Violet Margin (formerly Alchemist Review) is a literary journal at the University of Illinois Springfield. Each year, we publish an annual print journal in April consisting of works from undergraduate students across the country, after having published work by only UIS students and alumni until 2019.

Violet Margin is a journal of prose, creative nonfiction, translation, poetry, and visual arts dedicated to publishing dynamic works by undergraduate writers and artists across the country.  With an appreciation for print culture, as well as digital technologies and mixed media, Violet Margin provides a forum for collaboration and exploration within the ever-evolving world of literary publishing. Violet Margin is edited by students at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Download our mission statement here.