Totem, the university’s nationally recognized literary arts magazine, is a creative outlet for students and faculty alike. Published once a year, the magazine features original artwork, photography, poetry and prose — including fiction, creative nonfiction, plays and film scripts — by members of the Gannon community.

An editorial board made up of students advised by Berwyn Moore, head of the English department, decides which entries are included in the collection.

Totem has earned first place with special merit in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual magazine competition for the past 17 years. The 2012 edition also took home the title for best division pages. This year’s editors plan to incorporate original works in audio form, reflecting Totem’s ever-evolving nature.