June 12, 2021
New publishing allows for expressions of student creativity

New publishing allows for expressions of student creativity

The Creative Writing class is hosting a literary journal for students, faculty and staff to submit their works and have them published by the college.

Traci Caldwell, chair of the literature and language arts department, says that the literary journal, called the Blue Book, is a place for housing the creative writings of those on campus.

“We have categories in short story, poetry, essay, devotional, photography and art,” Caldwell says. “Art might include a drawing, painting, anything digital or even a sculpture. We would just need a high-quality photo of each piece.”

Senior Jessica Sawyer elaborates on what prizes are available, saying that students may submit their work through email to cbcbluebook@cbc.edu.

“The prize for the category winners is a $15 gift card,” Sawyer says. “And the overall winners get a $30 Amazon gift card and a sweatshirt from Mustang Outfitters.”

Caldwell says that the deadline for submissions is Nov. 30, and that there will be a prize for each category, along with overall prizes for writing and visual arts.

“[Students] can get involved by one, submitting, two, taking Creative Writing and three, hopefully, we can have a club in the future,” Caldwell says. “I highly encourage people to submit. Being published in the CBC literary journal is a great accomplishment to include on resumes.”

The chair of the communication department, Ann Gardner, says that the Tower will provide a place to publish the literary journal online on their website, and will post links when winners are announced. The website is here at thecbctower.com.

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