ABSENCE: Penn State Greater Allegheny's Art and Literary Magazine, is accepting work for its Spring 2007 submission period from faculty, staff, and student members of the campus community. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 23. The magazine, organized several years ago by the Penn State McKeesport English department, is an annual publication which showcases campus talent.
ABSENCE advisors, Dr. Clifford Manlove, Assistant Professor of English, and Marissa Sinisi, Instructor in English for the ACE Program, invite faculty, staff, and students to submit their poetry, short fiction, essays, photography, graphic art, etc. A "blind submission" policy is used by the student editorial committee to evaluate each work. Each submission, therefore, should be accompanied by a cover page with identifying information about the artist/author submitting the work. Members of the campus community may submit a maximum of six items. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to: [email protected].
Additionally, each submission is eligible for consideration for the 2007 Chancellor?s Award for the the Best Literary and the Best Visual Arts submissions ($100 each). The Chancellor's Award was instituted in 2006 to promote the growth of an active creative community in and around Penn State Greater Allegheny.
The student editorial staff and faculty advisors review submissions; final decisions about publication rest with the student Editor-in-Chief. ABSENCE is published in April of each academic year, and is unveiled at its annual Reading and Reception, which features the work of each year?s authors and artists. The publication is supported by: the Chancellor's office, Academic Affairs, ACE, Institutional Advancement, Admissions, the Student Government Association, and Student Affairs.