Goooooood evening, everyone! It’s your former blog editor, Zach, back at it again~
This blog went dark for a few months over the summer semester between Forum classes. I hope you all had a good June and July with at least a decent amount of relaxation.
CCSF classes started on Monday, so this marks our first ENG 35L/M class of the new semester. We have new staff advisors, new students, and we’re looking forward to getting a whole host of new submissions, from you, for you!
Please welcome Steven Mayers, a veteran Forum advisor, and Chante McCormick, our new advisor for this semester. They and we would like to invite you to SUBMIT TO FORUM MAGAZINE!
Steven Mayers, answering a question
Chante McCormick, very confused
Forum, the literary magazine of City College of San Francisco, gives voice to the talented authors, poets and visual artists in our community.
It’s another week, that means it’s another Forum lab! Today’s topics include cover choices, finalizing choices and table of contents (look for acceptance emails once that’s done), copy-editing and getting pestered by me for blog material.
While you’re waiting, take a moment to write something fun based on the below prompt.
Today’s prompt is: A Secret Someone Else Doesn’t Know
Whenever you write a poem, story, take a picture, or create a piece of artwork based on these prompts, you can post it in the comments or submit it to email@example.com for consideration on the Forum Magazine Blog.
Make sure to follow all submission guidelines and in the subject line include “Writing Prompt Wednesday”. In the body of the email, please include the writing prompt you used for your piece.
Thank you so much to everyone who made our Forum Spring 2014 issue launch party such a success! Big thanks especially to: Bird & Beckett Books for so graciously hosting the event in their fabulous bookstore (seriously check it out, it’s amazing!), our contributors for producing all the immensely beautiful content in this issue, to our advisors and staff for putting in the long hours needed to get the work in print, CCSF’s graphics department for dedicating their talents to the layout, and to everyone who came to the launch party to show their support.
A special thank you to Bill McGuire, whose tireless efforts to raise money for the English Department social fund added up to a very generous donation to support our production costs. We still get all teary just thinking about it.
If you’d like to buy an issue of Forum’s Spring 2014 issue, please stop by Bird & Beckett or the CCSF Ocean Campus Bookstore. Each copy is $10, and all profits go toward funding future issues of the magazine.
If you’d like to work for Forum next semester, we’d love to have you! Just apply through CCSF (applications are open to everyone) and register for English 35L. Or, if you’d like to submit your work to be published, please visit our submissions page for more guidelines. The Fall 2014 submissions deadline will be in September.
Have a great summer, everyone! Before you take off to enjoy backyard BBQs and camping trips by the lake, please take a minute check out photos of our launch party over on our Facebook page. Just click the pic below:
Each week, a winner from our Writing Prompt Wednesday submissions will be chosen by Forum staff and featured on the blog. All winners will receive a free Forum Spring 2014 edition upon its release, and will automatically be considered for publication in either the Spring 2014 or Fall 2014 editions of Forum Magazine!
Whenever you write a poem, story, take a picture, or create a piece of artwork based on these prompts, you can submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject, make sure to write “Writing Prompt Wednesday Competition,” and in the body of the email, please include the writing prompt you used for your piece.
We here at Forum Magazine just wanted to thank everyone who submitted their work! We received a great amount of submissions this semester from a lot of excellent talent, and we’re busy sorting through everything and making the extremely tough decision of what to include in this spring’s issue.
We couldn’t put this publication together without your wonderful contributions, and thanks to you we’re gearing up for a superb publication to release in May. Best of luck to you all in the selection process, and once again grazie, xie xie, merci, spasibo, gracias, asante! Forum exists thanks to you and our wonderful community!