CHADRON – The literary journal on campus, “Tenth Street Miscellany” is trying to connect the worlds of art and writing for its newest edition. Excerpts from two written pieces published on its website are available for artists to use as inspiration. The excerpts are available on “Tenth Street Miscellany’s” website under “Artists Wanted” and the winning submission of the art competition will be published online and in the future printed edition.
“Tenth Street Miscellany” is a collection of student creative works at Chadron State College that goes to print every two years and is available online every year, though the editors hope they can increase the frequency of publication in the future.
In addition to the current contest, the publication will accept submissions for its newest edition, themed “Find Your Voice,” Nov. 1 through Jan. 1.
In a new approach, the journal has decided to allow submissions from the entire High Plains, rather than limiting submissions to CSC students.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate students to put their name out there, as it can be hard to get published. It also gives us a chance to branch out and establish ourselves as a professional journal,” said “Tenth Street Miscellany” co-managing editor Alyssa Ermish.
Written submissions can take the form of poetry, nonfiction and fiction prose or essay. Submissions must be original and proofread.
In addition to written works, “Tenth Street Miscellany” will accept visual art submissions. This change is one that co-managing editor Stephanie Gardener said she and other editors hope will make the journal a platform for diverse voices.
“Tenth Street Miscellany” asks writers and artists to refrain from submitting content involving gratuitous depictions of graphic violence, explicit sexual content or hateful language.
“The key word here is gratuitous. If it doesn't drive the story or help aid in character development it shouldn't be there,” Gardner said.
Gardener said she and the other editors hope to find a way to consider music performances for submission and online display in the future.
—Kelsey R. Brummels, College Relations