Our Purpose

The purpose of Grassroots is to provide the greater Carbondale, Illinois area with the chance to publish their creative efforts. Our staff will evaluate various creative works and work to publish at least one piece from every author.

The Editors (Fall 2022 – Spring 2023)

Austin PhelpsEditor-in-Chief

Layal Oues—Co-Fiction Editor

Porsche GarrettCo-Fiction Editor

Tatem HerdinaPoetry Editor

Kayla RockhillCopy Editor

Diazha BerryAssistant Editor

Ashley MuethGrassroots Mentor

Salaam OdehGrassroots Mentor

Shyan SmothersGrassroots Mentor

Rafael FrumkinGrassroots Advisor

editors of the past



Submission and Contact Information

For current submission information to Grassroots, please see our submission guidelines,
email us at grassrootsmag@gmail.com, or stop by our office in Faner 2226.

If you would like an editor to visit your class, whether that class is a creative writing workshop, English 101 or 102, a UCOL course, or anything else, email our editors to set up a time for us to stop by.