Horswell Publishing Award

The Goshen College English Department has several publication awards available through a gift from Sushil and Christine Horswell Jain of Windsor, Ontario. In honor of Christine’s parents, Mary and Dr. Richard Horswell of Elkhart, Indiana, the Horswell Fellowship and Horswell Anthology provide a unique opportunity for students to gain publishing and editing experience.

The Horswell Fellowship is awarded to an English major, after being selected from among applicants who explain their goal to gain publishing experience. To apply for the Horswell Fellowship, send a letter and resume to Jessica Baldanzi at jbaldanzi@goshen.edu. Applications are due at the end of the spring semester.

The Horswell Fellowship offers students a unique experience in all phases of publishing print work, from commissioning and editing to producing, marketing, and distributing. It’s a great way to get hands-on, resume-worthy experience in this field.

The Horswell Fellow is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Pinchpenny Press and Broadside, publications of student and guest writing.

Under the supervision of a faculty sponsor, the Horswell Fellow will:

  • serve as executive secretary of the Broadside and Pinchpenny Press editorial boards
  • lay out, publish, and distribute Broadside poems
  • support student authors and editors in publishing their books
  • publicize the work of Pinchpenny Press and update the subscriber list
  • coordinate contests and readings sponsored by Broadside and Pinchpenny Press.

Past Horswell Fellows:

Greta Lapp Klassen, 2021-22                                                                                                                                    Laura Miller, 2020-21                                                                                                                                            Maddie Gerig,  2016-2017                                                                                                                                    Kate Yoder, 2014-2015                                                                                                                                     Hayley Brooks, 2013-14
Lauren Stoltzfus, 2012-13
Mary Roth, 2011-12
Sarah Rich, 2010-11
Emily Taylor, 2009-10
Heather Clark, 2008-09
Tara Hershberger, 2007-08
Sarah Roth, 2006-07
Laurel Yoder, 2005-06
Erin Lomax, 2004-05
Jesse Conrad, 2002-03
Jon Sommers, 2001-02
Rebecca Rich, 2000-01
Erin Clymer, 1999-00
Minda Kauffman, 1998-99
Erin Stoy, 1997-98

One Horswell Anthology is published each year from faculty submissions of manuscript proposals. Each anthology is a collection of student writing from a class that can be used as a text for future class offerings. Student editors gain valuable publishing skills by selecting, editing and producing the text.

The Horswell Anthology Series Includes:

  • Greta Lapp Klassen, Agusta Nafziger, Erica Gunden, Dakota Cain, and Caleb Gingerich, eds. Goshen Graphix III (2022), n. 19
  • Sophia Martin, ed. Environmental History Volume (2022), n. 18
  • Duane Stoltzfus, Grace Weaver, eds. The Goshen College Guide to Studying & Serving Abroad (2017),  n. 17
  • Elizabeth Derstine, ed. Flash (2015), n. 16
  • Victor Garcia, Sara Klassen, Mandy Schlabach, Kate Yoder, eds., Goshen Graphix II, n. 15
  • Lauren Stoltzfus, ed., Goshen Portraits 4 (2013), no. 14
  • Mary Roth and Anna Ruth, eds., Goshen Graphix (2011), no. 13
  • Sarah Rich, ed., Goshen Portraits 3 (2009), n. 12.
  • Jessica Baldanzi, Jacob Schlabach, Emily Taylor, eds., Goshen Adventure Comics (2009), no. 11
  • Sheldon C. Good, ed., Surviving the Khmer Rouge:  Stories on the Struggle to Stay Alive (2009), no. 10
  • Anna Groff, ed., Goshen Portraits 2 (2006), no. 9.
  • Meryl Roth, ed., The Space Within: Reflective Journeys Through Music and Literature (2004), no. 8.
  • Magdalen Hess, ed. The Female House: Nazareth’s Forgotten Daughters(2004), no. 7.
  • Jason Witmer, ed. Goshen Portraits (2002), no. 6, for Duane Stoltzfus’
    Advanced Reporting and Editing course.
  • Deb Scott, ed. Land, Water Sky (2001), no. 5, for Merry Lea and
    Creative Writing and the Natural World, taught by Todd Davis and Mary
  • Rebecca Rich, ed, Case Studies in Ethnic Conflict: Creation of
    the “Other” as Historical Process
    (2000), no. 4, for
    Jan Bender Shetler’s History of Ethnic Conflict course.
  • Lisa Koop, ed., Having it Out with Poetry (1999), no. 3,
    for Ann Hostetler’s Advanced Writing: Poetry course.
  • Ron Stutzman, ed, Ethnographic Practice: Students’ Essays in
    Cultural Anthropology
    (1998), no. 2, for his Cultural Anthropology
  • Steve Yutzy, ed., Greeting the Dawn: An Anthology of New Mennonite
    (1998), no. 1, from the first Mennonite/s Writing in the
    U.S. conference held at Goshen College in October 1997.


For information on how to apply for the Horswell Fellowship or submit a “prospectus” for the Horswell Anthology, email Jessica Baldanzi at jbaldanzi@goshen.edu.