CALYX Press is looking for poets
Lois Prize Post Card

Diverse, emerging poets from a variety of different backgrounds and demographics are being sought out by CALYX Press. They will be accepting submissions for their 15th Annual Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize from now until June 30. The winner will receive a $300 cash prize and publication in CALYX Journal v. 29:3, Winter 2017. Three runners-up will also receive a subscription to CALYX and publication on their website. This contest is open to any theme or subject and you may submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems (no more than 6 total pages). They will accept both online and hard copy submissions with a $15 reading fee. For full guidelines and information, make sure to check out their website.



The Moth Magazine

The Moth is currently looking for work for adults for their Short Story Prize! Submit an unpublished short story of any theme or subject that is up to 6,000 words by June 30 to be considered for this award. The 3 winners will have their stories appear in the autumn edition of The Moth. You can enter and look at further guidelines on their website. If writing for adults is not really your cup of tea, maybe consider sending in a short story for the Caterpillar Story for Children Prize! A children’s unpublished 1,500 word short story is all you need to send in my September 30.  That’s easy enough right? This story should be geared towards children ages 7-11 and there is a monetary prize involved as well as a retreat to Ireland for the 1st prize winner. The winning 3 stories will also appear in the winter edition of The Caterpillar.

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scanSCAD Atlanta student media had another award-winning year. Not only did numerous writers, illustrators and photographers win individual awards, but SCAD Atlanta Student Radio, SCAN Magazine, and The Connector also won awards.

President Wallace discussed these accolades in her latest email to the SCAD Family:

“The results from the 2016 Society for Collegiate Journalists‘ national competition are officially in: A triad of SCAD Atlanta student publications are tops! According to SCJ — the oldest organization for collegiate journalism — SCAD Atlanta Radio, SCAN Magazine, and The Connector surpassed entries from more than 100 eligible chapters across the United States to win first place in Internet Radio and Broadcast Overall Excellence, Magazine Overall Excellence, and Online News Website Overall Excellence, respectively. The judges were highly complimentary of our students and commended SCAN Magazine in these words: ‘A great magazine needs collaboration. The writing, images, design, layout, and the overall style should all come together to create a certain experience for the reader. That is what a magazine with overall excellence needs. That is SCAN Magazine.’ SCAD students truly are newsmakers — in every sense of the word.”

Want to get involved in SCAD Atlanta’s award-winning student media? Stop by the next staff meeting at the Spring House computer lab on Friday, May 27 at 11 a.m. or email for more information.

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downloadOn Wednesday May 18 the Book Lady will be holding a paperback release party for Professor Harrison Scott Key’s newest book, The World’s Largest Man. This event will start at 6:30 and will be hosted by Seersucker. The host of the event will be Zach Powers accompanied by music done by Brian Dean. Come check it out if you get the chance! This book has received some excellent reviews and it is bound to be a great time. And, if that’s not enough to get you in the door, there will also be a bar!

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Underdogs hc cGrab a seat at the acclaimed Ivy Hall Writers Series to hear Atlanta-based nonfiction author Melissa Fay Greene discuss her upcoming book, “The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love,” to be released May 2016.

Written with characteristic insight, humanity, humor and irrepressible joy, this true story of Karen Shirk and the trials she faced to secure a service dog profoundly explores our attachment to dogs, what constitutes a productive life and what we can accomplish with unconditional love.

The Ivy Hall Writers Series brings acclaimed authors, bloggers, editors, journalists and writers of all kinds to discuss their work and share insight with SCAD Atlanta writing students.

Greene, a two time National Book Award nominee, will speak at SCADShow on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a book signing.


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GradSalon-eLearning-mobile_20_JadeThis Thursday, May 12th, eLearning and Graduate Studies will be hosting an e.Grad.Salon at 7pm EST via SCAD Connect. You can attend live here: (you can log in with your NetID and password or enter the online meeting room as a guest).

Grad.Salon is an interdisciplinary event designed to give graduate students a venue to showcase thesis research or final projects for audience feedback. Come see what our talented eLearning grads are working on and make connections from around the SCAD community.

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SCAD is holding its annual Bee Market May 18 from 4-8 PM at Arnold Hall. This is an opportunity for SCAD’s artists to get together from various different majors and disciplines and show off their work. At this event, you can purchase works from students, alumni, and faculty members; network with your classmates; view live demonstrations and indulge in delicious local food.  This is a student organized, nonprofit event that wishes to form a community within the different artistic fields found around the SCAD Savannah area. This event will be free and open to the public, so make sure to bring your friends and family! You can check out their GoFundMe page for some more information about their mission.

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Three great events taking place at the ACA Library at SCAD Atlanta.

May 12 // Break the Stereotype!
Thursday, 11:00am-1:00pm, ACA Library, Room 413

  • This workshop will engage you in the process of developing exciting, authentic characters for a storytelling medium of your choice. Learn how research and reflection can help you avoid stereotypes and appropriation in your characters and why this matters. Each student will contribute to a collaborative zine that will be printed as part of the workshop. Registration is required; to save your spot, email

May 12 // 9th Annual Artists’ Book Symposium and Student Competition
Thursday, 2:00-5:00pm, ACA Library & Trois Gallery

  • Join students, artists, and faculty at SCAD- Atlanta for a day devoted to artists’ books, zines, and everything in between. Student artist book and zine submissions will be due May 6th, 2016; submission forms are available online or in the library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register:

May 17 // Paws in the Library: Therapy Animals!
Tuesday, 1:00-3:00pm, ACA Library, near Trois Gallery

  • Feeling stressed?  Take a break and stop by ACA Library to play with certified therapy animals!  Petting dogs, cats, and bunnies can lower feelings of stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, and improve your sense of confidence and well-being. Don’t miss this chance to chill out with these cute and calming furry friends! Registration is not required and FYE passport stamps will be given. For more information, e-mail

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Friday May 13, the Writer’s Studio at the Savannah Campus is hosting a World Building Workshop! This workshop will focus on the essentials of building fictional worlds in science fiction, fantasy, and other “imaginative” genres. The workshop will take place in room 220 at the Jen Library and will start at 1:00 pm. If you have any questions about this event, you should feel free to email the writer’s studio at write(at)scad(dot)edu. This is an especially great event to go to for writers who enjoy the idea of writing about a world other than our own.

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Catch this prIvy-Hall-lecture-Virginia-Heffernanesentation with Virginia Heffernan for a unique look at how the Internet’s true cultural and societal impact often eludes us even with today’s technological growth.

Heffernan’s adept writing and singular ideas make her a sought-after speaker on how to leverage the Internet’s intrinsic capabilities for cultural, political and professional purposes. With journalism experience at Harper’s, The New York Times and Slate, she releases her latest book, “Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art” in June 2016.

Heffernan will speak at SCAD Atlanta’s Ivy Hall on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30. This event, presented by the Ivy Hall Writers Series, is free and open to SCAD Card holders.

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Graduate writing student Scott Russell will join the Paste staff in June as their full time news editor.  He is currently interning at Paste and has been doing a lot of writing.

Graduate writing student Joanna Kauffmann is interning at Atlanta Food Walks. As part of this internship, Joanna traveled to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic and published several articles including “Around the World: Eating in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.”

Graduate writing student Tonesa Jones received a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for her opinions columns published in The Connector, SCAD Atlanta’s student newspaper.

Graduate writing student Carmen Lehtimaki is interning at The Center for Puppetry Arts.

Graduate writing student Manseen Logan is interning at the Liberian Consulate.

After meeting Ashley C. Ford during her visit to SCAD Atlanta, undergraduate writing student Emme Raus published “6 Things I Learned from Ashley C. Ford” on Her Campus.

Undergraduate writing student Kate Betts is interning at the Wren’s Nest.

Undergraduate writing student DeMyah Jackson is interning at the Urban Realist.



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