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College releases second Prairie Ink
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Barton Community College has released the second annual edition of Prairie Ink, the college’s literary annual, Vice President Penny Quinn said.

The magazine accepts fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, literary criticism and those graphic narratives that can be successfully reproduced into black and white photography.

The second edition, like the inaugural edition, was published in-house and edited by Jaime Oss and Teresa Johnson from the college’s English department. Entries were accepted 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 its Grandview Plaza site. Editors said some of the contributors from the first issue have entries in the new magazine. Some of the new writers are area high school students whose English teachers encouraged them to submit stories or poetry, as well as Barton student.

Issue Two contains works submitted by 16 contributors, Quinn said. Five hundred copies will be distributed.

Anyone interested in receiving a copy of the 2011 magazine may contact Jessica Vsetecka, faculty secretary, by calling 620-792-9200.

The editors will begin accepting submissions for Issue Three in October. More information can be found on the Prairie Ink website,