Calaveras Station is the literary journal for Sacramento State, where selected student writings are published in the areas of short fiction, creative nonfiction, critical analysis, and poetry.
Calaveras Station Literary Journal provides publication opportunities for all currently enrolled students writing short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and memoir.
Students work as editors and are involved in soliciting and evaluating submissions for possible publication.
Calaveras Station Literary Journal is published annually, and is presented to the public at a release party at which time published students read their works.
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CSUS Special Collections
University Archives in the Library
6000 J Street, Sacramento,
Join us at the Special Collections & University Archives in the Library for featured faculty and student readers followed by an open mic. These events are open to all students. All readings and open mics are on Tuesdays at 3:00-4:00 pm on the dates above.
Copies of the Calaveras Station Arts & Literary Journal will be available to purchase. Cash, debit, and credit are accepted. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns: email@example.com Check out our Facebook page for more information
Original art (paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, etc.) for publication in the Spring 2019 issue of the annual Calaveras Station Arts & Literary Journal. Students may submit in multiple genres and can submit multiple pieces in the same genre.
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Please email your previously unpublished Fiction, Poetry, Critical Analysis, Creative Non-Fiction, and Art/Photography submissions as a .doc, .docx, or .jpeg (for art/photographs) attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
The attachment should NOT have the author’s name or information anywhere in it, just the title(s). If making multiple submissions, you may either send them individually or in the same attachment. In the subject line, please write “CSLJ Submission” and the category. In the body of the email, please include the following information:
FICTION (3500 words or less)
CRITICAL ANALYSIS (3500 words or less)
CREATIVE NON-FICTION (3500 words or less)
ART/PHOTOGRAPHY - Attach submissions in .jpg format. (Do not send a link to a Google Drive account or something similar. The submissions must be attached to the e-mail.)
Multiple submissions an every category are acceptible. All pieces must be labeled by title only (no author names).
One e-mail per genre with the genre included in the subject field.
Who: Any currently enrolled CSUS student (undergraduate and
When: Submission deadline is Friday, November 9th, 2018.
Yes, but you must be a currently enrolled CSUS student to apply.
Section editors are responsible for reviewing and editing all work in their designated section, communicating with contributors in their section, promoting the journal and its events, and attending meetings. You must be enrolled at CSUS during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.
Meetings: We meet every other week during the Fall semester until after the Call for Submissions due date (November 9 th ), then we meet every week until the end of the Fall semester. All section editing must be finalized by the end of the Winter Break. In the Spring semester, we will have a group meeting at the beginning of the semester, then each section will meet with the graphic designer once, then everyone will meet one more time for the final review of the journal before it goes to print. Editors are required to attend these meetings.
If you are interested, email us at email@example.com by Friday, October 12 th with the following information:
1. Your name and email address.
2. Your academic standing.
3. A brief bio about yourself and why you would like to apply.
4. A piece of writing from the same section you are applying for that represents your best work. (i.e. creative nonfiction)
5. A list of relevant classes (i.e. creative writing, literature, publication, etc.)
6. A statement that reflects your literary aesthetic (which authors, genres, titles you value and are most inspired by.)
7. A statement on what a literary and arts journal means to you and what you would like to change or continue with the journal.
We will be holding workshops for the submissions in the early part of February, so please do not expect a response any sooner than the end of February.
Everyone who submits will receive an email indicating whether their submissions have been accepted or not.
A Final Note:
All of the editors are writers/artists as well, and all of us have had our submissions rejected at one time or another. If you love to write, send us something! If you have a story to tell, send us something! If you think you’re the best photographer on campus, send us something! Our goal is to have to pull our hair out because we are inundated with submissions. No writer got where they did without submitting, and what a better place to start than your own university’s literary journal? So submit! We look forward to reading your work!
Poetry & Fiction
Non-Fiction & Essays
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Hurry Up! Submission deadline is Friday, November 9 th , 2018.
* Because we are a literary journal, we do expect that submissions hold literary merit.
We'd love to hear any comments or suggestions you have. Let us know what kind of job we are doing!
For any and all questions regarding Calaveras Station and submissions, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819