Calling artists and writers

Jennifer Manalili

With a March 1 deadline fast approaching, “City Works,” has made it clear that they are excited to encourage writers and artists to come forward with submissions for the 2013 addition of the published literary journal.

San Diego artists and writes alike are being encouraged to submit their work, ranging from personal essays to short stories -in both non-fiction and fiction categories- and art work and photography for consideration.

Submission requirements vary from categories and go as follows: Poems: Maximum of 5, Creative Non-fiction: Up to 2,500 words. Maximum of 2 submissions. Fiction: Up to 2,500 words. Maximum of 2 submissions. Artwork: A photocopy in lack and white on 8 1/2 by 11 of pen, ink, life drawings, illustrations, graphics, cartoons, computer-generated art, or photographs. Maximum of 5 submissions. Originals required only upon acceptance for publishing.

All manuscripts must be typed. All work must be original. Non-English submissions must include English translations. A separate biography must be included with the manuscript made up of no more than fifty words. Submissions should not have names on the manuscripts.

Submissions will be judged by an editorial board comprised of students, staff, and faculty writers and artists from the City College community.

$100 cash awards will awarded to those who win in the following categories: Best Cover Design, Best Poem, Best Personal Essay, Best Short Story/Fiction, and Best Photography/Art Work.

A local and national writer will also be distinguished, with a short biography and selection of his or her work. The National Award winner will be featured in the front of the journal, honored at the yearly “City Works” reading, and also receive a $100 cash prize. In 2012, Megan Elliot was named National Award Winner and Featured Local Writers included Chris Baron, Heather Eudy, Cali Linfor, and Sabrina Youmans.

On-campus entries must have a “City Works” entry form. Submissions, along with an accompanying biography, can be placed in the “City Works” mailbox in the campus mailroom located in A-8.

Off-campus non-student submissions are welcome and also permitted and will be eligible for the National Writer Award. These submissions do not need an entry form but must include a $5.00 reading fee. They must also include a cover letter with the name and phone number of the participant. Names should not be put on the manuscript. Checks may be made payable to “City Works.” They can be mailed to City Works, San Diego City College, 1313 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.

A working email address must be attached with all submissions as winners will be notified through email.

“City Works” has been publishing poetry, fiction, prose, and artwork of City College students along with work from local, national, and international writers, poets, and artists since 1994.