Phoenix is Clark College's award-winning student art and literary magazine. This publication dedicates itself to giving the student's of Clark College a chance to publish their creative works. Students enrolled spring, summer and fall quarters of 2011 and winter quarter of 2012 are eligible to submit their work for the 2011-2012 Phoenix. The submissions chosen will be showcased in the spring 2012 publication. Phoenix is your chance to inspire future Clark College students.
Phoenix is funded by the Associated Students of Clark College to encourage the creative efforts of Clark College students, including:
Traditional and digital art
Original music compositions
Each spring the Phoenix publishes 2500 copies of a beautiful print edition. Clark College students are welcomed to a complimentary copy while supplies last. Since 2009, we have also added a web edition of Phoenix, free for all to enjoy.
Each contributor published in the Phoenix must provide a brief statement (approximately seventy-five words, subject to editing) addressing one of the following questions for each piece the contributor submits:
What is the backstory that would help the reader/viewer appreciate your piece even more?
Why is this piece important to you?
Poetry, Fiction & Nonfiction
The deadline for literary submissions is Friday, December 9, 2011.
For each submission, using ONLY Microsoft WORD.doc files, send your entry double-spaced and labeled with the title only. Then fill out and attach the submission form to include your name, title of your piece, address, phone number, e-mail address and your contributor's statement.
Any Clark student may submit as many entries as desired, but make sure each follows the contribution instructions and guidelines above. You do not need to be enrolled in an art or literature course.
A literary panel, comprised of current Clark students, will recommend the selections for inclusion in the Phoenix. The literary editor and the literary advisor will determine the final selectionsUs from the panel's recommendations.
Note: Your work will be edited, or you may be asked for a rewrite if your entry is selected. Usually, the Phoenix literary staff will contact you via email. Please make sure your email address is current.
The deadline for art submissions is Wednesday, February 8, 2011.
All visual art submissions must first be entered using our online submission form. Print and securely attach an entry form to each entry. For digital art, please include both a high-resolution digital file (300 ppi) on CD or DVD and a printed copy of your submission for judging.
Then bring your original artwork and/or photographic prints of your work to the art office located in Frost Art Center 101. To request that a staff member of Phoenix take free photographs of oversized work, contact the art department at (360) 992-2370 or at firstname.lastname@example.org well before the entry deadline.
Unselected artwork should be available for return in the art office on Monday, February 13, 2012. Selected artwork will be kept throughout the remainder of the winter quarter in order to prepare it for publication. Phoenix staff will handle all artwork with the utmost care but cannot be held responsible for unintentional damage to artwork. Please take the necessary precautions by submitting your work in appropriately labeled protective covers or boxes.
The 2008 and 2009 editions of Phoenix were awarded the prestigious MOST OUTSTANDING award for all community college literary and art magazines in the United States with enrollments of more than 2499 students in the annual magazine competition by the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA). The 2004 and 2006 editions of Phoenix also received First Place with Special Merit honors, and the 2010 edition receiving First Place honors in the ASPA competition.
In addition, the 2006 Phoenix earned second place honors in the Pacific-Western Division of the national Community College Humanities Association's Literary Magazine Competition. The Community College Humanities Association is the only national organization that exclusively serves to strengthen the humanities in the nation's community colleges.
The Phoenix staff welcomes your submissions for the 2012 edition!
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