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Final Reading Series Installment Next Week!

Fall2014WWRSFrom all of us here at 13th Floor Magazine, we’d like to thank everyone who took time to submit some of their writing and/or art to us.  We received nearly 70 submissions of prose, poetry, and various kinds of art, and we couldn’t be more excited to begin the selection process.  To those of you who were unable to submit anything for this upcoming issue, we hope to see your work next time there’s a call for submissions.

While the semester is undoubtedly growing more hectic each day for everybody, hopefully there will still be time in your schedules next week to see UNO faculty authors Margaret Lukas and Cat Dixon.  Both of them are adjunct faculty members of the Writer’s Workshop program and are known for their fiction and poetry, respectively.  This is the final event of the UNO Writer’s Workshop Fall Reading Series, and like the four previous readings, it should be great.  So mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 19th, at 7:30 in the Dodge Room of the Milo Bail Student Center.  Best of all, this event is free and open to the public.  Two awesome authors for free on the same night?  There’s really no reason not to attend!

This reading series is presented each fall and is meant to get writers and artists involved in a literary community beyond the UNO campus grounds.  Sometimes, that might seem quite overwhelming to those who are apprehensive about what comes after the undergraduate chapter.  Having the opportunity to interact with these authors, can help put into perspective what life might be like after obtaining a degree.  Fortunately this year, the series has been comprised of readers who are based in and beyond Omaha.  If you haven’t made it to any of the other installments of this semester’s series, this one might be exceptionally helpful, given Margaret and Cat are familiar faces for most of us.  We hope to see you all there!

Submission Deadline is Today: Submit by Midnight!

lightbulbHappy Halloween from 13th Floor Magazine! Before you go to your friend’s costume party or take your little cousin trick-or-treating, make sure you send in your polished, professional submissions to us by midnight. As always, we’re accepting all kinds of stuff: fiction, non-fiction, painting, photography, poetry, sculpture, comics, personal essay, pottery…if it’s something you’re passionate about, have been working on for a long time, or you’re looking to gain publication experience, then don’t miss this opportunity. We’re always looking to feature new writers and artists, so don’t be shy if you’ve never submitted before. Be sure to check out our Meet the Staff page as well. Most of us are likely to be in classes with you, so if you ever have questions about the submission process or about 13th Floor Magazine in general, feel free to ask us. To refresh yourself with the submission guidelines if you’ve not yet done so, please see below.

We hope all of you have been able to create some new, original work for this next issue, and we cannot wait to begin the selection process. Thank you to everyone who has sent in your work already. We know it takes extra time to prepare something for us, but there would be no “us” without you, the UNO writers and artists.

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!

Feedback: A New Reading Series at the Kaneko Library

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Sarah Mason: Host of Feedback Reading Series

Mark you calendars, everyone.  There are a lot of important dates coming up that you do not want to miss.  First and foremost, the next submission deadline is Friday, October 31st!  This is a busy point in the semester, so if you can send us your work sooner rather than later, that’s one less thing you need worry about. We know and appreciate that it takes extra time to prepare submissions for 13th Floor Magazine on top of your other school work, but we don’t want you to miss out on having your work published.  If you are unfamiliar with the Submission Guidelines, see below.

Secondly, and just as important,  Poet and Adjunct Professor, Sarah Mason, will be hosting a new reading series at the downtown Kaneko Library called feedback.  This reading series coupled with a follow-up workshop will be a new and exciting opportunity for experienced and up-and-coming writers in the Omaha area.  The reading event will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 7-9 p.m.  How it works: The readings will feature two writers who are seeking feedback on writing they have previously completed.  They will present their chosen works to the audience, who will, in turn, give their feedback to the reader.  Then, on Saturday, October 18th at 2 p.m., the same readers from Thursday will continue their dialogue with the audience members as they lead a workshop session to conclude the feedback process.  The featured readers/workshop leaders this month will be Jen Lambert and Stacey Waite.  Both authors are fantastic for agreeing to be part of the first feedback session, and it should be a blast getting to work with them.  If you’d like to know more about Jen, click here, and for Stacey, click here.

The goal of feedback is to spark a conversation between writers – whether they are seasoned authors or students in their first semester of the Writer’s Workshop program, it doesn’t matter.  It’s important that there is good attendance at this event in order to have substantial dialogues between the readers and the audience.  Best of all, feedback is free and open to the public! As these readings will be every three months, once per quarter, you will want to attend as many as possible to really immerse yourself in the feedback process.  Get excited, this is going to be great for the literary and art community in Omaha.  Hope to see you all there!

 

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!

Sue William Silverman and Submission Deadline!

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Author Sue William Silverman

Hope everyone is still having a great semester.  It’s crazy to think that it’s already about half way over.  Which means that our next submission deadline is approaching at the end of this month, on October 31st.  Make sure to send us your work of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, sculpture, personal essay…whatever creative written or visual art you do!  If you’ve got it, we want it.  See the submission guidelines below.

The third installment of the Writer’s Workshop Reading Series takes place this evening, Wednesday, October 8th, in the Dodge Room of the Milo Bail Student Center at 7:00.  Tonight’s reader will be Sue William Silverman, author of Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember YouLove Sick (which has been made into a movie featuring actress Sally Pressman), and her latest memoir, The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as an White Anglo-Saxton Jew.  Sue is a victim of sexual abuse and sex addiction.  While the topic of some of her writing is quite serious, she is very talented at crafting her pieces to be full of wonderful language and strongly written prose.  This event will be a memorable one, so make sure you head to the University of Nebraska-Omaha this evening.  As always, these events are open to the public and are free for everyone, so bring a friend!  Hope to see you all there!

 

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!

El Museo Latino Letras y Voses This Saturday!

EMLWe know you’re all planning on attending the second installment of the UNO Writer’s Workshop Reading Series tonight at 7:30, which will feature poet and translator, Carl Phillips.  However, if you’re looking for even m0re literary entertainment, then you should consider attending El Museo Latino’s Letras y Voses/Letters and Voices this Saturday, September 20th, at 1:00 p.m.  El Museo Latino is located at 4701 S. 25th St. Omaha, NE.  This museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing Latino art and history, and it is also the first museum of its kind in the Midwest between Chicago and Denver.  Lisa Sandlin, who is a Creative Writing instructor and a sponsor of 13th Floor Magazine is involved with El Museo Latino, and always encourages her students to check out an integral part of Omaha’s literary and ethnic community.  The featured readers for this event will be Miguel M. Morales, Mario Duarte, and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar.

This is a great opportunity to attend a reading series that has and emphasis on how culture and literature can blend together.  The museum is a great place to view some exhibits of Latino art and history, and to hear some talented authors showcase their work.  If you’re interested, then don’t hesitate.  We look forward to seeing you tonight in the Weber Art Gallery and on Saturday at El Museo Latino!

Don’t forget to send in your submissions!  The deadline is October 31st!

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!

700 Words Prose Slam This Wednesday!

logosidebarWe would like to start off my thanking everyone for their recent submissions.  We are looking forward to reading through them and creating our third issue.  The time you spent working on your submissions on top of all the other responsibilities is appreciated, as it keeps our literary magazine vibrant and filled with student talent.  While we’re waiting for the editing process to be completed, there are plenty of other opportunities to maintain involvement in the writing community at UNO.

This coming Wednesday, April 23rd, the 700 Words Prose Slam is taking place at the Benson Pizza Shoppe at 7:30 pm.  Many members of the Writer’s Workshop program will be attending as well as participating.  The readings will be flash pieces, no more than 700 words or fiction or non-fiction.  Each participant will bring two pieces of original work for the two rounds.  The first round will consist of 15 students reading their first piece and the second found will be narrowed to 4 students.  Each participant will pay an entry fee of $5 which will be given back to the first, second, third, and fourth place winners as prize money.  The first, second, and third place winners will also win a publication in 13th Floor Magazine!  The best part is, anyone is welcome to participate.  The first 15 students will be accepted, so please arrive by 7:10 to enter your name.

The Benson Pizza Shoppe, a local restaurant with great food and weekly drink specials is perfect for homegrown talent to share their work.  The frequently host plenty of other events worth checking out as well.  Bring your friends and fellow writers to this exciting evening of literary talent!  Hope to see you all there!