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May 2024 Edition

By Lara Niedermeyer

edition cover with image of mixed media artwork by Diantha Smith Hopkins title "Priesthood"

Editorial After a few years without a Segullah contest, we didn’t know what to expect when we opened the doors to welcome submissions from our worldwide sisterhood. Did anyone still remember us? Would they entrust us with their creative works? The resounding answer was yes!  As entries trickled and then gushed, like water from a firehose, we were deliciously overwhelmed with a flood …

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Poetry Editorial May 2024

By Melonie Cannon

Our readers more than answered the call for this year’s poetry contest with 129 outstanding entries! As the poetry editor, I am profoundly grateful to introduce the winners. Your efforts made this contest issue a memorable one. We want to thank all the poets for your heartfelt submissions. Our poetry board did not know how …

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Prose Editorial

By Sherilyn Stevenson

What a contest! What a comeback. We have missed reading and judging the contest entries and eagerly anticipated quality (and quantity) submissions. Readers, you will see how we were not disappointed.  The fiction contest-winning authors certainly embody what former General Young Women’s President, Bonnie L. Oscarson once said, “Sometimes we just need to have a …

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February 2024 Edition

By Shari Crall

Editorial Inspiring. You know that giddiness in your stomach and lightness in your head when warmth is beaming right into your noggin? That is what it felt like to read through staff submissions and interviews as we prepared for the return of the Segullah Journal after a two-year hiatus.    Inspiration came from both our featured …

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Poetry Editorial

By Melonie Cannon

When a garden gets buried under white snow, the seeds seem to lie dormant. But if you look inside of them, a powerful life-force is brewing. So, Segullah’s poetry might have seemed quiet for the last couple of years, but we are back – bursting with new growth, new staff, and new poems for you …

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Prose Editorial

By Sherilyn Stevenson

Welcome back, Segullah readers! This issue, the prose board offers four essays from our creative nonfiction and fiction staff members. Take a trip with Prose Editor, Sherilyn Stevenson and consider how God’s laws influence creativity in “Order and Art in New York City.” Then, experience with Co-editor-in-chief, Shari Crall, fitful hours which lead to reassurance …

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August 2022 Edition

By Jessie Christensen

Editorial When I first read a draft of Elizabeth Cranford Garcia’s essay “An Apology for Speculation”, my mind turned to words I associated with “speculation”: spectacular, perspective, speculum, spectacles. Over the past few centuries the term has taken on negative connotations that associate it with straying into unwanted territory—‘speculating’ on ideas much like a ‘speculator’ …

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April 2022 Edition

By Sherilyn Stevenson

Editorial War ravishes parts of the world this Easter season with many summoning “the peace that passeth all understanding” (Philippians 4:7)—a peace possible through Jesus Christ. He lives, and so will the earth and all its people rise again from ashes. Until then, Spring has me looking for bits of hope among the chaos. I …

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Winter Journal 2021-22 Editorial

By Sherilyn Stevenson

Many of you are creators. All of us are, really. Just the other day, someone who barely knows me asked how long it had been since I’d created something. (As a poet and writer, I cringed that it had been more than a few months.) A short conversation about what sparks our writing ensued, and …

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Winter Journal Editorial

By Sherilyn Stevenson

I admired a snowflake decoration hanging in a co-worker’s cubicle remarking how I wished I could make something like that. When I guessed that it was beyond my skill level, she assured, “Oh, no! They’re simple. You can make it in five minutes.” She showed me how, and I really could! (I’ve made a couple …

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