Back Issues Overview

The English Department at Illinois State University has sponsored a student creative writing journal since at least 1970. The journal has gone under different names (Euphemism, Druid’s Cave, Triangle) and has been produced in different media (print, pdf, html, and most recently WordPress). This page leads to links or pdfs of all of this past work. If you have information about other English Department student creative writing journals, please contact us at

Back Issues 2016-Present

In 2016, Euphemism began producing pdf issues of the journal and then migrated to WordPress-based digital publishing.

Read back issues of Euphemism 2016-Present.

Back Issues 2005-2015

From 2005-2015, English department students produced 22 html-based issues of Euphemism as well as 7 special issues. The link below takes you to a separate archive of these issues.

Read back issues of Euphemism from 2005-2015.

Back Issues 1970-2000

From 1970-2000, English Department students published a print creative writing journal as: Druid’s Cave, The Triangle, and other names..

Read back issues of Euphemism 1970-2003.