The Shinnery Review is asking students to submit pieces for its annual edition before the Feb. 28 deadline.
The Shinnery is a literary magazine that allows students to express themselves through different forms of artistry. Students can submit their work to the annual magazine, and its staff votes on which pieces of work to publish. Some authors and artists who have contributed in the Shinnery have won awards and received positive reviews from national enquirers.
The staff of the Shinnery has been promoting the submission of artwork from the students before they reach the deadline. Editor Lexi French, junior English major from Palestine, is requesting specific types of art that she said will give the Shinnery more student feedback and positive reviews from the public.
“ACU students are full of imagination and creativity and we just want to showcase that to people,” French said. “We want to put more visual art such as paintings and drawings into this magazine to show our readers both literary and artistic aspects.”
French and Shinnery editor Erik Ringle, senior English major from Springdale, Ark., have had their work published by the magazine for a couple of years and said they love the opportunity the Shinnery gives them.
“I really enjoy having my work in the magazine and having the public view it,” French said. “It is my way of showing the public my talents and passion.”
Ringle said that the review gives students a chance to become vulnerable and open up to the public.
“The Shinnery Review is for those individuals who are looking for an expressive outlet into the public eye,” Ringle said. “It is a way to take your creative concept and throw it like a paper airplane into the laps of hundreds of people, to unwrap and unveil a unique way of interpreting existence. Go for it; it’s worth it.”
Submission guidelines can be found at blogs.acu.edu/shinnery and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Shinnery also has staff meetings every Thursday during Chapel and anyone is welcome to join.