Bookbusters

Bookbusters

ABOUT PROJECT 1919

The mission of Project 1919: GCCC's Magazine of the Arts is to provide a creative outlet for students and employees at Garden City Community College. Project 1919 seeks to showcase the hard work and creativity of both students and employees at GCCC while providing students who work on the magazine practical and hands-on teaching publishing, design, and editing skills.

We are part of the Bookbusters club sponsored by the English department. This is a student run magazine wherein decisions about layout, design, editing, and acceptances are made by students working on the magazine with guidance from faculty. The magazine itself is a physical book printed right here on GCCC's campus and distributed at the end of the Spring semester. The magazine was named by the Bookbusters in Fall 2021 based on a suggestion by Mr. Turpin. "Project" was chosen because it relates to the educational goals of the magazine for students while also implying forward thinking and future progress. "1919" was selected as it represents the year GCCC was founded and connects the magazine to the college's past.


The deadline to submit is February 3rd, 2023.


WRITING AND COVER ART CONTEST

Please follow the General Submissions Guidelines below to submit to the Writing and Cover Art Contest. Make sure to check the field that says "Contest Entry" in the submission form below. You may submit work for the contest in multiple categories and multiple works to one category, but please make it clear to which category each work belongs. By submitting to the Writing and Cover Art Contest, you are also giving Bookbusters and the Project 1919 staff permission to consider your work for publication in the magazine even if you do not win the contest. A winner and a runner-up will be selected for each of the four categories (fiction, poetry, essay, and art). Prizes will be announced at a later date. The winner of the Cover Art Contest will have their art used ad the cover for the next edition of Project 1919: GCCC's Magazine of the Arts.

GENERAL SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

Submissions to Project 1919 are open to any current GCCC student and employee. There are four submission categories: fiction, poetry, essay, and art. Please see below for an example bio. Please do NOT include your name anywhere in the submitted file or in the file name. All works are judged for acceptance anonymously. Please follow the guidelines below for each category by clicking on the category name. You may submit work to multiple categories and multiple works to one category, but please make it clear to which category each work belongs.

Sample Bio:

Seth Kristalyn has an MA in English from Kansas State University. He has previously published work in Burningword Literary Journal, The Write Launch, and Rappahannock Review. He enjoys reading, writing, running, and spending way too much time thinking about Dungeons & Dragons. He teaches English courses and lives in southwestern Kansas with his wife, two daughters, and dog (Thorin Barkenshield, King Under the Table).

  • Please submit works of fiction in a .doc or .docx format. These are the default file formats for Microsoft Word. If you submit in another file format, we cannot guarantee that we will be able integrate that file format into the magazine.
  • Works of fiction should be double spaced using a standard 12 point font such as Times New Roman or Calibri.
  • Works of fiction should not exceed 18 pages double spaced or 6,000 words.
  • Please do NOT include your name in the document or the file name.
  • Please submit using the submission form below. See above for an example bio.
  • Although we have nothing against fanfiction and view it as a legitimate form of writing, we cannot publish fanfiction or works that include the intellectual property of others. All works of fiction must be your own. However, we are open to all forms of fiction with the exception that gratuitous violence or pornographic material will not be accepted.
  • Please submit poetry in a .doc or .docx format. These are the default formats for Microsoft Word. If you submit in another file format, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to integrate that file format into the magazine.
  • Poetry does not need to be double spaced and should, instead, be formatted in the way that you wish the poem to appear on the page in the magazine. However, please use a standard 12 point font such as Times New Roman or Calibri.
  • There are no length restrictions to poetry, but since we have limited space, poems that are particularly long may not be accepted.
  • Please do NOT include your name in the document or the file.
  • Please submit using the submission form below. See above for an example bio.
  • We cannot publish works that include the intellectual property of others. All poems must be your own. However, we are open to all forms of poetry with the exception that gratuitous violence or pornographic material will not be accepted.
  • Please submit essays and creative nonfiction in a .doc or .docx format. These are the default formats for Microsoft Word. If you submit in another file format, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to integrate that file format into the magazine.
  • Essays should be double spaced using a standard 12 point font such as Times New Roman or Calibri.
  • Essays should not exceed 18 pages double spaced or 6,000 words.
  • Please do NOT include your name in the document or the file.
  • Please submit using the submission form below. See above for an example bio.
  • If there are citations and sources within your essay, they must be properly cited. We ask that you format citations in MLA format as this is the standard of English departments. All essays must be your own. We are open to all forms of essay with the exception that gratuitous violence or pornographic material will not be accepted.
  • Please submit art and photography in a .jpg or .png format. If you submit in another file format, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to integrate that file format into the magazine.
  • We accept photography as well as photographs of other artistic mediums such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, and others. Please be aware that the image you send is the image we will use if accepted.
  • Please do NOT include your name in the document or the file if at all possible.
  • Please submit using the submission form below. See above for an example bio.
  • For art submissions, please include the name of the piece, the medium, and any other information you would like published alongside the piece in the "Notes" field of the submission form.
  • All art and photographs must be your own. We are open to all forms of art with the exception that gratuitous violence or pornographic material will not be accepted.

DISCLAIMER

Project 1919 reserves the right to reject any work for publication. Because we have limited space, we may not be able to publish all works that are submitted to us. We also reserve the right to remove an accepted work from the magazine prior to publication if circumstances require it. Works accepted for publication may be slightly edited to follow standard grammar and mechanics usage. You will only be notified if edits that relate to content are necessary. It is understood that all works belong to their respective creators and the creator retains all rights to their work. Because Project 1919 has extremely limited circulation, anything published in Project 1919 is considered unpublished for the purposes of placing it elsewhere for publication in literary journals, magazines, or contests.


CONTACT

If you are a student and are interested in working on Project 1919 or you have questions about the magazine, please contact Mr. Kristalyn at seth.kristalyn@gcccks.edu.