College of Humanities and Social Sciences
HUNTSVILLE, TX—The Sam Houston State Review, the literary journal of Sam Houston State University, is now accepting submissions for its 2009-10 issue. The Review publishes short stories, poetry, and essays by SHSU students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
“There are storytellers and poets all around the university community, writing in classes and outside of classes, filling notebooks and computer files,” assistant professor Dr. Scott Kaukonen said. “We’d like to give those writers a chance to share their work with more than their Facebook friends and to give them more than 140 characters’ worth of space to do so.”
Submissions are read and evaluated by students in Dr. Kaukonen’s Practicum in Publishing course, English 383. The Review, which is published in late April, consists of the best submissions in each genre as determined by the students in the class, most of whom are English majors and creative writing minors. “It’s really exciting to read submissions from other students, and I often find myself surprised in a good way,” said senior practicum student, Johnna Reynolds.
Writers whose works are accepted for publication are also invited to read at the Review’s annual release party, held at the end of the spring semester.
Individual authors may submit one work of fiction and/or one essay and up to five poems (no more than three poems will be published by any single author). The journal is also seeking artwork for the cover.
“We’re seeking stories, poems, and essays that are fresh and vital and urgent,” Dr. Kaukonen said, “the kind of literary work we want to push upon our friends. We want to be able to say, ‘Here, you have to read this.’ The same applies to the cover art. We want something that catches our attention.”
Submissions may be submitted electronically, as Microsoft Word attachments, to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the SHSU Review, c/o The Department of English, PO Box 2146, 1901 University Ave., Huntsville, TX 77341. The SHSU Review also has its own Facebook page (SHSU Review). The deadline for receipt of submissions is February 1, 2010.