Don’t Forget About the Reading Series!

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Poet and translator, Carl Phillips.

Now that almost a month of school has gone by (already?), we know you’re all busy with homework, tests, projects, and extracurriculars. Keep up your fantastic work, but be sure to make time for a little fun in between those study sessions.  The Writer’s Workshop Fall Reading Series kicked off nicely last Wednesday with novelist Karen Gettert Shoemaker discussing her novel, The Meaning of Names.  This Wednesday, September 17th, poet and translator Carl Phillips will be the second guest, speaking in the Weber Fine Arts Building Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in UNO’s literary and art community, and best of all, it’s for free!  So grab your friends and head down to Weber for Carl’s reading.

And don’t forget, the submission deadline for the next Issue is approaching quickly.  Send us your professional, polished work of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, art, photography…whatever!  If you’re passionate about something creative and want to showcase it, send it our way.  If you haven’t yet submitted to us, see the submission guidelines below.

Hope to see you this Wednesday at the reading, and equally hope to see your submissions rolling in!

Submission Guidelines

  • All files should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtx formats
  • Do not put your name in the document.  Do not put your name in the filename. Please use only the title of your work in the filename.  This is very important to us as we want to maintain a fair and unbiased selection process for each of our submissions.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include a brief biography.  You can write whatever you’d like, but feel free visit our Meet the Staff page if you need some ideas.  If your submission is chosen for publication, your biography will be included in the magazine as well.  Remember, the biography needs to be in the body of your e-mail, NOT your submitted work.
  • For visual art, sent us pictures of your artwork.  If there is any special information about the art, like the medium, influences, etc., feel free to include that as well.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in standard fonts Times New Roman or Arial.  
  • Be sure to thoroughly edit your work for spelling and grammar errors so you can represent your best work possible.  If you need editing assistance, don’t hesitate to use campus services like the Writing Center.
  • If you would like more tips on professionally formatting your document, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

E-mail Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, e-mail it to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com Remember, include your biography in your e-mail!

If You Are an Educator

Please encourage your students to submit their best work. It’s a great way to get experience submitting professionally, and may result in publishing credits! Your help is crucial to making our campus magazine a success!

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