The best of Eckerd writing and art since 1966
Eckerd College saw its first literary magazine, Incite, published in 1966. Since that time, almost everything about that publication has changed several times over; from the title to the page size to the editorial tastes, from the funding and scope to the print run, our magazine has led many lives. But one thing has remained constant: students’ commitment to publishing the best literature and art from Eckerd College.
If you are curious about the arts at Eckerd College, our annual journal is likely the best place to start exploring our community of writers and artists. As students, we know that the work in our pages represents not just the individual talent at Eckerd but also the collaborative spirit of our artistic endeavors. Workshops and intense discussions late into the morning, the tight bond of artists sharing studio space, and the free critique of colleagues’ work: these are the ideals and characteristics of the Eckerd community.
Faculty, alumni, staff, ASPEC and OLLI colleagues all know this. That is why their work also appears in our pages. Once a developing craftsperson encounters the free exchange of ideas that we have grown to value above all else, he or she continues to support and participate in that exchange, often for his or her whole life. As a publication, Eckerd Review always has and always will rely on that intellectual generosity.
Please take a moment to get acquainted with Eckerd Review. Explore our site and read through our journal (it’s free!). Bookmark us and stay updated on the latest happenings and editions. Take a look at our submission policies, and if you are a member of the Eckerd community, please send us your work!
We are proud to be a part of Eckerd Review, and we’re grateful for the support of the Eckerd College community. Thanks for visiting our site.
Sincerely, Eckerd Review Staff
Th is year has proved to be an endless exploration of a new way of approaching life. Through it all we persevered and have curated our largest edition of the Eckerd Review. These pages are a symbol of endurance. After braving the storm, the Eckerd community came out ready to inspire through art–something it’s always been good at–and this edition highlights that, from its vulnerability to its whimsy, its exploration to its existentialism. This year our team was composed of 10 editors, two of which spent their spring semesters abroad at the London Study Center.
We also had four interns who, while acting as genre editors, studied the field of literary publication for the entire academic year. We are beyond lucky to have Professor Gloria Muñoz as our faculty adviser. She has supported us tremendously this year as well as many before.
e Editorial Board of the Eckerd Review would like to thank all of the individuals who have supported us each year. We thank Dean
James Annarelli, who has always been supportive of our endeavors. Thank you to Lova Patterson and the Eckerd College Organization
of Students for nancing our publication; you are the reason we are capable of producing this every year. To the Creative Writing
faculty, who help cultivate creativity in their students and support us in countless ways. We can never go without showing our gratitude
towards Professor of Visual Arts Arthur Skinner, who aids in soliciting artwork, communicating with artists, and preparing the gallery for
our annual Reading & Arts Party. We would also like to thank the incredible team at West Coast Graphics. We would like to extend our gratitude to Sorella Andersen for their time and valuable knowledge of InDesign, without which we would be nowhere. Finally, a huge thank you to our passionate editors for their dedication, hard work, and resilience. We now invite you to dive into this collection of artists who share with us their own unique adaptation of the world. Please enjoy these 143 pages of visual art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Proudly presenting the 2022 issue of the Eckerd Review.
—Jaime Jaillet, Karly Page, & Rachel McNear, Editors-in-Chief
Although we are a literary journal, we pride ourselves in the diversity of the arts represented in our pages. We welcome fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid writing (comics), critical essays and visual art. We have no specific stylistic preference, but the aesthetic tastes of our staff will change from year to year.
We will attempt to make all decisions about publication with aesthetic quality as our primary concern. We ask that you be conscious of length issues. Please submit no more than five poems or three flash fiction/nonfiction pieces. For longer works, please limit the number of submissions to two. No single piece should be longer than about 15 typed, double-spaced pages.
Visual art may be in color or black and white. The file name should only include the title of the artwork.
We ask that you submit your written work and visual art electronically through our Submittable form. Please note that we read work anonymously. While you’ll record your name on this submission form, you must delete your name from each page of your art, poems, stories, or essays before attaching them to the form through the browser. We will read work only if it’s submitted anonymously. If you have difficulty submitting through our website, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual art may be in color or black and white but must be submitted as a Google Drive Folder to email@example.com. The file name should only include the the title of the artwork. The Google Drive link should be pasted in the body of an email with the subject “Art Submission.”
We request that you do not submit the same work more than once, unless you’ve been invited to do so. If your work is not accepted, however, we invite you to submit your work in the next yearly cycle.
If we publish you once, we’d love to see more of your work in the future!
Text should be double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman or other standard font. Each piece should be saved as its own file. We can accept Word documents (.doc or .docx) and text documents (.rtf) only.
Visual art may be in JPEG, GIF or TIFF format only. Color coding can be RBG, CMYK or Grayscale. Images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi at 5 inches wide by 7 inches high (1500 pixels wide by 2100 pixels high). Our printed page is 5×7 inches.
You should receive online confirmation once your electronic submission has been processed. If you haven’t heard back from us by the end of January following the submission deadline, however, you are welcome to contact us to make sure we have received and reviewed your submission.
By submitting your work to Eckerd Review, you grant us the right to publish your work in print. Once the magazine is published, you retain all rights, and you are welcome to submit your work elsewhere. If you wish to retain first rights to your work, however, you must request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to May, that we not publish your work in our online edition.