Wetlands Magazine and our ferocious new staff have hit the ground running this fall semester! We want to share with you what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and how you can be involved and get wetter than ever this fall. Here are some of the questions we’ve been asked, answered by our lovely editors.
What is Wetlands doing this fall?:
1. Creating a short fall publication divided into two sections. Section I is a community based debrief of our “Virgin Volume,” including letters to and from the editors, and comments we’ve collected from students, faculty and staff about individual pieces and the magazine as a whole. Section II is a staff-driven examination of three major cultural issues impacting the campus community:
A. Reproductive justice
B. Rape culture on and off-campus
C. Marriage equality
2. Holding community events. We will be engaging with the campus community on a more personal level this semester. This engagement will involve group discussions of the “Virgin Volume,” art curations, film screenings, open mic nights, partnerships with campus organizations, discussions and lectures featuring professors, community figures, and more.
4. Blogging. Wetlands will be updating our blog several times a week with original articles written by our staff. Bookmark us: wetlandsmagazine.wordpress.com
Why isn’t Wetlands publishing a full issue this semester?:
This semester we want to take time to digest and appreciate opinions about last spring’s “Virgin Volume,” and work toward making our Spring 2013 issue the best it can be. In preparation for our second full issue, set for print this spring, we’re taking it slow, taking it in, and trying to become an even stronger, more open, and more inclusive publication.
Can I still submit to the fall issue?:
For this fall’s issue, you can either submit art for our Fall Cover Art Contest or write a letter to our editors. We welcome letters explaining what you think we can do to improve the upcoming spring issue or what you liked in the Virgin Volume. Letters to the editors may be published in our fall issue. You can also submit pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for selection for the spring issue.
Are there other ways I can get involved with Wetlands this semester?:
Read our blog, come to our events, send us your own event suggestions, submit pieces for the spring, join our email list, come by our table in the SUB – the possibilities are endless!
Most importantly: submit artwork for our Fall Publication Cover Art Contest (deadline October 19th), write a letter to the editors voicing your opinion about the “Virgin Volume,” and look for our fall issue coming in late November!
We hope to see you around campus, spreading our blog posts around the internet, coming to our events, and submitting your art and letters over the next few weeks!
Love, Sex, and Magic,
Anya, Ryan, Tosia, Soraya,
and the rest of the Wetlands Staff