A: The average meeting on a Tuesday after school has daily announcements, rating new pieces (art or writing), planning for literary festival, and the format of this year's magazine.
Q: WHAT IS LITERARY FESTIVAL?
A: Literary Festival is an Upstate Eight conference event where specific pieces chosen beforehand are judged by celebrated critics and awards are handed out to the best writers. The categories of writing include drama, short stories, poetry, descriptive sketch, and personal essay. We are no longer part of the Upstate Eight Conference, and will, unfortunately, not be participating in their Literary Festival anymore.
Q: What genres are usually published in the literary magazine?
A: All genres and forms of art and writing are published, including but not limited to poetry, personal essays, scripts, songs, short stories, paintings, multi media artwork, sculptures, jewelry, etc.
Q: How are pieces rated by the staff?
A: Pieces are rated on a one to five scale, with the most highly rated pieces being considered for publication in the magazine. However, not all highly rated pieces are published due to the high amount of submissions.
Q: How often do we meet?
A: There are some Tuesdays towards the beginning of the year where we do not meet but check the schedule first because as the year progresses we generally meet every Tuesday after school, and attendance is very important in terms of becoming a regular staff member. Normally a meeting is from 2:30 to 3:15 in C204, upstairs forum room.
Q: Can I submit an untitled piece?
A: Yes, you can submit an untitled piece, however it is extremely discouraged. Your piece would be considered more unique and complete if it had a title, and it would be easier to find it in the table of contents (if it is published).
Q: When is the deadline?
A: The deadline for submissions to the poetry collection is March 1st. The deadline for submissions to the literary magazine is March 20th.