The first issue of The Mockingbird appeared in the spring of 1974; it began months earlier, when the English Department
chair, John Tallent, assigned the task of faculty advisor to Robert J. Higgs. The Mockingbird received additional funding and support from Dan Teis, the Art Department chair at
the time. The Mockingbird, however, has always been a student publication; its editorial staffs and contributors
must be ETSU students. The magazine has, therefore, provided an outlet for the creative
talents and applied skills those students have developed at ETSU. As we approach our
50th anniversary, we offer these recent issues to inspire student contributors to
The Mockingbird Volumes 37 & 38 (2010/2011)
Edited by Jeff Holland (2010) and Jason Bacen (2011)
Relaunching in a new format, this double issue features award-winning writing by Natasha
Snyder, Jacob Vines, Sam Smith, Juliet Ramirez, Bradly Hartsel, Ethan Palmer, Sterlin
Hammond, Brittany Shope, and Ethan Palmer. The Mockingbird 37/38 contributors also include Adam Lambert, Anthony Cole, Rebecca Catron, Luke Champouillon,
Leona Holman, Robert Kottage, Derek Slagle, Caron Castle, Audrey Peters, Daia Stager,
Issac Wilson, and Tina Michael.
The Mockingbird Volume 39 (2012)
Edited by Sean I. Levenson
Writing award winners Therese L. Castaneda, Charles Hagy, Robert Kottage, Josh Holley,
and Alex Dykes, an interview of Rita Sims Quillen by Sam Campbell, and contributing
writers Mollie Horney, Mags Colvett, Sara Sutterfield Winn, Katherine D. Zimmerman,
Rachel Bates, Ashley Fox, Victoria L. Vanderveer, and Catherine Pritchard Childress
make The Mockingbird 39 a solid read.
The Mockingbird Volume 40 (2013)
Edited by Catherine Pritchard Childress
The (difficult to find in print) milestone 40th issue of The Mockingbird opens with a dedication to Robert J. ("Jack") Higgs, the magazine's first faculty
advisor, followed by an interview of him conducted by his daugher, Laura Higgs Kappel.
This issue features award-winning new writing by Sara West, Joseph Bowman, and Madison
Brown as well as pieces by distinguished alumni such as Jane Hicks, Rita Quillen,
Maria Steel, Nicolas Smith, Nell McGrady, Greta Talton, and Janet Leigh Robinson.
Contributors include Adam Lambert, Luke Champouillon, Sam Campbell, Daniel Morefield,
Jake Lawson, Jerianne Paul, DeVan Burton, Keith Brake, Robert Kottage, Natasha Snyder,
Laura Simpson, and Mags Colvett.
The Mockingbird Volume 41 (2014)
Edited by Mags Colvett
With award-winning writing by Cate Strain, Andrew Butler, and Joseph Bowman, The Mockingbird 41 also offers Ashley Fox's interview with Jane Hicks. Contributors include Adam Timbs,
Joseph Sloan, Jerianne Paul, Josh Blevins, Danielle Byington, Daniel Taylor, Jacob
Vines, Andrew Barnes, Mary Hunter, Jared Sand, and Andrea Menendez.
The Mockingbird Volume 42 (2015)
Edited by Jacob Vines
Featuring Beth Miller's interview of Kevin Brown, The Mockingbird 42 includes writing by award winners Blaine Boles, Tucker Foster, and Dana T. Speight.
Contributors include Cory Howell, Matthew L. Gilbert, Danielle Byington, Kelsey A.
Solomon, Lauren Fowler, Daniel Isaac Ratliff, Raleigh Cody, and Mary Emily Vatt.
The Mockingbird Volume 43 (2016)
Edited by Jessica Hall
The Mockingbird's 43rd issue features award-winning writing by Lindsey King, Gabe Cameron, Elizabeth Saulsbury,
and Kelsey A. Solomon, who also conducts an interview of Catherine Pritchard Childress.
Contributors include Katie Lea, Danielle Byington, Matthew Gilbert, Laura Traister,
Janice Hornburg, Rachel Maynard, Jonathan Hill, Beth Miller, Joshua Cole, Nancy Jane
Earnest, and Laura Traister.
The Mockingbird Volume 44 (2017)
Edited by Danielle Byington
With an interview of Don Johnson by Jonathan Hill, the 44th issue of The Mockingbird includes award-winning writing by Bradley Hartsell, Michelle Wanzor, and Mark Hutton.
Contributors include Blaine Boles, Janice Hornburg, Gabe Cameron, Abby N. Lewis, Nancy
Jane Earnest, Brandon Bragg, Seth Grindstaff, Keith Maultbay, and Adam Timbs.
The Mockingbird Volume 45 (2018)
Edited by Kara Russell
Award-winning writing by Adam Timbs, Amanda Sawyers, Rachel Nicole Lawson, and Emily
Williams McElroy feature in this difficult-to-find issue. The Mockingbird 45 contributors include Seth Grindstaff, Thomas Chase Clayton, Jillian Bailey, Alexandria
Craft, Mark Hutton, Kayla Hackney, Andrew Miller, Calvin Ross, Zöe Hester, William
Rieppe Moore, Janice Hornburg, Hannah PUrdy, Bradley Hartsell, Alexandria Craft, Lacy
Snapp, Nancy Jane Earnest, and Amber Rookstool.
The Mockingbird Volume 46 (2019)
Edited by Matthew Gilbert
Featuring an interview of Tamara Baxter conducted by editor Matthew Gilbert, The Mockingbird's 46th issue offers award-winning writing by Sam Campbell, Dayton Sheffield, and Lacy Snapp. Contributors
include Kayla Ireson, Michh McCrotty, Emma Owens, Amber Rookstool, Megan Cruey, Elizabeth
Chapman, Abby Lewis, Dillon McCroskey, Jessica Dunker, Nancy Jane Earnest, Rieppe
Moore, Emily Price, and Lia Hall.
The Mockingbird Volume 47 (2020)
Edited by Sam Campbell
The Mockingbird's 47th volume features award-winning work by Harley Mercadal, Trevor Stanley, Abby N. Lewis, and
G. Johnson. Editor Sam Campbell offers an interview with Darius Stewart. Contributors
include Amber Rookstool, Dillon McCroskey, Emily Price, Jessica Dunker, Scottie Garber-Roberts,
Haley Grindstaff, Matthew Powers, Zoey Thomas, Matthew Powers, Matthew Bennett, Alex
Mauger, William Rieppe Moore, Dayton Sheffield, Nancy Jane Earnest, Cheston Axton,
and Emily Williams
We regret that current technological limitations prevent our being able to offer online
complete issues prior to our 2010/2011 issue of The Mockingbird.