The Reader is an annual publication of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, mixed media and photography submitted by Hampshire College students. It is the only professional-level publication on Hampshire campus that provides a public/community outlet for student work in these areas. For its editing and layout team, The Reader gives crucial experience necessary to enter the publishing industry. The Reader also familiarizes its contributors with the editorial process at a professional level, and gives them an opportunity to have a readership/viewership they might not otherwise achieve. The Reader is valuable to the Hampshire community because it gives other creative writing and photography students (as well as the community-at-large) a good impression of the scope and quality of student work being done on campus. It helps to form a network of writers and photographers that can provide advice, assistance, and inspiration to those students who have just recently entered the writing and photography programs. The Reader is also useful to Hampshire Admissions in attracting more (and better) writing students; Admissions distributed 100 copies over accepted students day weekend this past year. Finally, The Reader contributes to the Five College community through its distribution to the English departments at Hampshire's partner institutions.
Fractions: a reading of micro writings and showing of small artworks
Thursday, 12/2 at 8pm in The Tavern
We're currently accepting submissions for artwork to be displayed. If you are interested you should email email@example.com by Wednesday, 11/24 to receive forms to fill out. Forms will need to be handed in by Monday, 11/29 to the CLA. Art will be hung on Wednesday, 12/1 by artists under the supervision of TavernArt or The Reader staff. The show will be on Thursday, 12/2.
What are we looking for?
Art that relates to the micro, the small, the tiny. It's wide open for interpretation. Small art! Big art that deals with something small! Art made with small objects! Art done in a small amount of time!
You can make money off of your art!
The Reader is in the midst of our fundraising efforts for this spring's book. If you'd like to sell work, The Reader would greatly appreciate having a percentage of the sale to go toward our publication's budget!
If you'd like to read, writing need not be submitted--only brought to the show on Thursday, 12/2. However, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 11/30 to get on the list. If you'd rather not read, works can be submitted to be printed and displayed at the show. Works to be printed and displayed (and not read) should be emailed to email@example.com no later than Tuesday 11/30.
What are we looking for?
In particular we are interested in microfiction, however work of any genre that deals with smallness is welcome. If you are presenting, we ask that readings take no longer than 10 minutes.
Contribute to this year's book!
Submissions for this year's book will be accepted around the end of February. Stay tuned!