The Mockingbird is the student literary/arts magazine published as a partnership between the East Tennessee State University Department of Literature and Language and the Department of Art & Design.
The Mockingbird staff and contributors are all students, some submitting their creative works for the first time. Traditionally, the call for literary submissions occurs early during the fall semesters. The Department of Literature and Language does not manage art submissions for The Mockingbird; the Department of Art & Design provides work from its annual student awards. We encourage all ETSU students to participate in creating The Mockingbird.
Danielle Byington is the editor of The Mockingbird's 44th issue. Byington, now a graduate student and Harry G. Merrill II Scholar in the Department of Literature and Language, has placed work in such journals as Right Hand Pointing, Rust + Moth, and Jersey Devil Press. In summer 2016, Cold Mountain Review, which has featured works by widely read poets, published her piece titled “The Scales of Belief.” She has also given research presentations at such conferences as the Southeastern American Society for 18th Century Studies and the Medieval and Renaissance Conference at the University of Virginia College at Wise, and earned an undergraduate essay award at the Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature, which is hosted at ETSU. This fall, she will present a research paper at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. (Biography adapted from an ETSU feature story on Danielle Byington)
Thank you for visiting our website; if you are an ETSU student, we hope to receive some of your work for consideration for an upcoming issue of The Mockingbird.