I remember the first time I submitted a piece of my creative writing to a journal…IT WAS TERRIFYING! I worried that I was sending my work out into the great (and critical) unknown. I’ve had my work rejected (a lot), I’ve had my work accepted (a little), and I have had my work BUTCHERED by editors that clearly did not see my vision (reflecting back, I sometimes fail to see my vision on those pieces too).
It is that last experience that we, at Analecta, want to avoid this year. We will be suggesting revisions for some of this year’s submissions and will invite the writers to come to a open house workshop to meet with an editor and work in collaboration to help polish up their work. Our goal is to publish the best collection of creative work that we can and to do that we want to work with the writers to make small tweaks in order to insure they are putting their best work forward.
We will be finalizing workshopping days and times with our staff and making an announcement about in the weeks to come. As always…SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
-J. Faulkner-Jones — Assistant Editor of Analecta
To Do List:
1). Start collecting creative work for your Analecta 2016 submission.
SUBMISSION DUE DATE FEB. 1, 2016. (more info to follow)
2). Consider joining our editorial staff… we need readers and we need like-minded wordsmiths to help get the word out about Analecta. (Apply via e-mail at email@example.com).
3). Join/like/follow Analecta and IUSB Creative Writing Club on Facebook to learn more about deadlines and upcoming events… or just to connect with other creative folks that you might see around campus.
4). WRITE MORE WORDS!!!
The Publications Board is now accepting applications for the position of Editor for Analecta. Duties include: advertising for submissions, reading and selecting submitted work for publication, finding and working with an artist on the cover and design, submitting the final file to the publisher, working with the publisher to make sure the journal is available in April, etc. This is a paid position. For more information on the journals, please go to https://www.iusb.edu/…/core-functio…/studentpublications.php
Deadline to apply: TODAY April 22, 2015
To apply, please submit a resume and a formal letter of application that describes your interest and experience. Email both documents to the journal’s faculty advisor Clayton Michaels at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s a big day! Student Writing Awards. Release of the 45th issue of Analecta. Allan Peterson reading tonight @ 7 PM. Who says nothing ever happens in South Bend!?!
Don’t miss your opportunity to be apart of the 45th issue of Analecta. Get your submissions in now!