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Editors accepting creative work for BCC magazine
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Editors of Barton Community College’s literary magazine, Prairie Ink, have begun accepting entries for the 2011 edition.

Co-editors Jaime Oss and Teresa Johnson are calling for original contributions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, literary criticism and graphic novels to be considered for publication in the May-June 2011 issue of Prairie Ink. They will be accepting submissions until Feb. 1, 2011.

They invite entries from Barton students and all residents of the seven counties in Barton’s educational region: Barton, Pawnee, Rush, Russell, Rice, Stafford and Ellsworth counties, as well as Barton’s Fort Riley campus and Grandview Plaza.

The editors are asking that the writers submit their work electronically using the rules of manuscript format that can be found on the Prairie Ink website,

Submissions may be e-mailed to Submissions must come with a cover letter that includes the author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, title of submission and a brief biography of the author.

All correspondence, including submissions of no more than 5,000 words, must be typed using a legible 12-point font, double-spaced with 1-inch top, bottom and side margins, and be printed on only one side of the paper. The first page of the manuscript must also contain the author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address, and each page must be numbered.

The editors welcome multiple submissions throughout the reading period, but no previously published submissions. They reserve the right to distribute the opportunities for creative voice evenly in both the student and community populations. They also reserve the right to waive the submission requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Barton published its inaugural edition of the magazine in June 2010 and celebrated the release with a reception also honoring the authors, who presented readings of their works included in the inaugural publication.

"We’ve had tremendous feedback to our inaugural publication and we’re looking forward to selecting the works for our next publication," Johnson said.

Anyone interested in receiving a copy of the 2010 magazine may contact Jessica Vsetecka, faculty secretary, 620-792-9200.