The theme of this year’s journal is: “Connecting the [spaces]: A Late Night Conversation.” Our desire for this edition of [spaces] is that it would engage the stories and moments that we share in our late night conversations. We want you to hear from you because only you can tell your story. Submissions must be original works never before published and not submitted to any other literary publication.
Email all your submissions to email@example.com
This year we are excited to announce a new team for Volume 8 of the [spaces] literary journal. As Editor-in-Chief, Hanna Waswa will be leading this years team. Hanna is a fourth-year English and Communications double-major with an active presence in both departments. She continues to ambitiously balance these commitments by also simultaneously holding the position of Chief Copy Editor with the award-winning collegiate newspaper Mars’ Hill. Waswa’s writing is as equally as formidable as her academic involvement, having already been published in both [spaces] and Mars’ Hill—not to mention her ambitious participation in the notoriously gruelling National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
Building on last year’s internal management strategy, this year’s team will include the newly developed position of Development Coordinator, in continuing with the ultimate goal of making [spaces] a completely self-sustaining publication. In addition to collecting, vetting, and publishing the very best of Trinity Western University’s literary and visual art, Waswa and her staff will continue the strategic push to further promote [spaces] both on and off campus. Of course, this will include the popular [spaces] release party.
What began as a simple fundraising strategy years ago has now evolved into an annual tradition, drawing students, alumni, staff, and many local residents also included in the TWU community. Last year featured a variety of delicious home-baked goods, a silent auction of some of the actual art pieces featured in the journal, live music (including an impromptu dance party), a raffle, and live readings from several [spaces] authors. Last year also saw record sales of the journal, with only a handful of Volume 7 copies still available at the TWU Bookstore.
Each year [spaces] continues to gather momentum, hinting that this year’s Volume 8 release is sure to be a roaring success. We’re very excited to see what Waswa and her team have in store for the year. Click here for a full list of the new [spaces] staff!