Creative writing student has big, future plans for local writers
McKinney Scholarship recipient, English major and a top-student, senior Alexis Haight has a unique plan for writers in San Antonio. Although her personal goal is to complete undergraduate and graduate school at UTSA focusing on creative and professional writing, helping others to get published is also on her list.
“I’d like to get my master’s degree and start my own publishing company to help local writers,” she shared.
Currently, she’s the head intern for the Sagebrush Review, UTSA’s literary journal, a job she holds in high regard and one that could lead to an assistant editor position next spring. “Working with the Sagebrush Review really teaches me a lot about publishing,” she expressed.
Aside from her work with the journal, Alexis’ own work has been recognized. Last spring, she won second place for her creative writing piece “The Character that Would Not Comply” at the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Conference, and more recently her 13-word short story “First-Time Home Buyer” was published in From the Depths, a quarterly literary journal by Haunted Waters Press.
Alexis credits UTSA and the scholarship she has received for her growth as a young writer, and feels honored to have “amazing and wonderful” teachers who continue to challenge her. Having blossomed here at the university, she believes it’s important to dedicate her talents to helping others locally. “The San Antonio culture is so wonderful and unique, and I’d really like to see the city grow in literature,” she added—a mission she feels confident about, having been prepared here at UTSA.
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