Literary Magazine Contest1 min read

Genie Lu, Staff Writer

De Anza College’s literary magazine, the Red Wheelbarow, is encouraging De Anza students to show their creativity by entering the student edition submission contest.

Submissions will close on May 24.

Contest entries are made anonymous during the voting process to prevent bias. The contest portion will be judged and evaluated by outside professional writers from each genre.

Winners will be announced on June 26 at 6 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge.

Out of four categories first place is awarded $50, second nets $30 and third $20 along with honorable mentions.

The Carolyn Keen prize and a cash prize (amount may vary) will also be awarded that evening to the best literary essay.

Kevin Eung, a prior second place winner in the nonfiction essay category, won with a piece  he wrote for a class.

“I had a lot of fun writing it. I would say that was the start of my writing passion.” Eung said.

Eung, now an editor for Red Wheelbarrow, said he is eager to read new submissions.

Elizabeth Nguyen, another editor, said she understands that writers may be hesitant about submitting their works.

“If people are hesitant because they don’t want to feel rejected, the obvious answer is ‘yes, send your stuff in,’” Nguyen said.

If the editors like a flawed piece they will ask the writer to revise it for this edition of Red Wheelbarrow, Nyguen said.

Entry types include poetry, stories, flash-fiction, plays, comics, essays, art and performance videos.

Check online for guidelines and submit entries to the coordinator, Ken Weisner of the English department, at [email protected] or in his mailbox located in the administration building.