What do Apricot Pineapple Jam, Spring 2009, and Idleness have in common? Writers Magazine!*
For those of you who don’t know, Writers is UP’s annual publication of student creative works. Since 1977, Writers has been a creative outlet for students across campus, publishing a collection of prose, poetry, short plays, photography and other visual media. Each spring around 400 copies are bound and – after our launch party on Founder’s Day – distributed free of charge to the student body.
There are few places on campus that are quite so interdisciplinary. As English majors, we are privileged to experience the intersection of disciplines in our everyday lives. Like the wise Professor Asarnow recently said in class: “English is the synthesizing discipline.” We like to think of Writers in the same way.
The true project of creativity is to put the different components of life into conversation. Through short stories and poetry we patch together events and emotions. Through photography, we play with the contrast between black and white, only to find that the grey areas are equally as interesting; that life is not so clear-cut.
Over the years, Writers has become a way to facilitate that intersection across campus.
The magazine lets creative thinkers just like you share the way they perceive and construct the world and, more importantly, puts you in conversation with others. It synthesizes. Because, as it turns out, “Apricot Pineapple Jam” and “Spring, 2009”* have a lot to say to each other.
Oh behalf of the editorial board, I urge you all to submit to Writers. Share your work with your peers; you won’t regret it.
*Check out those pieces here (pp. 5, 12, and 51 respectively of the 2013 issue).
We accept prose (< 2,000 words), poetry, one-act plays, black & white photography, painting, drawing, comics and other visual media (submit a scan or photo of your work).
You may make up to three submissions to the magazine for a given year (not including the cover contest). Email your submissions as separate attachments to email@example.com. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 14.
For the Cover Contest, we accept submissions of any visual medium and these may be in color. Only one submission per person. Email cover submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Cover Contest.”
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