For the past two decades, the Kolob Canyon Review has given SUU’s up-and-coming writers an opportunity to get published, which is not an easy feat in the highly competitive industry of fiction and poetry. Now in its 21st year, the student-produced publication continues to make great strides in both the quality and number of its published works, all thanks to an expanding and increasingly accomplished base of student contributors. And once again,
Through the end of November, the Kolob Canyon Review (KCR) is once again soliciting writing submissions for its upcoming spring publication, inviting all current SUU students, across all majors, as well as alumni to submit their work for consideration. What’s more, editors are also accepting art submissions, with opportunities for photography, drawing and painting.
The 2013 Review theme is set: Identity. Express your take on this broad subject matter through literature or art and enter for a chance to have your perspective heard.
“Our mission,” according to senior graphic design major Mitch Grimshaw, this year’s KCR art director, “is to discover and nurture new literary and visual artists as well as provide an outlet for publishing and presenting their work to the public.”
It also gives undergraduate students the opportunity to edit, design and distribute a peer-reviewed literary journal in collaboration with other students and faculty—again, an opportunity that is hard to come by in these respective fields.
In this spirit, the journal started as a project for an editorial class and has since than combined forces with graphic design students and Paragon Press to increase the quality of the publication. KCR features the creative works of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Last year’s publication held about 50 entries from both literature and art, selected from more than 400 original submissions.
“For students to submit to KCR is a great opportunity for them to gain confidence in their work,” said Wynne Summer, faculty advisor for KCR. “If they see that they can get published here then they will be more confident to submit their short story or photograph somewhere else. It helps them get their foot in the door.”
All proceeds from the annual publication, which is sold across campus once published, will go toward the next year’s publication.
Entries for the Kolob Canyon Review’s 2013 publication are due November 30 and can be submitted online at http://www.suu.edu/hss/English/kcr. They can also be submitted via email, for written work: KolobCanyonReview@gmail.com; and for artwork: KCRart@gmail.com.
On the art as well as writing side, one individual may submit up to five original entries. Written works need to be less than 3,500 words.