Last Call(s) for Submissions!

Quick reminders with no funny business:

Later this week (Friday, December 2nd) is the final opportunity to submit your work to GCC’s Traveler Writing Competition. Submit right here on the GCCAZCRW blog: https://gccazcrw.com/traveler/submissions/

(This deadline has passed.) Monday, November 28th is the final day to submit your work to Maricopa’s District Writing Competition. Head here for guidelines and submission forms: http://bit.ly/2g4v7rL

 

District Writing Competition Extended to Nov. 28th

In an effort to give writers more time to revise and submit their work, the District Writing Competition has extended its submission deadline to November 28th. This is a ten-day extension. For more information about submission guidelines, and to submit your work directly, please follow this link: https://mcli.maricopa.edu/district-programming/district-fine-arts-program/creative-writing

Now, those of us at The Traveler don’t want to act all superior here, claiming that the District is a bunch of copycats and pointing out how we extended our deadline first, but, well, we did. The power of The Traveler is far greater, it seems, than anyone ever knew.

So, for those keeping score:

  • The deadline for the District Writing Competition is now November 28th.
  • The deadline for GCC’s Traveler contest is now December 2nd.

Email Jeff Baker at jeffrey.baker@gccaz.edu if you have any questions or fashion tips.

District Writing Competition is Live!

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Science Fact: 2 > 1

What’s better than one writing competition? Two writing competitions!

What’s better than two writing competitions? Three writing competitions! OK, you’re technically right. Three is better than two, but now you’re just being greedy. You’re going to live with two, and you’re going to like it. Or, you’re going to pretend you like it. When we walk past each other in the halls, share a table an an Open Mic, sit next to one another at a Saturday Morning Workshop, you’re going to smile and remark, “Yes, GCCAZCRW Blog, I do like two writing competitions. Also, that is a very long acronym, and it doesn’t particularly roll off the tongue. I sure hope there are snow cones here.”

And so it goes in civilized society.

Meanwhile, you’re going to submit your brilliant, creative, original work not only to The Traveler, but also to MCCCD’s District Writing Competition. Submission guidelines, eligibility rules, and instructions for the submission process can be found here: https://mcli.maricopa.edu/district-programming/district-fine-arts-program/creative-writing

The deadline for the district’s competition is eerily similar to the deadline for the Traveler, as if, perhaps, the two entities are colluding in some fashion. A joining, you might say. A convergence. That deadline is November 18th, 2016.

Any additional questions should be directed to Jeff Baker at jeffrey.baker@gccaz.edu.

District Writing Competition Winners!

This week, the winners of MCCCD’s writing competitions were announced, and GCC is proud to see that four GCC students have been selected by the the judges. We are also thrilled that there is such a healthy crop of writers across the district, and we want to offer special congratulations to GCC’s own:

  • Phillip Boddy Jr. for winning 1st Place in the Essay category!
  • Eric Bond for winning 1st Place in One-Act Plays/Scripts!
  • Raymond Nokes for winning 2nd Place in Fiction!
  • Jamie Lee Heath for winning 3rd Place in Fiction!

We hope to see an even greater GCC presence with these awards next year. For a full list of winners, see below.


Essay:

  • Phillip Boddy Jr., GCC, “Our Summer of Love with the Goddess”, 1st Place*
  • Amanda Burns, SMCC, “The Frozen Chosen”, 2nd Place
  • William Alewyn, MCC, “Lucy’s Nick”, 3rd Place
  • Stephen Byrd, CGCC, “The Smell of Freedom”, Honorable Mention

Fiction:

  • William Alewyn, MCC, “And in Purgatory”, 1st Place*
  • Raymond Nokes, GCC, “New Home”, 2nd Place
  • Jamie Lee Heath, GCC, “Fag Country”, 3rd Place
  • Spencer Litman, PVCC, “The Monster”, Honorable Mention
  • Chaudhry Vidhushi, SCC, “The Shawl Seller”, Honorable Mention
  • James Wright, PC, “Ironic, Ain’t It”, Honorable Mention
  • John Chakravarty, PC, “Brake Lights”, Honorable Mention

Poetry:

  • Valerie Neal, MCC, “Carousel Transitioning into Stage Three”, 1st Place*
  • Matthew Hoober, SCC, “Perigee”,  2nd Place
  • William Pluchel, SCC, “The Rattle”, 3rd Place
  • Howard Gershkowitz, MCC, “A Survivor’s Story.  A Railcar’s Introduction”, Honorable Mention
  • Kylyn McCarty, MCC, “On the Third Street”, Honorable Mention
  • Joy Bickman, MCC, “Hid in a Soft-Sided Suitcase”, Honorable Mention
  • Charlotte Coburn, MCC, “Relative Distance”, Honorable Mention

One Act-Play/Script:

  • Eric Bond, GCC, “Potted Plants”, 1st Place*
  • Caleb Asay, MCC, “A Moment of Clarity”, 2nd Place
  • Ariel Tomb, RSC, “Before You Go”, 3rd Place

 

 

Last Day to Submit to CRW Competitions!

Traveler Train 2015

Today, December 4th, is the FINAL DAY to submit your creative work to The Traveler and the district’s Creative Writing Competition deadline!

You have until 10:59PM to submit your poems, stories, scripts, and creative essays. Winning entries from the district competition go onto the national competition hosted by the League of Innovation. At both levels, the winning students will win cash awards and be published. At the district level, we publish a very nice paperback book of all first through third place entries. Chosen entries from The Traveler submissions will be published in our next issue, set to go into production in the spring.

MCCCD Competition 2015

Things to Know:

  • Requirements and submissions page for The Traveler can be found here: www.gccaz.edu/traveler-entry
  • Requirements and submissions page for the district competition can be found here: https://mcli.maricopa.edu/arts/creative-writing
  • The district creative writing competition awards $300 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place.
  • For submitting to The Traveler, you must have an active GCC email account. It is required by the submission page.
  • For submitting to the district competition, you must be an active student in the district, and you must create a CaFE account to submit your entries. Instructions for creating this account can be found at the submission page.
  • Both competitions require you to submit your work electronically. There are no physical submissions.
  • You are allowed to submit to both competitions at the same time. So, if you are submitting a short story, for example, you can submit it to both The Traveler and the district competition. Do not be shy.