Now Accepting Submissions!

June 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Posted in Morton Literary Journal, Poetry, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Now accepting admissions for the next edition of the Morton Literary Journal.

The deadline for submission is  August 1, 2013

Please email all submissions to reference@morton.edu.  Please write “Morton Literary Journal Submission” in the subject line of your email.  For futher rules and suggestions, see below:

Deadline for current issue is midnight on August 1, 2013.
The Journal will be published once a year, in fall, and will be available on campus and online free of cost.
Submissions are welcome from all current Morton Students. Work may be submitted by students who have attended Morton in the previous semester or who are registered for the upcoming semester. All instructors and staff are encouraged to submit work as well.
Submissions must be emailed to reference@morton.edu before the posted deadline for each issue. Written works may be emailed as an attachment or in the body of the email. If you want your work to be printed in a specific font or with stylized punctuation or styling, please submit your work as an attachment file. All photographs and images of artwork must be sent as a JPG or PDF. Works might be modified according space or size constraints. The Editors will not modify content.
Regarding photo and art submissions, please keep in mind that the journal will be printed in black and white on 8.5” by 5.5” pages. Please consider the size of the page when selecting the resolution and scale of your piece.
For print submissions, please do not exceed 1500 words.
All works submitted before the deadline will be considered by the Journal’s Editorial Board for inclusion in the magazine. The Library retains the right to publish all submitted work both in print and online.
All works must be original. We welcome all poems, essays, short stories, photographs, drawings, and comic strips.

If you have any questions, email the Reference Desk at reference@morton.edu.

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Poetry Contest Winners!

April 23, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Posted in Events, Poetry | Leave a comment
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The winners for the Third Annual Morton Library Poetry Contest were announced Friday at the open reading.

The winners are as follows:

1st Place:  Kristiana Sanchez-Jorge

Words

 

Disposition of  delicate Words

float soundless

in the air

Immersing with eloquent

tongues

Unspoken by the raw flesh

of language

It is a beauty only found

behind the lips of

Unwritten memoirs

from  voices

of the quiet

A  poets last

sigh

Is a paramount of wondrous

utterance

and the breaths of life

that are silent in the loudest

soliloquy

2nd Place: Jodian Rivera

 The Birds and Humans

The birds…The human’s

A bird will fly not ever thinking twice,

Living its life in peril and in fun.

It will commit to its own jocund life,

Nourishing the strong blessed wings of freedom.

A human will love forgetting one’s mind,

Living their life in pain and in ennui;

Committing to their partners, seeking signs

Of youth’s promised world that they hope to see.

A bird will compose beautiful music

That will leave many struck in profound awe.

A human will cry till their heart is sick,

Leaving their heart sick till this time next fall.

The bird will always continue to fly;

Much like the human’s continuous cries.

3rd Place:  Kora Macias

Tomorrow

As closed lips whisper and winter snows fall

God chose me, oh to soon, to beckon my call

For in the morning you awake

And all the nights darkness the sun does take

You’ll think of me and eyes will fill with tears

Of all the burden and sorrow over the years

But my loves I ask of you not to cry as you did today

Or think of all the things we never got to say

For all you have to do is close your eyes each time you think of me

And I’ll hear all your whispers, and you’ll know, safe in God’s arms I’ll be

If I could have lived just one more day, even just awhile

I’d embrace you and say I loved you, maybe see you smile

But I know this could never be

And emptiness and memories will take the place of me

I tried not to think of the things we both would miss tomorrow

But when I did my heart had filled with sorrow

For on that fateful day, an Angel came to me and said

That my place was ready, they had laid my bed

I walked through heaven’s gate; God told me I had been faithful and true

Even though I did things I knew I shouldn’t do

He told me I was forgiven, he held my hand and asked me

To join in his life of peace, joy, and eternity

So when you wake tomorrow, and we feel so far apart

Don’t be saddened, but think of me, and know I’m in your heart

 

Thank you to everyone who participated!

And remember- continue to submit your poems to the Morton Literary Journal by emailing them to reference@morton.edu.

The deadline for submission is August 31.

The next edition will be available in the fall semester.

Poetry Contest Begins March 1st!

February 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Posted in Events, Poetry | Leave a comment
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Poetry Contest Begins March 1!

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April the library is hosting  a poetry contest.  All current students are welcome to enter.  Finalists will have a chance to have their poems published and get to do a formal reading of their work in April.  The contest ends at midnight on Monday, April 8.

To submit your work for consideration send an email to reference@morton.edu with your full name, email address and your Morton Student ID number (located on your class schedule or id card).  Please include your poem in the body of the email and not as an attachment.  For all official rules please see below:

Morton Library Poetry Contest March 2013 Official Rules

  1. All entries must be original, unpublished work of students currently enrolled at Morton College.
  2. Morton College retains the right to publish in print and online all submitted works.
  3. All poems must be submitted via email to reference@morton.edu by midnight C.S.T on Monday, April 8.
  4. All emailed entries must also include the student’s full name, email address and Morton Student ID Number.
  5. Works are limited to 500 words.  Students are limited to 3 submissions.
  6. All poems will be judged anonymously.  Winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
  7. All winning poems will be published on the library website.  Finalists will be invited to share their work at a reading in the library in April.  The First Place Winner will receive a check for $100; the Second Place Winner will receive a check for $50 and the Third Place Winner will receive a check for $25.

If you have any further questions, email the library at reference@morton.edu or ask at the Reference Desk.

New Literary Journal Now Available

October 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Posted in Morton Literary Journal, Poetry | Leave a comment
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The Fall 2012 issue of the Morton Literary Journal is now available.

Pick up a copy in the library or around campus.

Seeking Submissions

June 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Posted in Morton Literary Journal, Poetry | Leave a comment
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The Morton Literary Journal is now seeking submissions for the Fall 2012 issue.

Send us your photgraphs, poems, short stories, artwork and essays.

Please email all submissions to reference@morton.edu.

For more info see: https://mortonlibrarynews.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/next-issue-of-the-literary-journal/

The deadline for the Fall issue is August 31, 2012.

Morton Literary Journal Online

May 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Morton Literary Journal, Poetry | Leave a comment
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If you didn’t get a copy, don’t worry, the Winter 2012 issue of the Morton Literary Journal is now available online.

http://mortonliteraryjournal.wordpress.com/january-2012/

The library is now accepting submissions for the next edition of the journal to be published in September 2012.

For full details see:https://mortonlibrarynews.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/next-issue-of-the-literary-journal/

Next Issue of the Literary Journal

April 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Posted in Morton Literary Journal, Poetry | Leave a comment
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The library is now accepting submissions for the next issue of the Morton Literary Journal.

The deadline for submission is  August 31, 2012.

Please email all submissions to reference@morton.edu.  Please write “Morton Literary Journal Submission” in the subject line of your email.  For futher rules and suggestions, see below:

Deadline for current issue is midnight on August 31, 2012.
The Journal will be published twice a year, once in fall and once in winter and will be available on campus and online free of cost.
Submissions are welcome from all current Morton Students. Work may be submitted by students who have attended Morton in the previous semester or who are registered for the upcoming semester. All instructors and staff are encouraged to submit work as well.
Submissions must be emailed to reference@morton.edu before the posted deadline for each issue. Written works may be emailed as an attachment or in the body of the email. If you want your work to be printed in a specific font or with stylized punctuation or styling, please submit your work as an attachment file. All photographs and images of artwork must be sent as a JPG or PDF. Works might be modified according space or size constraints. The Editors will not modify content.
Regarding photo and art submissions, please keep in mind that the journal will be printed in black and white on 8.5” by 5.5” pages. Please consider the size of the page when selecting the resolution and scale of your piece.
For print submissions, please do not exceed 1500 words.
All works submitted before the deadline will be considered by the Journal’s Editorial Board for inclusion in the magazine. The Library retains the right to publish all submitted work both in print and online.
All works must be original. We welcome all poems, essays, short stories, photographs, drawings, and comic strips.

If you have any questions, email the Reference Desk at reference@morton.edu.

New Edition of the Lit Journal is Here!

February 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Posted in Morton Literary Journal, Poetry, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The January issue of the Morton Literary Journal is now available in the Library.  Stop by to get your copy!  Keep checking our website for information about the upcoming Poetry Contest in March.

Next Edition of the Literary Journal

October 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Posted in Morton Literary Journal, Poetry, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The library is now accepting submissions for the next issue of the Morton Literary Journal.  If you would like your work to be considered for publication, email it to reference@morton.edu.   We are accepting original poems, short stories, and essays.  Please also submit original photographs and artwork.  Full submission guidelines are below.

All pieces must be submitted by December 30 to be considered for the January issue.

Morton Poetry Journal-Guidelines for Submission
Deadline for current issue is midnight on Friday, December 30, 2011.
The Journal will be published twice a year, once in fall and once in winter and will be available on campus and online free of cost.
Submissions are welcome from all current Morton Students. Work may be submitted by students who have attended Morton in the previous semester or who are registered for the upcoming semester. All instructors and staff are encouraged to submit work as well.
Submissions must be emailed to reference@morton.edu before the posted deadline for each issue. Written works may be emailed as an attachment or in the body of the email. If you want your work to be printed in a specific font or with stylized punctuation or styling, please submit your work as an attachment file. All photographs and images of artwork must be sent as a JPG or PDF. Works might be modified according space or size constraints. The Editors will not modify content.
Regarding photo and art submissions, please keep in mind that the journal will be printed in black and white on 8.5” by 5.5” pages. Please consider the size of the page when selecting the resolution and scale of your piece.
For print submissions, please do not exceed 1500 words.
All works submitted before the deadline will be considered by the Journal’s Editorial Board for inclusion in the magazine. The Library retains the right to publish all submitted work both in print and online.
All works must be original. We welcome all poems, essays, short stories, photographs, drawings, and comic strips.

If you have any questions, email the Reference Desk at reference@morton.edu.

Morton Literary Journal is Here!

September 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Posted in Morton Literary Journal, Poetry | Leave a comment
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The first new edition of the Morton Literary Journal is now available.  Titled “Western Eclectic” (get it? it’s not Western Electric . . . .) the journal features the original work of Morton staff and students.  Free copies are available on campus and in the library.  Make sure you get yours before they are gone!

Information on the next issue will be coming soon!

email all submissions to reference@morton.edu

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