Production of the 22nd annual Kolob Canyon Review is underway, with an open call for submissions to campus writers and artists hoping to get published.
For the past two decades, the Kolob Canyon Review (KCR) has given SUU’s up-and-coming writers a credible outlet to publish work, which is not an easy feat in the highly competitive industry of fiction and poetry. In recent years the publication has also expanded its use of art, now welcoming submissions of photography, drawing, painting and design, in addition to literature and poetry, for its Spring 2014 publication.
All current SUU students, across all majors, as well as SUU alumni, are welcome to submit their work for consideration through November 30, 2013.
Though in years past, KCR submissions have been directed by a specific theme for each issue, this year's student editors have opted to leave the field open to all submissions, hoping to be inspired and directed by the great many ideas and voices within the Thunderbird community.
According to senior graphic design major Celeste Tuttle, this year’s KCR art director, “The Review is a great opportunity for us students to get our work published for free." She adds, "It looks great on your resume to graduate with credible publications."
That, in essence, is the very purpose of the Kolob Canyon Review, which has for the past two decades aimed to nurture new literary and, in later years, visual artists among the SUU community 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. 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 2014 publication can be submitted online at 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. Art submissions must be photographed and/or high resolution digital files in JPEG or PDF formats (preferably 300dpi).