… is not a typical high school lit review. This collection of student writing, graphic art, music, and photography has established itself as a journal to be reckoned with. Its edgy, sophisticated spirit, and the glossy, trade paperback quality of its physical book make it worthy of bookstore shelves — where, indeed, it can often be found in San Francisco. umläut has been funded primarily through generous grants from, among others, the Milagro Foundation and the Friends of School of the Arts (FOSOTA). Parent donations and its own sales make up the balance.
Curl up with a copy or give one as a gift. Support our young creative spirits and the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts Creative Writing department.
Selected Creative Writing students form the staff of umläut and, in coordination with adviser Rochelle Eldredge , deal with every aspect of the book’s production. They define staff roles and plan the production schedule; they solicit, select, and edit material from students throughout SOTA and the Academy of the Arts and Sciences; they handle layout, typesetting, proofreading and production through InDesign; and they price, publicize, and distribute the journal itself.
For the prospective CW student, reading back issues providesx a clearer picture of the quality and variety of work done in the department. Our Student Writing page, which features a selection of our work, provides just a taste.
umläuts are available to purchase online through Friends of SOTA.