The Traveler, GCC’s Arts & Literary Magazine, is now accepting submissions for the 2022-2023 issue! We accept short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and scripts/plays. View the full submission guidelines and submit right here on the GCCAZCRW blog.
After extensive review of nearly 100 submissions, we are happy to announce the selections for our Traveler: Arts & Literary Magazine. Congratulations to our selected authors, and thank you to everyone who submitted. We are honored to read your work, and we hope that you will continue to submit your creations to Traveler during your time at GCC. Thank you, as well, to our student readers and our faculty and community judges. We could not do this without you!
- 1st Place: Half Life, by Carol Powell
- 2nd Place: Cuyahoga Cuspidor Company, by Peter Faur
- 3rd Place: I’m Afraid, by Jack Nichols
- Honorable Mention: Call Me Bathysklera, by Francis Wiget
- Honorable Mention: You Get What You Pay For, by Francis Wiget
- 1st Place: Paper Jungle, by Angela Lilu
- 2nd Place: God Loves Ugly, by Chuck Wan
- 3rd Place: The Lynx Lake Trail, by Joselyn Maria Lopez
- 1st Place: Fury, by Abbigayle McCall
- 2nd Place: The Lonely Trees, by Joselyn Maria Lopez
- 3rd Place: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, by Abbigayle McCall
- Honorable Mention: Enochs, by Payton Sparks
- Honorable Mention: A Box of Memories, by Joselyn Maria Lopez
- 1st Place: A Primer on Kimmerian Witchcraft, by Francis Wiget
- 2nd Place: Shadow Valley, by Sterling O’Ray
The deadline to submit your creative work to The Traveler, GCC’s Arts & Literary Journal, is quickly approaching. Submit your stories, poems, creative essays, and plays by Sunday, December 5th to be considered for publication.
- You can submit directly on our website here.
- If you have any trouble with the form, you can email your submissions directly to email@example.com.
- You can submit up to 5 poems, 3 short stories, 3 creative essays, and 3 plays/scripts per year.
- Your submission documents should not list your name anywhere, so be sure to scrub it from headers and bylines.
- Submitting to the Traveler won’t interfere with your Artists of Promise submissions or future plans to publish your work at national journals with larger circulation.
Today (11/24) is the deadline for Maricopa’s Artists of Promise writing contest. If you are an active student in any of the Maricopa Community College District’s schools, such as GCC, you are eligible to enter. You can submit one entry in each of the following categories: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and one-act play/drama. If you have questions, or trouble submitting, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
For full submission rules, and to submit your work, head here: Artists of Promise Submissions
The clock is ticking!
The deadline for Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Story & Poetry Contest is coming up soon! Due by midnight on November 19th, the writing contest is eligible to ‘all writer, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old.’ Potential awards include $1500 for first prize, $750 for second prize, $300 for third prize, and $100 for ten different finalists.
For all you young people not yet overtaken by wrinkles, joint pain, and the cynicism of age, get cracking and get submitting!
Submit Here: SUBMISSIONS
2021-22 Artists of Promise: Creative Writing Competition
Each year, the Maricopa Community Colleges sponsor a districtwide competition to encourage and recognize student achievement in the following categories:
- One Act-Play/Script
Winning students will receive cash awards, be published in Maricopa’s literary magazine, Passages, and be recognized at the virtual Artists of Promise Event during the Spring of 2022.
Also, the first-place winners in each category will be submitted by the district to then compete at the National Level in the League of Innovation in the Community Colleges Creative Writing Competition.
For competition rules, eligibility requirements, the submission and judging process please go to https://www.maricopa.edu/creative-writing
Winners will be notified in early February 2022 by the Maricopa Center for Learning & Innovation (MCLI).
First-place work in each category will be recognized at the Virtual Artists of Promise performance scheduled for Spring 2022.
All awards will be issued via student accounts in SIS shortly after the Artists of Promise gala.
- $300 for first place
- $200 for second place
- $100 for third place
Additionally, First Place winners will be entered in the League for Innovation in the Community College’s National Student Literary Competition and be required to complete League application materials, which will be provided by the MCLI.
Application Close Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
We are once again pleased to announce that submissions are OPEN for Traveler, GCC’s Arts & Literary Magazine. You can submit directly on this site by heading here: Submissions
Interested in working on the literary staff this year, or have other questions related to Traveler? Contact email@example.com
As many of you have already heard, GCC and the Maricopa County Community Colleges District have taken steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19. These steps include the extension of spring break for students by one week, and the implementation of distance/online learning for our classes thereafter. If you are a student at GCC or another college within the district, please check your student email for official communication from the district.
As you might expect, then, we are cancelling/postponing all of our creative writing events for the foreseeable future. That includes:
- The Humorous Poetry Contest & Traveler Celebratory Reading, currently scheduled for March 18th, has been postponed indefinitely.
- Our student Writing Club will not meet. Use the Discord channel if you would like to stay in touch with each other and share work.
- Our Saturday Workshop planned for March 21st has been cancelled. The April workshop is still TBD.
Details about rescheduling postponed events will be provided once they are available. If you have any questions about creative writing events at GCC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring is near, and soon it will once again be time to be funny and make money. On March 18th, from 6PM to 8PM, students can compete for not one, but two awards for humorous poetry. First place in the Randy Smith Award will earn $100 and second place will earn $50.
As with last year, if you would like to participate, bring an original poem, read/perform it in front of our live and supportive audience, laugh at the hilarity of your peers, and possibly take home some extra cash. Participants will be afforded three minutes to read their work, and they must be registered GCC students. See the flyer below and direct any questions to email@example.com.