Welcome to The Messenger, the University of Richmond’s Literary Arts Magazine.

The Messenger showcases student work in Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Visual Arts. Each fall semester, students are invited to submit their work for publication in the spring. The Messenger Staff conducts a blind review of every submission, putting together a free, student-designed book for the campus community. After publication, the Messenger Staff hosts a release party and an award ceremony for two cash prize winners in Poetry and Prose.


Featured works



Red // Nasir Aziz


Excerpt from “Wildwood Holler” // Savannah Etzler


Find the Messenger on Instagram at @messengerur