Thank you to everyone who submitted creative work to the Traveler for this academic year. We are honored and grateful for your participation in our literary contest. The contest is closed for now, but it will reopen again in Fall 2023.
Without further ado, here are the literary selections for this year’s Traveler:
1st Place: The Dreamer, by Ben Bruce
2nd Place: 8 Minutes and 20 Seconds, by Jack Nichols
3rd Place: Bioluminescent Walks After Dark, by Joselyn Lopez
Honorable Mention: Front Doors, by Jessie Kurak
Honorable Mention: Beer Run, by Patrick McCarthy
1st Place: The Tallest Grass, by Lilli Titus
2nd Place: Lucky Fish, by Jessie Kurak
3rd Place: Problems as a Straight Woman, by Lilli Titus
Honorable Mention: First Drink, by Patrick McCarthy
1st Place: A Love Song to Tomatoes, by Carol Powell
2nd Place: Room for Dessert, by Jessie Kurak
3rd Place: Stone Fires, by Brianna Lucio
Honorable Mention: Carousel, by Jessie Kurak
Honorable Mention: The Storm, by Hailey Wyman
1st Place: The Gas Station, by Catherine Cubillas
2nd Place: Bunny Island, by Constantine Dino Cotton
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 everyonewho 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
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.
After two months of reading and deliberation, we are ready to announce the selections for Issue #53 of the Traveler, GCC’s Arts & Literary Magazine. Thank you to our student and community readers, and to our faculty judges. Thank you to everyone who submitted their creative work and who made these selections so difficult.With over 100 submissions, the process was highly competitive. We hope that those who were not selected this time around will submit again when he Traveler reopens for submissions in Fall.
The authors and stories listed below will be published in the new issue, due out in April 2020. We will also have a celebratory reading on March 18th, open to the public, where the authors can read their winning work.
1st Place: “Symbology” by Malka Daskal
2nd Place: “Alone” by Shannon Fernando
3rd Place: “Antimatter” by Malka Daskal
Honorable Mention: “Heart of Ice” by Dawn Gibbs
1st Place: “Length of a Moment” by Taylor Boucher
2nd Place: “The Third Generation” by Malka Daskal
3rd Place: “A Tuesday Morning Apocalypse” by Taylor Boucher
Honorable Mention: “Worthless” by Dawn Gibbs
1st Place: “A Decade of Yesterdays” by Bette Griffen
The Traveler, GCC’s Arts & Literary Magazine, is now open for submissions! We accept original works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama from registered GCC students. To submit, head here: Submissions Page.
We are just a few days away from our Humorous Poetry Contest and our celebratory reading for the 2018-2019 Traveler winners. A few of our literary winners from this year’s Traveler will lead off the night, sharing their winning work. Afterwards, participants in the Humorous Poetry Contest will read/perform their funniest, most creative poetry, making us laugh and smile and snort.
Come to compete, come to listen, come to support this great opportunity for the GCC writing community!
What: Humorous Poetry Contest (The Randy Smith Award for Humorous Poetry)
When: Wednesday, March 6th from 7 to 9PM
Where: GCC Main Campus, in SU-104 (A, B, C)
Why: First place wins $100
This event is free and open to the public, but contest participants must be GCC students. We do not restrict the subjects of creative works.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the literary selections for the 2018-2019 issue of Traveler, GCC’s Arts & Literary Magazine. From roughly 100 submissions, the following pieces have been selected for publication:
First Place: Charlie Bickel for “Creosote”
Second Place: Jordan Johnson for “Free Tea Day”
Third Place: Persephone Pilibossian for “The Price of Fitness”
First Place: Malka Daskal for “Princes in All the Earth”
Second Place: Mindee Bahr for “Without Child”
Third Place: Raushan Mateen for “The Library of Peace”
Honorable Mention: Dawn Gibbs for “Hatching Day”
Honorable Mention: Lynne MacVean for “Memorette Gum”
First Place: Persephone Pilibossian for “Reaching”
Second Place: Persephone Pilibossian for “What is Due”
Third Place: Jordan Johnson for “Mile Marker Eleven”
Honorable Mention: Cynthia Herda for “Got Faith?”
Honorable Mention: Cynthia Herda for “Imagine the Wind”
Our student staff, judges, and coordinator would like to express what an honor it has been to read all of the submissions. For those that were not selected for publication this time, please know that we value the opportunity to review your work, and we hope you will submit again for our next issue. Submissions will open up once more in Fall 2019.
We hope everyone joins Traveler staff and our literary selections for a celebratory reading on March 6th, from 7 to 9PM in SU-104 (GCC Main). Our student writers will read from their winning work. Also that night we will be holding a competition for our Randy Smith Award in Humorous Poetry (read more about that here). Between our Traveler readers and our humorous poetry competitors, we hope to have a fun and rewarding celebration of the creativity here at Glendale Community College.
The 2018-2019 issue will be available in print later this Spring. Thank you to all who submitted, and congratulations, once more, to our winners.