WHAT: Broken Ink Release Party
WHEN: 7PM, Tuesday, April 19
WHERE: SAC Mezz (upstairs above the caff)
Come one, come all- to the official release of the 2011 issue of Broken Ink, USCA’s literary arts magazine! We’ve got an inspiring lineup of poets that will read as the crowd enjoys free food and their free copy of the newest edition of the magazine. Our featured poet will be Starkey Flythe, who will be accompanied by the Washington group award winners Ashley Wilson and Andrew Hasben, Broken Ink Contributors and staff, members of the Guild of Poetic Intent and a group of student poets from the USCA community. Don’t miss the greatest release show on Earth!
The 2011 issue of Broken Ink has just been sent to the printer, which means our debut is right around the corner! We are set to release the magazine to the general public on Tuesday, April 19th at the 2011 Ink Show. Since the supply is limited, Broken Ink would like to invite students, faculty and staff of USCA to reserve their very own copy of this year’s issue. Those who are interested in guaranteeing themselves a copy can email us at email@example.com. Make sure to have the subject line read, “Reserve my copy of Broken Ink” and include your name and phone number in the email body. Reserve list copies will be distributed during the week leading up to the general release date, so don’t miss this chance to get your hands on the magazine early!
We asked for submissions, and you gave us an absolutely overwhelming response! We’ve gone from 89 total submissions last year to 200+ this year! In fact, last Saturday, we all gathered as a staff to sort through them all, and there was just so much that one day was simply not enough to get to it all! Thus, once again, this Saturday, it’s JUDGEMENT DAY! We’re looking very forward to experiencing the rest of your wonderful work, dear submitters, and good luck to each and every one of you in the selection process. Thanks again for giving us the privilege of experiencing your work!
Dear friends, it is now submission crunch time! If you’ve even remotely considered submitting your work to Broken Ink, NOW is the time to do so! When that final deadline (Feb 4th) passes, so does the opportunity! Don’t let it pass you by! Brush it up, and follow the instructions here to submit it! We look forward to seeing your work!
National Day on Writing is on October 20th and Broken Ink will be celebrating outside the H&SS building! We’ll have a number of writing activities for students to get their creative juices flowing, as well as games and a haiku contest. Come by from 11-3 to contribute your thoughts to the “What writing means to me” box, add to the two serial stories that will be written as a group effort throughout the day, play “Stump the Poet”, and submit your entry to the Halloween Haiku Contest. Submissions are open now at the Broken Ink Facebook page.
The rules for the Halloween Haiku Contest are pretty simple: make a haiku about Halloween, post it to our Facebook wall or turn it in on the National Day on Writing (October 20th), which is also the deadline for the contest. We will then judge the haiku and broadcast our final decisions via Facebook, Student News, and the Stall Wall. The top 3 haikus will also be published in the 2011 issue of Broken Ink.
If you’ve forgotten what a haiku is, fret not! It is a three-lined poem with the syllable counts of 5-7-5 in each line. Here is an example:
A black cat meows ( a – black – cat – me – ows) 
whilst the moon beckons liars (whilst – the – moon – beck – ons – li – ars) 
to shed their shackles. (to – shed – their – shack – les) 
Only USCA students can participate. No limit to the entries but only one from each person can win. Thanks for taking your time to read this note! A haiku entry is a couple clicks away! Also, come see us from 11-3 in front of the H&SS on October 20th! We’d love to see you!
The stories and poems we write at the National Day on Writing will all be featured at the National Gallery of Writing, which can be found here:
The 2009-2010 issue of Broken Ink is due out on April 8th and you can reserve your FREE copy now! Just email your full name and phone number with the subject line “I want to get inked” to firstname.lastname@example.org. This offer ends Tuesday, April 6th, don’t miss out on our limited copies! Reserved magazines will be held until the release party on April 14 at 6 pm in the SAC Mezzanine, at which time they will be released to the general public. That means that people who reserve a copy get to see the magazine a full 6 days earlier than anyone else!
Come help us celebrate the release of the 2010 issue of Broken Ink! On April 14th at 6pm in the SAC Mezzanine, there will be free food, great poetry, and the latest visual art from USCA students. Washington Group award winners Ashley Wilson and Ben Cheeks will read their winning literature and will be joined by Professor Amanda Warren, members of the newly formed Guild of Poetic Intent, and even some members of the Broken Ink staff! Don’t miss out on the open mic that’s going to wrap things up!
We asked, and you responded with vigor! We’ve got submissions up to our ears, and we couldn’t be happier! Already, we’re hard at work sorting, designing, and assembling. Keep checking back here and around campus for information on when we’ll have the next issue available!
For those of you who submitted poetry by the early submission deadline, come by and pick up the suggestions made by are faithful, helpful Workshop folks! Our staffers will be in the Student Media Office to help you out at the following hours:
Monday and Wednesday- 3 to 5
Thursday- 3 to 4
Friday- Noon to 3 (staff meetings at 3)
Kelsey (Visual Editor)
Monday and Wednesday 10:50 to 11:50
Abe (Literary Editor)
Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 to 12:00
If you have not yet, submitted, be sure your stuff send it in according to the guidelines by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 at 9pm! WE CANNOT ACCEPT LATE SUBMISSIONS!