Quick Brown Fox
Quick Brown Fox is the literary journal of the Five Colleges. Since its founding in 2010, QBF has been dedicated to publishing the best emerging talent in the Five College undergraduate community. As an organization, the QBF editorial board seeks to bridge the barriers between the colleges and to promote our generation’s voice by providing students with space for writing, discussion, and a collaborative intellectual experience. This year we will continue our well-received open reading series, hosting 2 readings per semester at Hampshire College's Centrum Gallery. At the end of the spring semester we will also host a release party for the publication of our third annual journal.
In keeping with our goal to produce a high-quality publication representative of the diversity of thought within the Five College community, we aim to solicit 120 submissions this year, publishing approximately 20. Submissions undergo several rounds before final review and are selected by editorial board vote. We advertise our submission period using college online newsletters, direct communication with student leaders and professors, social media, our website, and paper flyers. We also use these methods to advertise our events and when the editorial board is accepting applications, since Quick Brown Fox is a closed group and accepts members through an application process.
The QBF editorial board is organized around a flexible staff structure that includes six key roles: Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Layout Editor, Web Editor, Events Coordinator, and Campus Representative (one for each college). Depending on the year, the board may also include additional staff who provide more general support. With the exception of the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor, who are elected from existing staff, we accept new applications for all positions in May of each year, when our application questionnaire becomes available on our website. In our selection process, we aim to create a board that represents all five colleges. We particularly look for candidates who demonstrate responsibility, love of literature, intellectual curiosity, and experience and skills pertaining to individual positions.
More information about editorial boards past and present is available on our website, which also includes links to past issues, information on literary events in the Pioneer Valley, and QBF blog postings: http://qbfquickbrownfox.tumblr.com/.