Deadline nears for fall issue ‘Luna Negra’ submissions

Abby Fisher

Calling all artists and writers: Steve Schirra wants you.

The senior English major and editor of Luna Negra is accepting submissions for the fall issue of the literature and arts magazine.

Luna Negra is accepting poetry, short stories, flash fiction, photography and art until Sept. 30, Schirra said. There is no cost to submit, and anyone is welcome to submit his or her work for consideration.

“Students shouldn’t have to pay to have their work published,” he said.

Karen Kastner, Luna Negra adviser and assistant professor of journalism, said having work published in the magazine is a good resume builder.

“It’s a good place to start,” she said, “especially if you’re thinking about grad school.”

This year, Schirra said the magazine plans to publish a lot of “up and coming writers.”

“We have a couple who have been nominated for a Pushcart Award,” he said. “There’s also Tao Lin, who has three books coming out soon.”

Schirra said the magazine will be filled with modern works.

“You won’t find poetry about nature,” he said. “We publish things that students like to read.”

Luna Negra will also host podcasts of authors reading their stories on its Web site.

Schirra and the other Luna Negra editors will be reading and selecting work up until the deadline. Submissions may be dropped off in 101 Taylor Hall. The Fall 2006 issue of Luna Negra will be available to students for free in late November.

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