• the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting
  • an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something.

In this chaotic world, there are many interpretations of what light and dark mean. You don’t have to choose a side―just allow either to help spread your wings. 

Chiaroscuro is the creative voice of Brevard College. We welcome all writers and artists from the Brevard College community (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) to submit poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, theatre pieces, and art/photography that induce thought-provoking questions for our readers. 

We want the Brevard College community to come together and share in a love for diversity and creativity. By showcasing current issues through literature, Chiaroscuro pushes the boundaries of what is conventional and shines light upon those whose voices have been dismissed. 

Chiaroscuro exists to encourage growth, kindness, hope, and self-expression. 

We are here to help showcase your voice and art. We recommend that you look at earlier versions of the literary journal to get a feel for what is expected. We are privileged to learn and grow alongside our readers.