Collegian, Washington College Review see first publications

By Olivia Montes
News Co-Editor

The undergraduate literary magazines of writing and art, Collegian, and liberal arts and science, Washington College Review, are undergoing significant changes in preparation for future issues.

In addition to opening submissions for their next issue, 33.1, starting on Oct. 25, The Collegian will also make annual subscriptions available for purchase, according to senior and Collegian Editor-in-Chief Emma Campbell. 

 “Purchasing subscriptions is definitely the best way to support our student writers and to ensure we can continue publishing the incredible creative work they give the world,” Campbell said. 

Individuals can visit Collegian’s website to subscribe for upcoming issues. Yearly subscriptions cost $30, in which recipients will receive three to five publications. 

Collegian also plans to release three more issues for the remainder of the 2021-22 academic year and continue to, according to the magazine’s website, “provide contributors with a journal in which to present their work, educate our staff on publishing processes, inspire and entertain our audience, and, above all, foster a love of writing and art among Washington College students.” 

Submissions and additional questions can be directed to Students, faculty, and community members can also follow Collegian on Facebook at Collegian,  Instagram at @wccollegian, and Twitter at @wccollegian. 

WCR also released their latest issue for the fall semester on Oct. 8. Featuring a total of 18 W4: Senior Capstone Experiences from the Class of 2021, Volume XXVIII, with it being “one of the more diverse of disciplines,” has been received positively by the surrounding WC community, according to junior and Managing Editor Samantha Segeda. 

“I am particularly excited by the strength of this year’s SCE issue, with 18 projects published from a broad array of disciplines in the humanities and fine arts, sciences, and social sciences,” WCR advisor, Professor, and Chair of English Dr. Sean Meehan said. “This issue amply demonstrates that WC values writing, critical inquiry, and creative thinking in every department.” 

Junior and Associate Editor Michelle Henry will also be assuming the role of EIC in time for the next issue, Volume XXIX, at the end of the 2022 spring semester. 

In addition, WCR will be searching for additional Associate and Managing Editors as needed in preparation for the spring general submission period, according to Henry. 

Amidst their general submission period for the upcoming spring semester, according to Segeda, WCR also hopes to work alongside “Underland” author Robert MacFarlane to set up virtual interviews regarding his career and work for a possible profile, as well as sending out campus-wide call for submissions for those wishing to submit their W1s, W2s, and W3s for the rest of the fall semester and into winter break.

“WCR will also begin assessing further avenues to engage with WC students, faculty, and those open to learning about the College as we begin to work toward the spring issue,” Henry said. 

“The number and quality of submissions we have received for recent volumes suggests that the editors have been very successful in their efforts, [and] we are talking about expanding our audience of readers, including readers beyond our campus,” Dr. Meehan said. “We like to reach readers from around the country and around the world, and put them in touch with the great writing and publishing that our students are producing.” 

Submissions for when the spring submission period begins can be directed to Students must include their full names, class year, and the title of the course from which their submitted work originates.  Additional queries can be directed to Dr. Meehan at Further information is also available on WCR’s website.

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