Reverberations is an online publication for young people, especially college students, to engage emotionally, analytically, and intuitively with all forms of art. The website was created in January 2017 by our founders, Sage Marshall and Linne Halpern. Although based out of Wesleyan University, Reverberations hopes to share the stories of young people all over the world. The Fresh Thoughts section contains timely pieces where students engage, in less than 500 words, with their personal experiences of recent works of art. The Essays section is more free form, containing prose, poetry, and visual responses to art, regardless of when the art was released. The Dialogues section is a place where our contributors can share their conversations with other artists.  Reverberations is currently seeking regular contributors as well as submissions of essays, reviews, and dialogues. 

Reverberations Mag in the news: 

Wesleyan Argus Podcast: Reverberations & Midriff Magazine
The Middletown Press: Wesleyan’s student-run online mag seeks diverse voices with community submissions
Study Breaks: With 'Reverberations,' Sage Marshall Reimagines Criticism
NewPages.com: New Lit on the Block: Reverberations
Wesleyan Argus: Founders Halpern '18 and Marshall '19 Look to Connect Over Criticize at Reverberations

Follow us on social media and contact us at reverberationsmag@gmail.com. 


Our Mission Statement

Art isn’t just good or bad; it connects with us. We created Reverberations for young people to respond to all forms of art. In this way, we begin to form our own identities and ideas. We hope to share work that engages with the big questions, that relates to the global and/or the individual, and, most of all, makes us feel deeply. There is nothing more exciting than the meaningful interaction between art and ourselves. –Linne and Sage


Reverb Team:

Founding Editors

Linne Halpern '18 is an English and American Studies double major at Wesleyan University. She grew up in Cleveland, OH and loves fashion, illustration, rom-coms, and Joan Didion. She has contributed to Teen Vogue, Coveteur, and Man Repeller

Sage Marshall '19 is an English Major at Wesleyan University. He grew up in Telluride, CO and loves outdoors activities, especially mountain biking and fly fishing. He has contributed to Backpacker Magazine, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Denver Westword, and more. Check out his portfolio at SageMarshall.com and follow him on Twitter @Sagafanta.

Managing Editor

JR Atkinson '21 is an English Major and Film Studies Minor at Wesleyan University. She’s a proud born and bred Chicagoan who is is partial to nonfiction, Leonard Cohen, and sitting in coffee shops. She co-founded Wesleyan’s only womxn-focused publication, Midriff Magazine, and contributes to Newcity Chicago. Catch her on Twitter @jratkinsonn.


Gem McHaffey is a junior English major at Wesleyan University. Her work has been published in publications such as Spry Literary Journal and Midriff Magazine and is the 2018 recipient of the Cole Prize for Creative Writing.

Noa Rosenberg is a sophomore at Vassar College from Chicago, Illinois. She has written and edited for Polyphony H.S., as well as Reverberations Magazine and can be caught being foolish on Twitter at @illsnowynoey. 

Copy Editors

Chris Fitzgerald ’20 is from Malden, MA. He studies English and Spanish at Wesleyan University. 

Brian Hess is a high-school English teacher in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an English major at Kenyon College and is pursuing a Master’s degree at the Bread Loaf School of English. His favorite writer is Karl Ove Knausgaard.