ABSENCE deadline announced for art, literature submissions

ABSENCE: Penn State Greater Allegheny's Art and Literary Magazine, is accepting work for its 2014 edition, Volume 16. Faculty, staff, alumni and student members of the campus community are invited to submit their poetry, short fiction, essays, photography, graphic art, etc. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 20. ABSENCE is an annual review of the best literary and visual art produced by students, staff, faculty and alumni of the campus each academic year.

A blind submission policy is used by the student editorial committee to evaluate each work. Submissions should be sent as email attachments to Clifford Manlove, senior faculty adviser at ABSENCE.psuga@gmail.com. Entrants should attach a cover page with identifying information such as name, email, postal address and phone number. A maximum of 15 works per academic year will be accepted for review from each individual. Previously published works will not be considered for publication. Upon publication, all rights revert to authors; however, ABSENCE reserves the right to republish all materials and to use materials published in the review to fund its publication.

Additionally, each submission is eligible for consideration for the ninth annual Chancellor’s Prizes for Best Literary & Visual Art. One thousand dollars in scholarships will be awarded to students. The Chancellor's Award was instituted in 2006 to promote the growth of an active creative community in and around Penn State Greater Allegheny.

Acceptance for publication by the student editors is selective and competitive, holding at a rate of 20 to 25 percent since 2006. The student editorial staff and faculty advisers review submissions; final decisions about publication rest with the student editor-in-chief. ABSENCE is published in April of each academic year and is unveiled at its annual Reading and Reception, which features the work of each year’s authors and artists. 

The spring submission deadline is Feb. 14.

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Last Updated December 10, 2013