ASU-Beebe ‘Uncharted’ Wins Highest Honor for REALM Contest

The “Uncharted” literary and art magazine at Arkansas State University-Beebe has received Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazine (REALM) First Class by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

This year, schools in 46 states and five countries nominated 375 student magazines. Magazines from middle school, high school and higher education were welcomed for the 2023 contest. The contest’s highest distinction, REALM First Class, was awarded to 108 magazines.

“’Uncharted’ is the only college publication in the state of Arkansas to get the highest rank, REALM First Class,” said Dr. Jodi Whitehurst, associate professor of English at ASU-Beebe. “The purpose of ‘Uncharted’ is to draw attention to the exemplary writing, art and photography created by students and alumni at ASU-Beebe. In addition, the publication provides an opportunity for students involved in the ASUB Publishing Studio to learn about the editing and publishing processes.”  To view “Uncharted” visit:

The REALM program publicly recognizes excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers. REALM is designed to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines that celebrate the art and craft of writing.  Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, Canada, and American schools abroad are eligible to nominate magazines.

For more information about the REALM program or to see the list of awards, visit

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Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, Little Rock Air Force Base and online, the college offers associate degrees, certificates and noncredit training for business and industry.