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Frankie Spring : “I know it is not possible to accept every submission the journal receives, but it is important to me that everyone who might possibly be interested in submitting is aware of Analecta’s existence.”


Frankie Spring,
Editor of the 2019 Analecta

Why did you apply to be the editor of Analecta?
My favorite part about a student-run literary journal at the high school or college level is simply that it shows students there are viable ways to publish their work and share it with others. I think this helps fight off the urge for young writers and artists to stop creating because their efforts feel pointless.
I say this because I myself lost my urge to write creatively in my first year of college. I took creative writing classes at the University of Oklahoma, where I started my undergraduate studies, but there were no student-run literary publications or even readings, and I found myself a little lost, not knowing how to share my writing meaningfully with others anymore. Then I transferred to IUSB, and Analecta was like a dream come true! I was published in last year’s issue–the first time my creative writing had been published since high school–and I felt like I was going somewhere with my creative writing again. I want to edit the journal because I think its existence is special, and I want to advertise it as widely as possible to keep other students like me from feeling lost and unsure of how to turn their passions into products to share.

What are you most excited about when you think of editing Analecta this year?
I’m excited to tell as many students as I can that Analecta exists and get as many students to submit as possible. I know it is not possible to accept every submission the journal receives, but it is important to me that everyone who might possibly be interested in submitting is aware of Analecta’s existence. This goes for artists as well as creative writers. The more art submissions we receive, the better! I want each piece of art to be paired particularly well with each piece of creative writing, which is why I will work just as hard for artist submissions as I will for submissions of creative writing.

What kind of background experience do you have with writing, editing, and Analecta?
I have been writing since before I can remember–my mom used to write down fanciful stories I would tell her all the time, even before I could read. I have explored many different genres since then, from fantasy and science fiction to realistic novel and memoir, but my current favorite genre and the genre in which I do most of my writing is poetry. I am majoring in English Writing and my poetry has been published in several online literary journals and zines in the past year. My love for editing literary journals is more recent, but no less passionate. I became one of the editors of my high school’s lit mag in 2014. I really enjoyed both the submissions review process and the design process, because I got to see the pieces my classmates were most proud of and help make these pieces even more appealing and accessible to everyone at school with good design skills. After high school, I started using that design knowledge to self-publish small zines of my own work and the work of other local writers. I enjoy these small projects because they are completely my own, but I am excited for the chance to edit a full-length journal with the help of other writers and editors again.

What ideas do you have in mind for the 2019 issue?
I really like the idea of fostering tight connections between the art and the writing in the journal, and would even love to see pieces that mix art and writing, like comics or graphic poetry. I think of it kind of like the Medieval illuminated manuscript, not in the sense of a particular Medieval art style–though I do love calligraphy and gold leaf–but in the sense that art and writing come together to make stories and poems a more visually stimulating experience for the reader. This way, the part of the journal’s audience that comes for the writing may also be drawn in to examine the art more closely, and the part of Analecta’s audience that just picks up the journal for its art may find a spark of interest in the related pieces of poetry and prose as well.



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Congratulations to the English Department’s
2018 Student Writing Award Winners


Undergraduate Poetry

First Prize:                       Elisa Vanett, “Jackal Dance”

Second Prize:                  Taylor Jump, “Was it Love?”

Honorable Mentions:      Adam Schelle, “Prayer for the Dying”

Frankie Spring, “Odium Terrae”

Kennedy Ward, “Alias”


Undergraduate Prose

First Prize:                       Bri Carmichael, “And So We Shall Fall”

Second Prize:                  Tim Hernly, “Lee Catches a Fish”

Honorable Mention:        Adam Walz, “My Father Said to Me”


Graduate Poetry

First Prize:                        John Leonard, “L’appel Du Vide”

Second Prize:                   John Leonard, “Headstand”


Graduate Prose

First Prize:                       Michael Kouroubetes, “The Tool Box”



First Prize:                       Dylan Lucas, Deadline

Second Prize:                   Pedro Rubio, The Light Circus

Honorable Mention:        Shannon Keyworth, Siren’s Calling

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Thanks to all those who came to the Pub Hub open house last week. What a crowd!

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Comic Artists to Visit IUSB

comic event


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Analecta is now accepting submissions! Our reading period extends from October 28, 2016, to February 1, 2017, for the 2017 issue of Analecta. Please do not send submissions outside of the reading period.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

*Submissions that do not follow the manuscript preparation guidelines will be discarded.

1. Manuscript preparation:  

A. Submissions in writing MUST be sent as a Word-processed manuscript in a single document, 12 point font, Times New Roman. Prose should be double-spaced, but poetry can be single-spaced.
B. The author’s name, student ID number and e-mail address MUST appear on the first page ONLY of each manuscript unless it is a jpeg, in which, the author’s name, student ID number and e-mail address should be in the body of the email.
C. Please use IUSB email address
D. Manuscripts MUST be submitted as an attachment and not within the body of the e-mail.

2. Students should retain original copies of their work. Manuscripts are not returned.

3. Send all submissions to Jon Adams at iusbanalecta@gmail.com 

4. Please use Analecta Submission, as the e-mail subject/title header.

Genre Rules

  • Poetry: 1 to 3 poems, maximum of 6 pages
  • Short Fiction: 1 story, or up to 3 flash stories; maximum of 3,000 words.*
  • Drama: 1 one-act or excerpt of full-length play or screenplay (no musicals); maximum of 20 pages*
  • Non-fiction Prose: 1 work of non-fiction, maximum of 3,000 words*
  • Visual Art: 3-7 maximum.
  • Comics: 3-7 standalone comics, or 1 complete strip*
  • *Works accepted may be excerpted.

*Any manuscripts submitted are automatically considered by the staff of Analecta, IU South Bend’s student-edited and student-written inter-arts magazine, for publication in its annual spring issue as well as the English Department’s Student Writing Awards.

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Jeanette Winterson ON ART:

Art can make a difference because it pulls people up short. It says, don’t accept things for their face value; you don’t have to go along with any of this; you can think for yourself. It gives you a kind of self-reliance. We all feel powerless and we can’t really manage to do anything because there’s just so much. I want to try and cut through those feelings of apathy and powerlessness and be a kind of rallying point, offer a rallying cry, to people who would otherwise feel dispossessed.

Jeanette Winterson ON LANGUAGE:

For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.

Read the rest of this awesome interview at: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/07/21/jeanette-winterson-elinor-wachtel-interview/


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Tonight at 7! Friday April 22

griffith flyer

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