“The Central Review” is seeking works of creative writing and photography from Central Michigan University students.
Each semester, the undergraduate-run literary magazine releases a collection of prose, poetry and photography showcasing the creative side of the student body. They are now accepting submissions for their spring issue, which will be available April 18.
“Central Review is a great opportunity for writers who are just starting out to get published,” said Cadillac graduate student Nicole Voice. “It’s an honor to be part of the publication and demonstrate the great talent we have here on campus.”
Voice, who has been featured in two previous editions of “The Central Review,” plans to submit several poems for the spring issue.
The magazine accepts entries from any student enrolled at CMU. “The Central Review” staff considers all of the submissions and select around 20 to be featured in the magazine.
A $100 cash prize will be given to the best submissions in the prose and poetry categories.
The magazine has received some literary entries so far, but Editor-in-Chief Kylee Tolliver said the majority of submissions come closer to the deadline.
“I picture submissions as a dam that’s breaking,” the Perry senior said. “It starts with a slow trickle and it explodes on the day of the deadline. In the last two hours, we usually get around 150 to 200 submissions.”
Each student is allowed to submit up to five photographs, five poems and three pieces of prose. Each of the literary works must be 3,000 words or less.
On the day the spring edition comes out, the staff and contributors of “The Central Review” will celebrate its launch at the Baber Room of Charles V. Park Library. The launch party will include readings from the magazine by the authors.
When the magazine is released, copies will be available throughout campus where issues of Central Michigan Life are found.
The deadline for submissions is March 17, which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.