Metonym is an annual publication of William Jessup University's undergraduate English program located north of Sacramento, California. Staffed by students, our literary journal is a yearly, periodic collection of original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art.
As the title implies, it is the hope of all the staff past, present, and future that the journal itself becomes synonymous with great art. As always, our aim is simple: Publish the best, and let great art speak for itself.
We have expanded in our staff size and diversity as we have grown, and as an array of backgrounds and majors have joined the journal, it has become a profound learning experience. It is here that students not only grow in their knowledge of literature and publishing, but in their knowledge of truth as well.
Metonym has always done its best to have a mission statement that is flexible and broad enough to include within its scope: A search for meaningful and quality work. The staff of Metonym believes that great art worthy of publication must say something profound and meaningful about the human experience.
Our current Editor in Chief is Alyssa Mielke, a junior and Professional Writing major. She has already gained an extensive look at the publishing industry through her year on the job and hopes to continue learning the ins and outs as she refines the journal for the next year of her leadership as well.