In this midst of the stress, confusion, and fear of the COVID-19 pandemic, Inkwell Literary Magazine has loved exploring “Refuge” as the theme of our fourth issue.

Our  writers have probed the depths of the inkwell to find the light of refuge in glowing from a lighthouse, streaming into castle dungeons, and above all, shining from the glory of God. As our staff has finished their semester and our publication has come to the close of its first volume, we’re looking forward to a rest, but we’re inspired to remember that refuge is found in the midst of the storm, in the darkest and hardest fights, as well as in the light of the sun and in the peace of the mountaintop.

Inkwell Literary Magazine is also honored to include in our final Spring 2020 issue the winners of the Bob Jones University Annual English Forum Writing Contest. Our university is proud to present the winners and runners-up of this contest, in the categories of poetry, short story, and creative nonfiction. We at Inkwell also extend a special congratulations to five of our staffers who placed in this competition.

May you be inspired to search for refuge and find its light in the One who holds the world.

“Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom  I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high  tower.” – Psalm 18:2 ASV

You can also download a PDF copy of this issue here.