By Haley Bianco
This year marks the tenth year for Shoofly Magazine. Differing from other literary publications on campus, Shoofly showcases drama, fiction and poetry pieces over 100 pages. Each spring, Shoofly publishes one magazine for the academic year.
This year, the 2014 edition becomes available at the launch on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the President’s Room in MSU 215. The selection process began in November. Seventy-one poetry pieces, 53 fiction pieces and one drama piece were submitted for review. The Shoofly team of readers narrowed down the selections in order to fit the best pieces in the magazine. Any student can submit up to three submissions, one of any length and two less than 2,500 words.
The 2014 Shoofly team consisted of 36 students and two faculty advisors, Professors Voccola and Hines. Student members participated in teams for reading, editing, layout creating, corresponding and advertising.
At the magazine launch on May 1, students will read their published pieces aloud. “A lot of writers just put it down on paper,” said Clint Barger, a managing editor for Shoofly. “When it comes to showing their work, writers tend to be very reclusive, but I think a writer can learn a great deal by reading what they wrote out loud to an audience.”
The event is open to everyone and there will be refreshments. Copies of Shoofly will be at the launch and in Lytle Hall and the Rohrbach Library, but copies are limited. Shoofly accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Guidelines can be found in Lytle Hall or on KUnited.