NOVUS wouldn’t be what it is today without the help and support of Cumberland University’s Creative and Imaginative Writing Program. Under their direction, we have been able to conduct NOVUS promotional events, establish a bi-weekly creative writing club at Cumberland University, and establish a full-fledged literary journal here at novusliterary.com. This year we are also fortunate to have been granted a Dr. Bill McKee Creative Research and Activities Grant to further our efforts and create a Commemorative Print Edition slated for Fall 2021.
Sandee Gertz is thrilled to have the honor of managing the Novus journal. She is an Assistant Professor at Cumberland focusing on Poetry, Intro to Creative Writing, and Small Press Publishing. She is the author of The Pattern Maker’s Daughter (Poems, Bottom Dog Press 2012) and her credits in poetry and memoir include Gargoyle, Cathexis Northwest Press, Northern Appalachia Review, Green Mountains Review, Poet Lore, The Write Launch, The Ledge, and as a Finalist for the Porch Prize in Fiction and Poetry. Learn more at Sandeegertz.com.