English Club’s literary magazine, Literati, is seeking literary and art submissions until December 1. Literati is an annual magazine containing the creative works of undergraduate students at West Chester University. It will be produced over the winter break and be available for purchase in spring 2015.
The magazine welcomes submissions of all genres. Stories must be a maximum of 4 single-spaced pages. Obscenely graphic or sexual content will not be accepted into the magazine. Other than that, all genres are acceptable: poetry, creative nonfiction, prose, and more. If you are submitting poetry, label it as “untitled” if it does not have a title.
In order to submit to the magazine, email your submission to Chief Editor Veronica Mattaboni at literati.WCU@gmail.com. The magazine will only consider up to five literary and five art/photography submissions from each student (ten total).
Be sure to include your first and last name, your West Chester email address, and your student rank (freshman, sophomore, etc.) in the email. Submit your literary works as Microsoft word documents, and your art submissions set in black and white.
Being published in the magazine will be a great experience for anyone. The magazine is usually sold for around $5-$8 each year. That means, if you are published in the magazine, people will actually be paying to see your work. That is a very worthwhile experience. It also is, certainly, something you could put on a resume.
In the past, the magazine has been available for sale at various locations throughout campus: Sykes, the library, and more. It is also available for sale when the English Club has bake sales in the spring.
This year, the Editor-in-Chief of Literati is the English Club’s Vice President, Veronica Mattaboni. She said, “Literati is here to give the writing community of West Chester University an opportunity to be published and recognized for their hard work, creativity, and originality.” She encourages everyone to submit to Literati and to share the submission information with friends.
Literati is often a topic of discussion at English Club and Writing Club meetings. English Club, of course, is the club which publishes the magazine, so many people from English Club submit to the magazine. Writing Club is a new club, in the process of forming on campus. They plan to do workshops for their submission pieces.
Theresa Kelly is a third-year student majoring in English literature secondary education. She can be reached at TK780615@wcupa.edu.