So…we may have forgotten about the existence of our blog for a minute.
Here is what has happened since the closing of submissions:
We have three contest winners–This years Betsy Sholl Award (judged by Rachel Flynn) has been awarded to Flavian Mark Lupinetti for his poem “All in the Wrist.”
The Andre Dubus Award (judged by Allison Ammend) has been awarded to Kenzie Cook for his story “Apples and Cyanide.”
And finally, the Dos Cosas Award goes to Martin Patrick Abraham Conte for his poem “Ode to John Cheever’s ‘The Enormous Radio'”
Congratulations to the three of them!
We also have some release party details: This year we are happy to announce the coming together of two end-of-the-year USM events–we will be joining our release party with the Leadership Development Board’s end of the year Gala. It will take place Friday, May 2nd at the Mariners Church Banquet Center starting at 5pm. We will have readings by contest winners and possibly others, as well as copies of this years’ issue for sale! We will keep you all updated as the date approaches.
The journal is in its final stages– the final copy should be here by April 23rd!
We also want to begin looking for some editors to join us for next year. If you have work-study, it’s a great opportunity to get paid to do something very exciting and rewarding– if you don’t however, it’s a great opportunity to volunteer to do something very exciting and rewarding! So please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining us for next year. It doesn’t really matter what your major is (in fact, nobody on board this year was an English major, I myself am PoliSci), but we are encouraging artists/art majors to get on board.
We are also looking for one candidate in particular who is of a sophomore standing (or two years left if you are like me and don’t really have a title) and who would be interested in taking over my position for 2016.
More to come soon!