Kolob Canyon Review is a literary and art magazine of and for Southern Utah University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. As a student-managed project, KCR provides real-world experience in publishing and editorial practices. We promote and present SUU’s best-written and visual creative works, serving as an entry point for creative writers and visual artists.
KCR started in the 1980s as an internship for students. They worked together with faculty advisors to create a small literary journal called Tailwind that only published literary works. Tailwind was later changed to Paunsagunt Review until 1996 when Winn Summers took over the publication. Around this time, Kolob Canyon review got its official name and was made a class at Southern Utah University. Summers collaborated with the art department to make the journal the literary and art magazine that is today. The journal has evolved in recognition and prestige throughout its history, with past staff members including Christopher Nelson, founder of the online literary journal Under a Warm Green Linden and Tristen Fagg, proprietor of Thicker Ink Press.