and writers and providing them an outlet to put their work out and into the world.

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Meet the Editors


Seth Wade is Co-editor in Chief of The Gist. He savors everything horror and would be the definition of a starving artist if it wasn't for his overzealous consumption of popcorn slathered with vinegar. He majors in English and philosophy while working as a Lead Resident Advisor in the Arts and Creativity Learning Community and as a tutor in the writing center. He has been published in The Gateway Review and Infernal Ink Magazine.

Christian Soychak is Co-editor in Chief of The Gist. He's a frequent member of UVM's Anime club and enjoys writing, watching movies, and playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. He majors in English Education, specifically on the secondary level, and hopes one day to teach at his old high school here in Vermont.


Interested in more writing opportunities? Check out Creative Writing at UVM for more ways to get involved!