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About Us

Jeopardy Magazine was founded in 1963. Since its inception, Jeopardy has existed not simply as a place for stories, but as an outlet for writers and artists to express themselves. For years, Jeopardy accepted submissions from all over the country as the publication aimed to feature the best writing that it could find. However, in 2003 something changed. Rather than relying on professional writers to bolster its reputation, Jeopardy began to focus on the unique talent located at Western Washington University. With a fondness for its past and an eye on the future, Jeopardy used its influence to create a supportive literary and arts community in and around WWU. Ever since this change, the publication has aimed to give resonance to these local voices by publishing their very best writing and art. We at Jeopardy hope that this consistency sets our publication apart as a valuable set of voices in the literary community.

Staff

Tristan Olson

Editor-in-Chief
Office hours: Tues + Thurs: Noon-2:00

Tristan is a senior at Western Washington University graduating in the spring with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in both Film Studies & Business Administration. He has a passion for film and video production as well as a love for writing fiction. After graduation he plans on teaching English abroad in Malaysia and continuing to write and direct in his freetime.

Emma Larson

Poetry Editor
Office hours: Mon + Wed: 11:30-1:00

Emma is a senior at Western, majoring in English literature and minoring in linguistics. She is very happy and grateful for the opportunity to have worked for Jeopardy. After graduation, she is hoping to continue with a career in publishing.

Jonah Allen

Nonfiction Editor
Office hours: Mon + Wed: 2:20-3:50

Jonah is a graduating senior at Western majoring in English - Creative Writing with an endorsement in Secondary Education. In his free time, he enjoys reading any Haruki Murakami book he can get his hands on, watching Interstellar more times than he probably should, and beating his roommates in FIFA.

Sara Kirk

Fiction Editor
Office hours: Tues: 10:00-11:00 Thurs: 10:00-Noon

Sara is a senior graduating this spring with a degree in Creative Writing. When she grows up she'd like to travel the world and write poetry. Although right now, she's probably drinking coffee, baking vegan delicacies, and or gathering flowers.

Skylar Aieta

Graphic Designer

Skylar is a Design B.F.A student with a minor in Psychology. His interests are broad and he takes a multidisciplinary approach to design. He believes in thinking big and working small to produce air-tight projects. He listens to music that your dad probably likes but that your grandmother thinks is satanic. He is currently most excited for the new season of Twin Peaks.

Hannah Shaffer

Web Designer

Hannah Shaffer is a Graphic Design major, French minor at Western. Her goals for this year include learning how to draw a proper nose and mastering at least three bird calls.

Say hello!

Our office is located on the second floor of the Humanities building in room 254.

Frequently Asked Questions:


IS JEOPARDY LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR AESTHETIC IN THEIR SUBMISSIONS?

No. Jeopardy is an open call magazine. As such, we do not operate with a theme in mind during the selection process.

WHEN WILL I HEAR BACK ABOUT MY SUBMISSION?

We try our hardest to respond to submissions in a timely manner, but it could be up to six months before you hear from us. Thanks for your patience!

I HAVE MADE REVISIONS TO A PIECE I ALREADY SUBMITTED. CAN I RESUBMIT IT?

Of course. You are welcome to resubmit a previously rejected piece after making revisions.

I RECEIVED A PERSONALIZED REJECTION. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

A personalized rejection means you are on the right track. When our editors feel strongly about a piece that is not quite ready for publication, we like to offer suggestions and encouragement to aid the future of the piece.

HOW IS MY SUBMISSION EVALUATED?

Your submission is first evaluated by a group of volunteer content evaluators. From there, the genre editor will evaluate your piece, taking the opinions of the content evaluators into consideration. Finally, the Editor-in-Chief will evaluate your piece. Decisions are then made by the entire staff, taking volunteer evaluations into consideration.

I JUST REALIZED THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY SUBMISSION. WHAT DO I DO?

Withdraw your piece from submittable, make the necessary changes, and resubmit.

HOW DO I WORK FOR JEOPARDY?

The call for the Editor-in-Chief goes out in May and is followed by the call for associate editors. Feel free to check in with Faculty Advisor Kami Westhoff or current Editor-in-Chief Tristan Olson about future job opportunities.