Red Cents

Red Cents is an award-winning literary arts journal that showcases student writing, visual art and graphic design. It is edited and published by Goshen College students through the college’s Pinchpenny Press.

Red Cents regularly earns awards at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) literary magazine contest. These include:

2020-21: First place, Best Cover Design (Noelani Garcia); Second place, Best Short Story (Cristina Jantz); Third place tie, Best Overall

2017-18: First place, Best Overall Design (Siana Emery); First place, Best Single Issue (Courtney Crapser, Siana Emery, Maddy Keener, Elsa Lantz, and Carter McKay-Epp); Third place, Best Photo (Olivia Copsey); Third place, Best Creative Nonfiction (Christi Sessa)

2016-17: First place, Best Poem Under 20 Lines (Christi Sessa); First place, Best Formal Poem (Maddie Gerig Shelly, Laura Miller); Second place, Best Overall Design; Second place, Best Single IssueThird place; Best Creative Nonfiction (Sandra McMasters); Third place, Best Literary Magazine of the Year

2015-16: Second place, Best Cover Design for a Literary Magazine (MadelineGerig); Best Hand-Drawn Illustration (CourtneyWengerd); Third place,  Best Overall Design for a Literary Magazine; Third place, Best Short Poem (Katie Yoder); Third place, Best Creative Nonfiction (Madeline Gerig); Third place, Best Photo (Jennifer Richards)

2014-15Second place, Best Cover Design (Emma Gerig); Third place, Best Short Story (Kate Stoltzfus); Third place, Best Free Verse Poem (Lauren Treiber)Third place, Best Hand-Drawn Illustration (Kate Yoder)

2013-14: First place, Best Nonfiction Essay (Grace Parker); First place, Best Short Poem (Phil Scott); Second place, Best Free Verse Poem (Becca Kraybill); Third place, Best Literary Magazine of the Year.

2012-13First place, Best Single Issue; First place, Best Free Verse Poem (Kate Stoltzfus); Second place, Best Free Verse Poem (Mary Roth); Third place, Best Photographic Art (Sophie Lapp); Third place, Best Overall Design; Third place, Best Literary Journal of the Year;

Rosanna Nafziger Henderson ’06, who wanted to see the work of her classmates in print, proposed the idea for Red Cents in 2004. She came up with the title “Red Cents,” which was meant to complement the “Pinchpenny Press” theme with a name that suggested frugality.

Past Editors of Red Cents:

Maggie Weaver, Helena Neufeld and Madeline Gerig, 2017
Madeline Gerig, Joe Kreider and Elizabeth Franks-North, 2016
Hayley Brooks and Kate Yoder, 2015
Kate Stoltzfus and Kate Yoder, 2014
Mary Roth, 2013
Annie Martens, 2012
Chelsea Kaufman, 2011
Chelsea Kaufman, 2010
Whitney Philips, 2009
Hope Langeland, 2008
Claire Swora, Erini Shields and Alex Roth, 2007
Amanda Zimmerman and Laurel Yoder, 2006
Rosanna Nafziger, Aaron Zimmerman, Beth Bender and Katrina Maust, 2005