The Red Hawk Review is Gateway’s first literary magazine highlighting the creative talents of Gateway students. The magazine gives all Gateway students an opportunity to express themselves in creative ways, as well as a chance to see their work in print. The magazine will publish once annually.
Print copies are also available from the communications instructors on the Elkhorn, Kenosha and Racine campuses.
There are also limited copies available in the Gateway libraries.
Congratulations to the students selected as top overall winners for the Spring 2016 publication:
First Place Winner - High School Contest: Grace Herker
First Place Winner - Poetry: Kelsie Herzog
First Place Winner - Prose: Leonardo Gomez
First Place Winner - Artwork: Amy Kleinhans
General Gateway Student Submission Guidelines
Submit prose, visual arts and poetry to the appropriate editor as noted in the directions below. Simultaneous submissions or previously published work are not accepted.
Do not submit more than one time per reading period. Please do not query about a submission; our reading time varies, and we will respond to each applicant once we have made our decisions. Due to the volume of submissions, you will not get a detailed review of your writing. You will simply be notified of acceptance or rejection.
Submissions are accepted from June 1 to January 1 each year.
Editors from each campus will select submissions for publication. The Red Hawk Review will feature six to eight poems from each campus, and three works of prose from each campus. The magazine will also feature visual art.
The top submission in each category will be honored with the following prizes:
- $125 tuition voucher to be used towards a Gateway course
- An award certificate
- A free contributor’s copy of the publication
- Potential inclusion in a reading / art exhibition
We take first North American serial rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication, and we ask to be acknowledged (asThe Red Hawk Review) in any future reprinting of the work. The Red Hawk Review cannot accept work from professional artists working in their field.
Submit between two and four poems. Please use standard font and formatting (single-spaced). Please include your entire submission in one file, and be sure your name and email address are included on each page.
Please e-mail your submission to the appropriate editor, as listed below. In the subject line of your e-mail, please write: POETRY SUBMISSION - YOUR NAME- YOUR CAMPUS
Fiction and nonfiction are accepted. All prose should be double-spaced, in standard formatting and font. Only pieces that are under 3,000 words will be accepted. Please include your entire submission in one file, and be sure your name and email address are included on each page.
Please e-mail your submission to the appropriate editor, as listed below. In the subject line of your e-mail, please write: PROSE SUBMISSION - YOUR NAME- YOUR CAMPUS
Visual Art Guidelines
Paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital art are all accepted. We will accept up to three submissions from each artist. Images should be at least 300dpi and saved as .pdf or .jpeg files. For your reference the finished Red Hawk Review publication will be printed in a 5.5 inch wide x 8.5 inch high format and will be printed in black and white. The winner in this category will, however, be the featured cover artist. This piece of art will be printed in full color.
Please email your submission to the appropriate editor, as listed below. In the subject line of your e-mail, please write: VISUAL ART SUBMISSION - YOUR NAME
All Visual Art Submissions - Lisa Packard -firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Hawk Writing Contest for High School Juniors and Seniors
The Red Hawk Review will also host an annual writing contest for area high school juniors and seniors. All area high school students are eligible to participate in the Red Hawk Writing contest.
The Red Hawk Review will accept prose submissions from 1,000-3,000 words in length. The top submission will receive publication in The Red Hawk Review, a certificate of achievement and a $200 scholarship to be used toward a Gateway class.
Submissions are accepted from June 1 to January 1st.