Aura Literary Arts Review is an award-winning creative literary magazine that is published through the Student Media division of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The publication is led and run by UAB students from various departments including English, humanities, communications, foreign languages, computer science, biology, and more.
Our goal is to promote creative artists and give them the recognition they deserve. We also seek to provide opportunities for growth and learning for artists. We host events throughout the school year, feature artists’ work online, and release a literary magazine each fall and spring semester.
The pieces in our magazine are produced by UAB students, faculty, and staff as well as Birmingham artists and artists around the country. We accept entries of the following types: art, essay, music lyrics, photography, play script, poetry, and short story (fiction and non-fiction).
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Ashley Frith, Editor-in-Chief, is a senior studying Neuroscience and Studio Art at UAB. She loves her two cats and plans to attend veterinarian school after graduation. Ashley enjoys painting, videography, and reading graphic novels. Her favorite types of art are modern and impressionism.
Elizabeth Guffin, Prose Editor, is a senior majoring in Management with a concentration in Business Administration at UAB and loves literature. She has volunteered with the Literary Council by helping with reading workshops, and for four years, she worked in a popular chain bookstore. When not working or studying, Elizabeth enjoys writing and reading books to review on her bookstagram @CoziestCornerReads.