We’re Sure It’s Great!

Today is the deadline for art submissions. We’re on the lookout for intriguing photographs, paintings, mixed-media, sketches, comics/comic strips, and whatever you believe the world needs to see. Turn in your amazing artwork by midnight tonight to be considered for publication in Transfer 115.

Left to right: “Self Portrait” and “Lip Gloss” (Ghulam Shaikh), “Baggage Exchange” (Odessa Blackmore), and “China Town” (Nico Harrimon), from Transfer 114.

What Does it take to Get Published? Join Transfer’s Editorial Staff and Find Out!

The new Transfer issue two students solicit you to purchase at a folding table on the first floor of the Humanities building every semester? That was the result of roughly twenty undergrad Creative Writing students with varying literary tastes and writing styles coming together in CW 640 to read, analyze, discuss and debate over numerous submissions, helping a small team of student editors select stories and poems to represent SFSU’s writers in a single volume. By taking CW 640 you’ll not only get the inside scoop on the competition and what the editors are looking for, you’ll also experience the publication process first-hand, develop editorial skills such as copy-editing, and get that much closer to learning how to refine your work for established literary magazines everywhere!

Most courses in the Creative Writing program encourage students to consider a peer’s work as unfinished and discuss craft in order to improve the piece in the future. In these courses, a student’s work is considered as a draft, so evaluative remarks are often unhelpful. Plus, the writer is present, it’s not like you can offer a thumbs up/thumbs down assessment without inflating or wounding the writer’s ego. But CW 640 offers a different experience Continue reading “What Does it take to Get Published? Join Transfer’s Editorial Staff and Find Out!”