I have detailed before the ways I found to make money after I lost my job and left my marriage.
My real second career, ironically, was back in the academy, after I swore I'd never go back.
I teach creative writing. And this magazine: NeoVox is what my students produce.
Now, I would love to give the opportunity of publication to the legion of college students--in every country. Here's our most recent call for papers.
Do you know (or are you) a writer of college age? Are you interested in expanding your publication portfolio before you graduate?
Well, here's an opportunity.
Part of my job description is that I am the project director for an international student magazine that is published at SUNY Cortland. Our theme for 2012 will be "the Seven Deadly Sins," and here is the call for papers.
Please feel free to share this with any college kid you know. I'm sure you know someone who has sinned at least once in their life.
And no, I'm not going to tell you how many of these seven deadly sins are on my conscience. :)
Call for Submissions: NeoVox (http://neovox.cortland.edu)
Deadline: For Spring: February 15, 2012
For Autumn: October 1, 2012
NeoVox, the online magazine produced at SUNY Cortland, seeks submissions for its two 2012 editions.
The special theme for 2012 is
The Seven Deadly Sins.
Wrath. Avarice. Sloth. Pride. Lust. Envy. Gluttony. (WASPLEG)
Histories of the seven deadly sins have been written detailing their origin in Greek philosophy to their re-definitions by several Catholic theologians. And, of course, Chaucer wrote of them in The Canterbury Tales:
Now is it bihovely thyng to telle whiche been the sevene deedly synnes, this is to seyn, chiefaynes of synnes. Alle they renne in o lees, but in diverse manneres. Now been they cleped chieftaynes, for as muche as they been chief and spryng of alle othere synnes.
--Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
College students are invited to submit from a variety of perspectives in the genres of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, flash fiction, photography, and other artwork that investigate the personal and global ramifications of the theme. Only well-edited written work and refined, finished visual work will be considered.
BUT, do the sins still have meaning in the 21st century world? For example:
Is avarice the sin to which the Occupy Wall Street protesters are objecting?
Is lust the sin at the heart of the anti-abortion movement?
And is the obesity epidemic really related to gluttony?
Each sin demands a questioning of how it functions both in the lives of individuals and in its world-wide consequences.
NeoVox asks you to consider these sins and to submit to us your creative reactions to the question.
In addition to the special theme, NeoVox will also be accepting open submissions for its "Free Voice" and "Free Vision" sections.
Please send all submissions to:
Lorraine Berry (Lorraine.firstname.lastname@example.org) OR
Project Director, NeoVox
PO Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045