Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ellipsis Is Seeking Submissions from UNO Students, Faculty, Alumni, Staff

Creative types at the University of New Orleans are invited to submit their work by to an established student-run literary journal on campus with a 42-year-old history. The deadline for submissions to Ellipsis is Friday.

Submit Your Work! 

To learn more about Ellipsis or to submit your work, please visit our website.  The submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

Ellipsis: A Journal of Art, Ideas, and Literature is published annually in both digital and print forms by students in the Department of English at the University of New Orleans. Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Ellipsis provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article.

(For those wondering: Authors are, generally speaking, the initial owners of the copyrights to their works. An exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer.)

“We are currently seeking submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, scripts, screenplays, scholarly essays or poetry, graphic art and photography from UNO’s students, faculty, alumni, and staff,” said Edie Talley, managing editor and a student in the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop.

Over the last forty-two issues, Ellipsis: A Journal of Art, Ideas, and Literature has published the literary, scholarly, and artistic work of the UNO community.

"The journal’s back issues are filled with work by young writers who eventually went on to achieve great success and critical acclaim. In 1977, Ellipsis published poems by Ellen Gilchrist, Peter Cooley, and John Biguenet—all in a single issue," said Reggie Poche, assistant chair of the English Department. "In 1979, Barb Johnson, now an assistant professor in the Creative Writing Workshop, published a piece titled “Pennsylvania 6—Where am I” when she was an undergraduate in the Department of English. In her author’s bio, the young “barbara A. johnson” describes herself as “an English majorette with military parentage.”

"The writers whose work will appear in our next issue obviously have an impressive (literary) parentage of their own, and Ellipsis wants to showcase their work in as many venues as possible, which is why we now publish both a print and online edition of the journal," Poche said. "Our digital publication, created in cooperation with the Earl K. Long Library, will ensure that our contributors’ creative and scholarly accomplishments will be enjoyed by a wider audience. So that we can sustain Ellipsis for four more decades and beyond, the editors ask that creative writers in the UNO community submit their work through our website at Our deadline has been extended to February 6. Most importantly, we ask that readers visit the site and enjoy the work of their peers and colleagues."

Individuals whose work is selected for publication will be notified once all submissions have been reviewed, Talley said. In addition, any person whose work is published in this issue will receive a free copy of the print edition. So get those submissions in!

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