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Calliope

The student journal of art and literature.

Publication and Writing Contest

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Active and former military are encouraged to submit work for a special section in this year's edition. If you are former or current military, and wish to be considered for a new section devoted to military writers, please indicate your most recent rank and a brief description of your military service.

The highest quality entries are published in Calliope. In addition, these entries are automatically entered in the Languages & Literature Division’s Best in Publication contest.

Artwork is awarded for: cover-$150, 1st-$100 2nd-$75 and 3rd-$50. The prizes are provided by the Humanities Division.

Literary works are awarded for: 1st-$100, 2nd-$75 and 3rd-$50, in each literary category. These prizes are provided by the Division of Languages & Literature.

Winners are acknowledged and will read from their works at the Spring Calliope Awards Celebration in the CE Forum at Annandale.

Faculty, please contact Bryan Peters if you would like a Calliope representative to visit your classes to explain the journal and contest to your students. If you would like additional copies of the journal or student flyers to circulate among your students, please email your request to bpeters@nvcc.edu.

Calliope Issues

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2014 - download

2013 - download

2012 - download

Cover Art - Calliope 2014

Cover Art - Calliope 2013

Cover Art - Calliope 2012

2011 - download

2010 - download

2009 - download

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2008 - download

2007 - download

2006 - download

Cover Art - Calliope 2008
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Calliope Podcasts

2016

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2016 Fiction and Poetry categories, as they read from their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2016 ESL and Creative Non-Fiction categories, as they read from their works.

2015

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2015 Fiction and Poetry categories, as they read from their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2015 ESL and Creative Non-Fiction categories, as they read from their works.

2014

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2014 Fiction and Poetry categories, as they read from their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2014 English as a Second Language, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry and Prose in Foreign Languages categories, as they read from their works.


2013

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2013 Poetry and Creative Nonfiction categories, as they read from their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2013 Fiction and English as a Second Language categories, as they read from their works. 


2012

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2012 Fiction and Foreign Language categories, as they read excerpts from their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2012 Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction categories, as they read their works. 


2011

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2011 Fiction and ESL - Prose & Poetry categories, as they read excerpts from their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2011 Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction categories, as they read their works. 


2010

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2010 Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction categories, as they read excerpts from their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2010 Poetry and ESL categories, as they read their works. 


2009

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2009 Poetry category, as they read excerpts from their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2009 Creative Non-Fiction category and the English as a Second Language category, as they read their works. 


2008

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2008 Poetry category, as they read their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2008 Creative Non-Fiction category, as they read excerpts from their works.

Podcast #3 - Listen to winners from the 2008 English as a Second Language category, as they read their works.


2007

Podcast #1 - Listen to winners from the 2007 Poetry category, as they read their works.

Podcast #2 - Listen to winners from the 2007 Fiction and the Creative Non-Fiction categories, as they read excerpts from their works.

Podcast #3 - Listen to winners from the 2007 English as a Second Language category, as they read their works.

Submission Guidelines

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We invite submissions from any student enrolled in an AN class during the ’15—’16 academic year (consisting of the Fall 2015 semester and Spring 2016 semester).

To be considered, all submissions must conform to the following submission guidelines:

Categories for Submission and for Best in Publication Contest Prizes

Work in the following categories will be considered:
A. Poetry
B. Fiction
C. Creative Non-Fiction
D. Drama 
E. ESL Prose or Poetry (for students currently enrolled in an ESL class)
F. Poetry and nonfiction in any of the foreign languages taught at NOVA
G. Artwork (includes drawing, painting, design, computer design, photography and high quality photographs of ceramics and sculpture)

Deadlines

All literary and art submissions must be received in the proper format by February 26, 2015.

Length Requirements

  • Poetry: Up to 2 pages in length (a maximum of 40 lines per page including stanza breaks)—individual lines of poetry must not exceed 85 characters across the page
  • Fiction: Stories up to 1500 words
  • Creative Non‐Fiction: Up to 1500 words

Format Guidelines

  • All literary entries must be submitted as Word documents, single‐spaced, in 12 point font (Arial or Times New Roman preferred).
  • All entries—including artwork entries—must have a unique title attached to the work. Titles for literary entries will appear on the first page of the work. (The editors may reposition the title in publication.) Titles for artwork entries should be placed on the back and on the separate cover sheet.
  • Artwork will be accepted in color or black and white. Please note that artwork should not be submitted electronically. Instead, the original, unframed 2‐D work or high quality photo of the 3‐D work MUST be
    submitted to Guilio Porta (Mailbox: CM 342; email:nvportg@nvcc.edu).

Cover Page

A cover page for each submission, including artwork, is required. The following information must be included on the cover page:

  • Author’s or artist’s complete name
  • Contact information
    • Address
    • Home, cell and work phone numbers
    • NVCC email address and a secondary email address
    • NOVA Emplid #
  • Title of piece
  • Submission category

Electronic Submission

You may submit literary works as attachments to the Calliope email address: calliope@nvcc.edu.

  • Submit your cover page as a separate attachment to the same email.
  • Submit one work and one cover page per email.
  • Please submit using your NVCC email address.

Important Notice

Selected submissions may appear in the Calliope publication, on theCalliope website, and in additional media as well.

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