Calliope, The University of Mount Union’s annual literary and arts magazine, first appeared in 1954. Today, it operates as a recognized student organization, with an annual budget of more than $11,000. Students who participate in the organization publish two magazines annually (Calliope and The Agora), work with nationally-recognized writers and artists as judges, and gain experience in event management, editing and publications management. Calliope has recently expanded to accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and all forms of visual art from students at other regional and national institutions, as well as from Mount Union students, alumni, faculty and staff. Best in category submissions are awarded cash prizes.