About Rune

What is Rune?

Established in 1974, Rune is the official literary and art magazine of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We receive hundreds of submissions every year and publish about 50 artists and writers each year in our annual journal.

At Rune, our mission is to shatter the stereotype that engineers and scientists can't be artists and writers by showing the world just what MIT students are capable of. Submit your work and get published!

Rune is funded currently by generous donations from the Undergraduate Association, the Council for the Arts at MIT (Beth A. Marcus Fund), the Comparative Media Studies Department/Program for Writing and Humanistic Studies, the MIT Literature Department, and the deFlorez Humor Fund. Rune distributes a free annual publication to the MIT Community and relies entirely on donors. If you like what we do, please consider donating $5 to help us print our magazines and expand our activities on campus.

Executive Board

Emily Levenson Editor-in-Chief
Rose Bielak Treasurer
Mario Pereira Literary Editor
Pam Stark Art Editor
Effie Jia and Wenbo Wu Publication Editor
Kaili Glasser Publicity Chair
Kaili Glasser Secretary
Kristin Sheridan Senior Editor
Kristin Sheridan and Wenbo Wu Webmaster


Effie Jia . Kristin Sheridan Emily Levenson . Mario Pereira Emily Huang . Kaili Glasser Kolbi Lee . Pam Stark Rose Bielak . Wenbo Wu

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Thank you to our supporters!

Beth A. Marcus Fund (Council for the Arts at MIT) Lit@MIT Comparative Media Studies and Writing MIT Media Lab MIT Architecture and Design