Student literary publication seeking student submissions
Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 15:02
"Northern Eclecta," NDSU's student-published literary journal is now accepting submissions for their sixth-annual publication.
"We're looking for several different kinds of submissions from students: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, photography, artwork and quick takes," this year's editor-in-chief, Amber Fetch, said.
‘Quick takes' are very short fiction, very short creative nonfiction and short story submissions, according to Fetch.
"There are many benefits to submitting work to be published in ‘Northern Eclecta,'" Fetch added. "One of these benefits is that we get back to submitters relatively quickly about receipt of their submissions. Also, we give them notice of acceptance or rejection by the middle of April. This is one of the quickest responses a writer or artist can get in regard to submission to a journal."
Fetch was sure to mention that although all submissions are not accepted, that the editors "generally try to give [authors] constructive criticism regarding their work so that they can polish it up if they want to try to submit to another journal."
"One of the biggest benefits of being published in ‘Northern Eclecta' is that upon publication, all subsequent rights return to the contributor," Fetch said. "Basically, it's an easy way to get your work copyrighted and copyrighted to you rather than to ‘Northern Eclecta.'"
"To students hesitant to submit their work, I would say just go for it," Fetch encouraged. "It may be scary to take the risk of being rejected, but the reward of being published is worth it. ‘Northern Eclecta' is one of the easiest ways to get published and with the least amount of red tape."
Fetch, a senior majoring in English, had been published in "Northern Eclecta" for the past two years but is excited for the different position this year.
"It's great to see behind the scenes of how the journal is publicized and then published," she said.
Along with students enrolled in English 213, 313 and 413, the literary publications classes offered at NDSU, Fetch is proud of all the work done by students.
"These students do all of the work associated with producing a literary journal from publicizing the call for submissions to reviewing the submissions to doing the document design and desktop publishing," Fetch said.
For those interested in submitted personal work for this year's edition of "Northern Eclecta" can contact Fetch at Amber.Fetch.email@example.com or visit the publication's website at www.NorthernE.com or on Facebook.
The number of submissions per person allowed in each category is up to two for fiction and creative nonfiction, four submissions for poetry, three for both photography and artwork and as many as six submissions of quick takes.