Ultraviolet is a 23-year-old magazine devoted to the creative arts: prose, poetry, art, photography, graphics, music...you name it, we want it.

We are a student club based out of Queen's University in Kingston, ON, and we love promoting creativity both on and off campus.

Our publication was started by Melissa Kluger who is currently the editor of her own magazine in Toronto. She started UV with the intention of providing a space where bolder and more outgoing pieces could find a happy home.

If you feel that your writing or artwork pushes boundaries, limits, and to the very edge of creativity, then please submit to Ultraviolet Magazine and show us what you've got!

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Lauren

Co-Editor-in-Chief

3rd Year, Life Sciences

Favourite Artwork: BTS’ song Tomorrow. The lyrics speak about how it can be hard to go through the repetitions of life and how it can feel like you are running in place without accomplishing anything. That it’s frustrating when you try to get ahead but fail each time. It then speaks that no matter how many times you fail, get up and try again. Tomorrow is a new day and you should keep trying to accomplish your dreams. My favourite lyric is "Because the dawn right before the sun rises is the darkest”. It means that right before you accomplish something, your life is full of stress and many struggles, but after accomplishing your dream, you will be able to look at your struggles and be proud that you got through them. This song helps me remind myself that I should keep pushing through life because eventually, I’ll reach where I want to be.

Inspiration: The music and people I surround myself with.

Gillian

Co-Editor-in-Chief

3rd Year, Biochemistry

Favourite Artwork: The novel, “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo. This story follows a once selfish china rabbit named Edward Tulane who, through getting lost and passed between owners from all different walks of life, is able to learn humility and what it truly means to love. Having read this story at a young age, it was instrumental in helping me learn the importance of kindness and respect. Reading the novel now, I am able to appreciate Edward's journey of self-discovery and how he was able to grow from the trials and tribulations he faced. It is so easy to become absorbed in self-pity when things don't go your way in life, but rather than lamenting his circumstances, Edward was able to better himself and learn what truly matters.

Inspiration: My friends, family, and nature.

Haleema

Head of Layout

2nd Year, Political Studies and History

Favourite Artwork: My favourite artwork is “Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare” by Claude Monet. I like the colours that are used in the painting, which are different tones of blue and green. I think the painting represents a change in technology and the start of the rapid increase of societal advancements. I saw it at the AGO last year during the Monet exhibit, so it was nice to see it in person. I like the painting because it shows the beginning of when the world changed. 

Inspiration: The music and people I surround myself with.

Sadie

Head of Social Media & Marketing

2nd Year, Psychology and Con-Ed

Favourite Artwork: My favourite artwork is the illustration “Tiger” by Manjit Thapp. It is a drawing of a girl with a tiger on the back of her sweater. Although the image is simple, it is eye-catching. I enjoy it because I like Thapp’s illustration style, but I also like the message that it sends. I interpret it as being about inner strength and courage, which are two things I personally value.

Inspiration: I gain inspiration from the artists I follow on Instagram.

Andrew

Head of Website

1st Year, Computing

Favourite Artwork:  Batman Vol.3, issues 14 & 15, “Rooftops”, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads. When I read Rooftops for the first time, it reminded me of why I love comics so much. It’s a medium that is able to tell stories in a unique, dynamic way that takes the reader into the world of the comic. And in Rooftops, King and Gerads are able to do just that. While the story (a mystery/love story, not a superhero/action story) is good, the artwork accompanying the text is what makes “Rooftops” my favourite. Gerad’s style and his framing of panels both support the story being told by King but also make the characters come alive with emotion helping you fall into the universe of a starry night in Gotham City. No other piece of art has made me feel as immersed as I was when reading “Rooftops” for the first time, and for that, it’s my favourite piece of artwork.

Inspiration: The things I see daily.