Yes, it is already that time of six weeks– your Creative Writing requirements are due!
First up are Literary Reviews, due Tuesday, September 20th. We all should know what to do at this point in the game– if not, consult the copy of one of Abigail’s previous lit reviews to understand what is expected of you.
Second, Submissions and Readings, due Wednesday, September 21st. A list of three submissions formatted like the example in your CW Handbook (again, one of Abigail’s, I believe) and a proof of reading, most of the time the program with the author or event organizer’s signature, handed in to Heather. Molly’s mother was kind enough to compile a list of online magazines she recommends submitting to:
Dark Sky Magazine
Up the Staircase
Camroc Press Review
Prick of the Spindle
Used Furniture Review
The Toronto Quarterly
blue five notebook
If you haven’t subscribed to CWRWOPPS, do it now, and here is a list of submitting opportunities that do not require reading fees from its daily notices:
- Little Patuxent Review
- Souwester (Theme: Weather)
- Birmingham Arts Journal (Theme: Storms)
- Hawk & Handsaw
- Sugar Mule (Theme: Women writing nature)
- Belletrist Coterie
- 580 Split
- Sliver of Stone
- Valparaiso Fiction Review
- Switchback (500 words or less. Prompt: “He knew he never should have come here…”)
- Esquire (Requirement: Short story, exactly 78 words.)
- Mason’s Road (Theme: Image)
- Artichoke Haircut
- Silver Blade (Genres: Modern Fantasy, Folkloric Fantasy, Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, Slipstream, Medieval/Feudal Swords and Sorcery, Epic Adventure or Children Oriented Fantasy)
Third, revisions, due no later than Thursday, September 22nd, at 3:10. Revisions will only be accepted if it follows the CW work template and is stapled on top of the original draft. If you plan on turning it in before Heather returns, please give it to Ms. Yu, the substitute, and do not leave it on Heather’s desk or mailbox.
Fourth and final, Art&Film, due Friday, September 23rd, which, coincidentally, is the last day you can complete your requirement– by watching M at the Randall Museum that night. Credit will only be given if you’ve watched two films, so if you haven’t watched at least one…
Department requirements are a major part of your grade, so please don’t slack off and think they’re nothing. Take it seriously and turn everything in on time– those who continuously fail to to do so will be put on probation in Creative Writing.
To end this on a happy note:
For all the new students coming in, Art&Film is a great, free program for teens that we’re required to attend twice per marking period. Hosted by Ronald Chase, it offers screenings of classic, foreign, and art films, along with either a short film or a cartoon before the movie and a group discussion after. Cookies and sparkling water are offered in the lobbies before we enter the theater.
Art&Film is hosted at either the Randall Museum (199 Museum Way) or the Dolby Screening Room (100 Potrero Ave). Arrival at 6:30, film at 7:00, unless otherwise specified.
Subscribe to the Art&Film email for updates on the next CineClub screening and opportunities of free tickets for the SF Symphony, Opera, and many other shows. To subscribe, visit the Art&Film website or simply fill out a card on your next CineClub visit.