University Publications

University Publications: MU Today, Monarch Review, Tapestry, Longleaf Press Literary Publications

Because Methodist University is a community of diverse interests, there are numerous publications designed to appeal to our unique audiences.

MU Today

MU Today is a magazine for alumni and friends of Methodist University. One issue per year includes the Annual Report of Donors. Publication highlights faculty, staff and student accomplishments, athletic and alumni news, and campus events.  For more information, contact the Director of Marketing & Communications, Brad Johnson, at (910) 630-7609 or


Tapestry is a literary magazine published annually featuring a collection of creative writing by students, alumni, and faculty. The magazine is free to those who request a copy, and they are distributed freely on campus. For more information, contact Tapestry’s faculty advisor, Professor Brenda Jernigan, at (910) 630-7454 or

Monarch Review

Monarch Review is Methodist University’s journal of undergraduate research and creativity. This student-run journal features work from all academic and artistic disciplines, ranging from life sciences to literary analysis and from photography to musical performances (but excluding creative writing). Undergraduates are invited to submit outstanding work to be considered for publication. Following the model of academic publications and art juries, each work is anonymously reviewed by two or more faculty members, and feedback is provided to the student scholars and artists. The journal is published in print and online; however, publication is currently suspended. For more information, contact the Managing Editor of the Monarch Review, Baylor Hicks, at (910) 630-7264 or

Longleaf Press Publications

Longleaf Press is a non-profit literary press housed at Methodist University that specializes in quality poetry chapbooks from authors living in the Southeast. Area poets submit works to an annual contest for a chance to have their chapbook published. Chapbooks may be purchased (see the Web site for details). Excerpts from all of the chapbooks can be found on the Longleaf Press Web site. In 2016, Longleaf Press published its first novel, The Catalog of Crooked Thoughts by Robert McKean. For more information, contact the Managing Editor of Longleaf Press, Professor Shannon Ward, at (910) 630-7045 or