The 3rd issue of The Opal has been released! This issue features three wonderful pieces of prose and seven poems from some amazing writers. Thank you for sharing your work with the world.  


Launched in 2022, The Opal is a literary magazine in association with Spalding University. Staffed entirely from Spalding’s lauded Creative Writing BFA Program, The Opal aims to effectively showcase a broad range of genres and themes, particularly from fellow undergraduates. We believe here at The Opal that all genres hold value in the writing sphere, as the written word is a precious jewel that changes how we see the world. We have set out to instill faith and confidence in emerging writers looking to make their mark in the publishing sphere.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”


—Maya Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)