2020 Selections from fishladder

A Student Journal of Art and Writing

Now in its seventeenth year, fishladder is a student-run journal at Grand Valley State University. fishladder publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and art created by GVSU students. Individuals from across all disciplines in the university are encouraged to submit work in all styles, genres, and forms. The editors of fishladder aim to select the best, most artistic work for publication.

Submission Guidelines

Students currently enrolled at GVSU were encouraged to submit work in all styles, genres, and forms. For more information on how to submit fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, art, or photography, please visit the website http://www.fishladder.wordpress.com


You can also see fishladder on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/fishladderjournal/

black and white print of moral mushroom

Alex Wethy, Moral Tarot Print, woodcut print

bronze sculpture of dismembered barbie doll with mushrooms

Alex Wethy, Fungus Barbie, bronze casting

short story essay

Rachel Azure, Footprints in the Snow

image of empty pool surrounded by foliage

Chavala Ymker, Remnants (detail), digital photography


March 6 – June 19, 2020
Russel H. Kirkhof Center Gallery
1 Campus Dr
Allendale, Michigan 49401 




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For exhibition details and media inquires, please email:
Joel Zwart, Curator of Exhibitions