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In the Write Mind

Citrus Campus’ literary and arts magazine

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In the Write Mind showcases the artistic talents of Citrus Campus students, faculty and staff by publishing an annual literary and arts magazine. In The Write Mind provides the editorial staff with a look into the publishing experience.

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Your Submissions

We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic art, photography, sculpture, music, dance — if it’s creative, you do it, and you can help us capture it for the magazine, then we want to see it. We accept submissions in the fall and spring semesters.

To submit:

  • Hard-copy: grab a form from the student lounges or Learning Resources Center next to ITWM submission box
  • Online: Submit here, completing all required fields

Our Staff Positions:

  • Editor-in-chief (Managing Editor)—oversees the layout, submissions, printing, distribution, and finances. Communicates with staff and faculty adviser. Assigns, reassigns, and assumes magazine duties as needed.
  • Assistant Editor-in-chief—assist the Editor-in-chief with all duties named above and keeps meeting minutes. Assumes Editor-in-chief responsibilities in the event of Editor-in-chief’s absence or vacancy.
  • Design Editor—manages layout of magazine and designs using Adobe InDesign (preferred) or Microsoft Publisher. Researches printing companies, options, and obtains quotes.
  • Submissions Editor—maintains magazine email address and distributes submissions to appropriate editors. Sends e-mails to confirm receipt of submissions. Sends acceptance/rejection/revise and resubmit letters.
  • Copy Editors—attend meetings, evaluate submissions, and vote on what should be accepted into the magazine. Responsible for tasks as needed.
  • Poetry Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for poetry submissions.
  • Fiction Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for fiction submissions.
  • Nonfiction Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for nonfiction submissions.
  • Photography Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for photography submissions
  • Graphic Art Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for graphic art submissions.
  • Webmaster—maintains magazine webpage on main CF website and updates any social media the club chooses to use.

As membership numbers permit, positions may be combined and assistant editors may be appointed. All officers must attend meetings.

Our Awards:

Each year, we send our best submissions to the student magazine contest of the Florida College System Publications Association. In October, we attend the FCSPA’s Annual Awards Conference, where we attend workshops and the awards banquet. We have been recognized for excellence over the years, and we only want to improve.

2018-2019
Staff Page
1st place Isabella Witkowich and Ja’Onna Brown
2017-2018
Photography
2nd place April Howell, Julia Brodmerkel, and Meghan Williamson
2014-2015
Editing, Division A
2013-2014
Poetry
Photo
Staff Page
1st place
2nd place
3rd place (tie)
Kim Morrison and Casey DiGiantomasso
Emmie Sperandeo
Jacob Miedema
2012-2013
Nonfiction
Photo
3rd place (tie)
3rd place (tie)
Daniel Duvall
Babette VanStory

Your Membership:

To join the editorial staff, you must:

  • Be enrolled in at least one course at the Citrus Campus (Editor-in-chief and Design Editor must be enrolled in at least two courses
  • Maintain a 2.0 or above GPA for the entire term of office and at time of election

Our History:

We began in 1990, as a project of Professor Lynne Boele’s creative writing course. Several faculty have advised the student editorial staff since then, including Michele Wirt, Susan Monier, Mike Temple, Melissa Alling and Jon Schneiderman. The magazine has morphed into an academic club housed under Student Life, but the creative writing and art courses offered at the Citrus Campus still feed into the magazine, which solicits submissions from the student body, staff, and faculty.

For more information, contact Jon Schneiderman, faculty advisor, at schneidj@cf.edu or call 352-746-6721, ext. 6129.

Whether you read, submit, join, or support, we hope you will get In The Write Mind.