About Broadside

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Publication

Broadside is Bradley University's literary arts journal. Each year we publish a 100+ page journal showcasing creative work by Bradley students. We publish written work (poetry, fiction, plays, screenplays, creative non-fiction) and visual artwork (photos, paintings, drawings etc.). The Broadside Journal is published in the spring and is free to Bradley students. Broadside also publishes "Broadsheets," 11x17 inch posters, three times during each school year that display student writing and art around campus. Any current student may submit work to be considered for publication. Please read our submission guidelines to learn how.


The Organization


Broadside organization is run entirely by current Bradley students who love writing and art. Student committees evaluate pieces for publication in the
 journal through an anonymous selection process. Only the Editor-in-Chief knows who submits each piece. Broadside holds at least one Open Mic
 night each year. These events are opportunities for students to share their creative work with each other. Any student may read or perform at these
 events or sit in the audience and enjoy. Watch for flyers around campus announcing Broadside events and deadlines.

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Poetry and Prose

Broadside will not publish more than 3 pieces of work by any one student. Please do not submit more than 5 poems and/or 3 prose pieces. Each submission should have a separate Poetry/Prose Submission Form.

Pieces should not exceed 3,500 words. Prose should be double-spaced and can be in the form of fiction, plays, screenplays, and creative non-fiction. Accepted writers will be notified by email.

Do not include your name in the submission. If your piece is more than 1 page long, include page # of total pages on each page. Be sure to include a title on your submission.

Electronic submissions should be sent in .doc or .pdf format.   

If you are unable to upload your submission please fill in the rest of your information and print the submission form before clicking “submit.” Attach the printed form to a printed copy of your submission and drop it off at our office, Sisson 329. (If you are able to upload your submission you do NOT need to submit a printed copy.)

All work must be accompanied by a submission form. This form allows us to have complete information about each submission and contributor and to evaluate all work anonymously. Each submission should have a separate submission form.

Contact any officer with questions at broadsidelitmag@gmail.com.

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Art

Broadside will not publish more than 3 pieces of work by any one student. Please do not submit more than 5 pieces of artwork. Each submission should have a separate Art Submission Form.

To submit artwork:

  • Complete an online submission form and attach a high-quality image (300 dpi or higher) of your art to the submission form.  Click "submit."
If you experience any problems with the online submission:
  • Complete an online submission form- don’t click “submit"!
  • Print the completed form.
  • Attach the printed form to a print version of your submission and bring it to our office, Sisson 329 for judging purposes. 

Broadside cannot ensure the return of submitted materials. Originals CANNOT be submitted.

Please include your name on any disk you submit, but not on any print version.

All work must be accompanied by an Art Submission Form. This form allows us to have complete information about each submission and contributor and to evaluate all work anonymously.

Accepted artists will be notified by email.

Contact any officer at broadsidelitmag@gmail.com with questions.


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Submission Forms

All work must be accompanied by a Submission Form. This form allows us to have complete information about each submission and contributor and to evaluate all work anonymously.

Staff Positions

Evaluator

Evaluators work on one of the three committees; each committee is made up of an editor and a group of evaluators who select pieces for publication in the Broadside Journal. Poetry and prose evaluators independently read and evaluate all text submissions and then discuss submissions in their committee during the spring semester. Art evaluators view, evaluate, and discuss all art submissions in their committee during the spring semester. In the fall, evaluators come to meetings as well as participate in creative workshops and other fun artistic events with Broadside staff. Those who would like to be evaluators must apply at the beginning of fall semester to be on Broadside staff. Applicants will be asked to have a short, informal interview with their section editor. Time commitment = 1 hr/week fall semester and 2-3 hr/week early spring semester.


Poetry & Prose Editor

One editor is selected for each genre. These section editors work closely with both the Editor-in-Chief and the evaluators in their committee to determine which submissions will be published in the journal. Editors are required to maintain regular office hours during both fall and spring semesters, attend meetings, and help run workshops and other activities. Editors work with the Editor-in-Chief to select pieces for publication on Broadsheets; form an evaluation committee and lead the journal selection process with evaluators; are required to read all of the submissions in their genre as well as all of the accepted pieces in the other genre; are required to proofread rough drafts of the journal multiple times before the journal is printed; are responsible for posting flyers in academic buildings and dorms; are requested to work with the Business Manager and Editor-in-Chief to plan and coordinate the fall reading and other activities; must apply at the beginning of fall semester to be on Broadside staff and interview with the Editor-in-Chief to be offered the position. Time commitment = 3 hr/week fall semester (office hours plus meeting time) and 3-10 hr/week spring semester.


Art Editor

One art editor. This editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Project Manager, and evaluators to determine which art submissions will be published in the journal. The Art Editor is required to maintain regular office hours during both fall and spring semesters, attend meetings, and help run workshops and other activities. The Art Editor is responsible for soliciting and selecting art for fall and spring Broadsheets; forms an evaluation committee and leads the journal selection process with evaluators; is expected to recommend three (3) pieces for cover art. The Editor-in-Chief and Project Manager make the final decision regarding cover art; is required to scan and/or digitally save each selected artwork in a suitable format for publication in the journal on the Broadside office computer; is responsible for posting flyers in academic buildings and dorms; is requested to work with the Business Manager and Editor-in-Chief to plan and coordinate the fall reading and other activities; must apply at the beginning of fall semester to be on Broadside staff and interview with the Editor-in-Chief for the position. Time commitment = 3 hr/week fall semester (office hours plus meeting time) and 3-10 hr/week spring semester.


Business Manager

The Business Manager is responsible for recording and overseeing all of Broadside’s expenses and works closely with the Editor-in-Chief; is required to attend Communications Council meetings one Friday afternoon a month at 3pm; is required to maintain regular office hours during both fall and spring semesters and is encouraged to come to Broadside activities; is required to assist the Editor-in-Chief draft and present the budget proposal for the next academic year; is responsible for finding and reserving (most likely) an on-campus venue for the fall reading; works with editors to plan and coordinate the fall reading and other activities; is responsible for posting flyers in academic buildings and dorms; must apply and interview with both the Editor-in-Chief and the Communications Council at the beginning of the fall semester to be offered this position. Time commitment = 3-4 hr/week fall semester (office hours plus meeting time with Broadside and Comm. Council) and 3-10 hr/week spring semester.


Project Manager

The Project Manager works closely with the Editor-in-Chief and designs and maintains all aspects regarding Broadside’s appearance and accessibility. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, website maintenance; Broadsheet design and layout; flyer/newspaper advertisement design and layout; design of Broadside Journal’s cover; layout of the Broadside Journal. The Project Manager selects cover art with the Editor-in-Chief based on the Art Editor’s recommendations; is requested to assist the Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager draft and present the budget proposal for the next academic year; must apply at the beginning of fall semester to be on Broadside staff and interview with the Editor-in-Chief for the position. Time commitment is high and requires flexibility and dedication.

The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to make executive decisions regarding the contents of and publication of the
Broadside Journal as well as the management of Broadside organization.

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Constitution

Article I – Organization’s Title

The name of this organization shall be Broadside: Literary Arts Magazine

Amendment i

Article II – Purpose

The purpose of this club shall be to foster an interest in literary and visual art work of the students, faculty and staff of the university, and to give students the opportunity to publish a literary magazine promoting the aforementioned, and to sponsor poetry/prose readings, art shows, workshops, and/or other activities promoting the aforementioned

Article III – Membership

Section 1. Any student regularly enrolled in Bradley University may become a member of the Broadside staff, with editing and other powers as delegated by the Editor-in-Chief, who is appointed by the Communications Council of Bradley University.

Section 2. There are no dues or membership prerequisites for participation in the activities of Broadside.

Article IV – Officers of the Organization

Section 1. The executive officers of Broadside shall be as follows: Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Business Manager, and Events Coordinator.

Amendment ii

Section 2. Duties Editor-in-Chief. To oversee all aspects of production of the literary magazine, and other activities sponsored by Broadside, including its dealings with the public and its governing body, the Communications Council. Associate Editors. To assist the editor. Business Manager. To oversee the financial stability and responsibilities of Broadside and to answer to a make reports to the Editor and Communications Council. Events Coordinator. To organize and plan multi-media events sponsored by Broadside.

Article V – Miscellaneous

Section 1. Elections The position as Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager are made by appointment of the Communications Council, while all others are made by the Editor-in-Chief, but subject to approval by the Communications Council.

Section 2. Amendments Amendments to this constitution may be made by the Editor-in-Chief, except when such changes would conflict with the guidelines set forth by the Communications Council.

Amendments

Amendment i

The name of this organization shall be Broadside: Writers and Artists. The name of this organization’s main publication shall be Broadside Literary Arts Journal.

-SRM, June 19, 2005

Amendment ii

The Editor-in-Chief may add and/or delete officer positions each year as necessary, with the exception of Business Manager, whose position, like the Editor-in-Chief’s, is allotted and preserved by the Communications Council.

-SRM, June 19, 2005


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Links

Web del Sol
http://webdelsol.com/

     Links to professional literary journals, information on contests and prizes. Great place to start if you’re looking into submitting your work to journals.


Academy of American Poets
http://www.poets.org/index.cfm

    Has many online versions of “famous” poets poems and short biographies. Also has audio records of poets reading their poems.


Illinois Poet Laureate
http://www.bradley.edu/poet/

    Bradley University’s Professor Kevin Stein. Site has information on Dr. Stein’s work, Bradley University student award winning poems, and audio and video recordings of “famous” poets performing their work.


Bradley University English Department
http://www.bradley.edu/las/eng/

    Be sure to read the section about the creative writing contests.


Bradley University Art Department
http://slane.bradley.edu/art/faculty.html

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