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2019 News Glass Enclosures
February 11, 2019 : Glass Enclosures now accepting submissions for the 2019 edition


Glass Enclosures, the campus literary publication designed to show a variety of creative work, has announced their search for submissions to include in their upcoming issue.


The Glass Enclosures project began in 2011, through the Ohio University Chillicothe Writing Center. The project was created to showcase writing, art and other creative pieces from OHIO Chillicothe students and the Chillicothe community. The goal is to provide a method for students and alumni to share their ideas on a public platform. The maintenance of the project has been made possible through the help of the OHIO Chillicothe Writing Center director Deb Nickles.


The publication has resulted in the release of seven issues, with the eighth issue scheduled for release on April 17, 2019. The upcoming edition will be titled “Glass Enclosures: Windows Beyond Shattered Synapses,” and will connect the scientific and literary aspects of mental health.


Glass Enclosures is being led by a new editor this year, Christianna Hines. Hines began working with the publication last year and expressed great excitement for her upcoming role. “I am always encouraged by learning about new perspectives and understanding new information, particularly in the fields of sciences and the humanities. I am excited to gain new perspectives on mental health as I work with writers and artists on their creative work about their own thoughts and experiences.”


Sarah Uhrig will also be working on the publication, serving as an assistant to Christianna.


The help of Sarah Cook has also been enlisted for this year’s edition. Cook has earned an undergraduate degree at OHIO Chillicothe and received her master’s in health administration at Ohio University. While attending OHIO Chillicothe, Cook worked in the Writing Center as a tutor, and served as the founding editor of Glass Enclosures. Her current work with Adena Health Systems has kept her busy, but Cook has found the time to assist with the upcoming publication.


Hines also provided her comments on the importance of the upcoming edition’s theme. “Because mental health is a sensitive and personal topic, many individuals feel as if they have no space in which to communicate their mental health concerns; honest expression is shattered. In Glass Enclosures, we seek to create a window into mental health through writing and art. Through our voices, we can honestly share the struggles we have encountered while also portraying glimmers of joy, hope, and light in difficulty.”


Anyone interested in submitting a piece for the publication can do so by emailing Christianna Hines at and Deb Nickles at There is a 2500-word limit on written work, with MLA format preferred. Submissions are being accepted until 5 PM on February 22, and upon review selected entries will receive acceptance letters.