The Shinnery Review is accepting submissions to be evaluated for publishing in its annual art and literary magazine from now until Feb. 15.
The Shinnery Review, ACU’s student-run publication, features poetry, short stories, photography and other artwork. Bethany Bradshaw, Shinnery Review coeditor, said the publication tries to keep away from certain profanities.
“Other than that, pretty much anything goes. We don’t usually take a lot of academic essays – it’s more creative writing than academic writing,” Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw, senior English major from Henderson, said she hopes the publication can start gaining diversity amidst the students who submit their work.
“We’re trying to encourage it to be more widespread across campus and try to get students from different disciplines to get more involved and interested in the magazine,” Bradshaw said.
Most submissions come from the English and art departments.
Students who want to get involved with the magazine can go to the Shinnery Review’s small group Chapel that meets on Thursdays in the Inkwell, which is in the commons area in the basement of Chambers Hall.
“It’s just kind of an informal time where we can share information about the Shinnery and usually read some poetry,” Bradshaw said.
That’s how David McMichael, senior English major from Abilene, was originally drawn into the magazine. He started going to meetings as a freshman and is now one of the coeditors of the Shinnery Review.
“It’s great to see all the talent from the other students on campus and to get to read their poetry and see their photography,” McMichael said.
In his fourth year of involvement, the uniqueness of the publication keeps McMichael returning each year.
“There’s not really anything else like this on campus,” McMichael said. “Allowing people to have a venue to kind of share their thoughts and share their art is very important to me.”
The Shinnery Review will be published near the end of the semester and will host the Black Tulip, their big poetry reading of the year, to celebrate. They also plan to bring an author to campus about a month before the release of the magazine.
To submit a piece of art to the editorial board of the Shinnery Review, e-mail email@example.com with your titled piece as an attached file.