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Get involved with MU’s literar y magazine The George Street Carnival

Cat Ardes
Staff Writer

Do you have a creative side that you want people to finally see? Maybe you have written poems, short stories or have created art work in your own time but were never sure how to go about having them published. Well, George Street Carnival can help you with just that!
George Street Carnival is Millersville’s very own literary and visual arts journal. It is published every spring and distributed for free on campus thanks to faculty and students who put it together. The journal contains the submitted works of students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Submissions for the Spring 2013 book open on Friday October 5, 2012 and ends on Friday December 7, 2012. All submissions must be sent electronically and can be sent to georgestreetsubmissions@gmail.com. If you are sending poems or short stories, make sure to attach it as a .doc or .docx file, for any visual art submissions make sure it is a .jpeg file and be sure to include the category (poetry, prose, or visual art) and your name in the subject line of the email.
Each person can submit up to 3 prose pieces which includes Short Stories, Non-Fiction, and Drama and should be no longer than 3,000 words. Members of the George Street Carnival will be evaluating on the following criteria: Technical elements, Impact, Voice, Diction, Originality and the Formal elements: Setting, Plot, Characterization, and Theme.
As for poems, each person can submit up to 7 pieces and should be no longer than 2 pages for each. Each poem will be evaluated on the following criteria: Originality, Imagery, Diction, Arrangement, and  Emotive Value.
Take a look at last Spring’s book and see what George Street Carnival puts together. You can still find a few books around campus, usually in the lobby’s of each academic building. All in all, George Street Carnival wants you to have fun with your work! Find inspiration for your pieces and create something you are not only proud of but want to show it off to other creative writers.