HUMID searching for student literary works
Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2013 00:02
HUMID, the undergraduate literary journal, is looking for submissions from student works of art, prose, poetry and drama. Students have until Feb. 15 and can view the submission guidelines on the HUMID-Undergrad Journal of SFASU Facebook page or by emailing email@example.com.
This is the fifth edition of the literary journal, which has been published every Spring Semester since 2009. Only students from SFA are eligible to submit their work.
“Submitting to HUMID literary magazine is a wonderful opportunity for the students here at SFA to share their artistic ideas with others and solidify their undergraduate collegiate careers in the form of a hard-earned publication,” Jeremy Windham, a student on the publication staff, said.
The staff is currently looking for submissions in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, plays and screenplays.
Students who have taken English 261, introduction to creative writing, in the Fall of 2012 or the Spring of 2013 are eligible for the Best New Voice Award. The categories for the award are best flash fiction, best fiction, best poem and best free verse poem. Submission guidelines are online.
Students from all majors are encouraged to submit.
“HUMID keeps the arts thriving with fresh talent by publishing original literature, artwork and drama pieces by SFASU undergrads,” Windham said. “If students are interested in expressing themselves artistically and have been working on pieces that say something new or profound about the world, HUMID magazine has a place for them”
The publication staff is composed of students enrolled in the English 460 class, literary publishing internship, with Christine McDermott as a faculty advisor.
The students will choose what work goes into the literary journal, as well as coordinating it’s advertisements and a special project that will be in the journal.
In the last issue of HUMID published in Spring 2012, the students did a project called “One Writer One Question,” in which the students and advisor asked a question to different writers and published those who responded.
This year, the staff plans on conducting interviews with other published writers. So far, Charles Baxter and Marie Howe have agreed to interviews.
The journal plans to be released at the end of this semester with a release party that will feature some students reading their work from the publication. As of now, there is no set date.
Students who plan to submit to HUMID must writer a cover letter with their name, classification, title(s) of submissions and contact information. No name should be on the submission attachment, making the submission “blind.”
Art can be submitted in a JPEG or PDF format, and must be 300_dpi (dots per inch). Student-submitted art is eligible to be used on the cover of the journal.
Students who submit their work will be notified of their submission status in late March or early April.