About the Magazine

Our title describes the experience of university life, in which we are always caught “in the middle of things.”

in medias res is a student-led literary magazine at St. Thomas More College that aims to publish content that reflects the identity of the campus community, its complexities and diversity.

The magazine's mission is to be a forum for community expression that showcases the high-quality work of artists in the University of Saskatchewan community.

What are you thinking about? What worries you? What moves you? We want to hear the voices that make up this university and help put their work out into the world.

Visit our submission guidelines if you want to share your work with us!

A soft sketch of a hyacinth.


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How did in medias res begin?

The magazine has been active since 1995, when students belonging to four different clubs in St. Thomas More College — the St. Thomas More Students’ Union, the Newman Club, the Russian Club and the Ukrainian Club — came together with a common goal. According to the first issue, the title in medias res was chosen because the publication was launched in the middle of a school year. 


IMR issues going back to 1995 are available in hard copy at STM’s Shannon Library.

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Where are we located?

Our office is located in room 158 of St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan. We acknowledge we are on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.


As part of their mission statement, St. Thomas More College says that “the work of our college is not an end in itself, but must find application for the good of humanity.” We ask all readers to consider how they benefit from settler institutions such as the university and how they can apply their learning not towards maintaining the status quo but instead towards change and meaningful reconciliation.

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What kind of works do we publish?

We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. If you have something to say, we want to hear it!

Visit our submission guidelines to learn more about the specific forms of work we publish.

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Who can be published in the magazine?

University of Saskatchewan students, staff, faculty and alumni of all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.

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What is our editorial policy?

The opinions expressed in in medias res do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial board. in medias res reserves the right to refuse to accept or print any material deemed unfit for publication, as determined by the Editor-in-Chief. In determining this, the Editor-in-Chief will decide if the article or artwork would be of interest to a significant portion of the campus community and benefit the welfare of readers. in medias res will not publish any racist, sexist, homophobic, otherwise bigoted or libelous material.