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By Gena Checki
Gateway now has its own literary magazine entitled The Red Hawk Review which will be published annually. The magazine aims to highlight the creative talents of Gateway students, giving them an opportunity to express themselves in creative ways, as well as a chance to see their work in print.
The Red Hawk Review will feature six to eight poems from each campus along with three works of prose. Both fiction and nonfiction are acceptable and submissions should be under 4,000 words. The magazine also will feature up to five works of visual art, including paintings, drawings, photographs and all forms of digital art.
Each campus has an editor who also will evaluate the submissions and select pieces for inclusion in the publication. Once published, the magazine will be available online and in print in a limited number of copies on all campuses. Both the online version and the print version of the magazine are free.
Jessica Gleason, Gateway communications instructor and poetry editor, emphasized that there are two separate contests — one for high school students and one for current Gateway students. High school students can enter their work for publication in the magazine. If selected, they win a $200 Gateway Foundation scholarship, a certificate and publication in The Red Hawk Review. Similarly, the top three overall submissions for each issue for Gateway students will be given a $250 Gateway Foundation scholarship for first prize, a $125 Gateway Foundation scholarship for second prize and a $50 gift card to Follett bookstore for third prize.
This publication is for new work only. Simultaneous submissions or previously published work is not acceptable. Submissions are accepted from June 1 through Feb. 1.
Students who are interested in having creative work published are encouraged to submit samples for consideration.
“This is a unique opportunity that you won’t get anywhere else at Gateway Technical College and it’s a great venue for your voice to be heard,” Gleason said.
For details on the contest and submission guidelines visit gtc.edu/redhawkreview.