Hopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Community College’s literary magazine, The Round Table, will be accepting submissions of original poetry, prose, or artwork through 4:30pm, Thursday, March 1st, for its 2018 edition.
The magazine’s editorial staff welcomes work from anyone in the HCC service area, which includes: Christian County, Caldwell County, Todd County, Trigg County, and Logan County in Kentucky; Fort Campbell; and Stewart County, Montgomery County and Robertson County in Tennessee as well as employees and students from Austin Peay State University (APSU).
Those with close ties to the Pennyroyal region who may not currently reside here are also encouraged to submit.
Selected contributors to the magazine will read from their work at the annual Round Table Readings and Literary Awards Ceremony held in HCC’s Round Table Literary Park at noon on Thursday, April 19th. During the event, the 52nd edition of the Round Table will be unveiled, along with the announcement of the 2018 Round Table Literary Awards and the Roger Selvidge Memorial Art Awards.
Retired HCC instructor Frances G. Thomas along with a group of HCC honor students first published the Round Table in 1966.
2018 Submission Guidelines for The Round Table Literary Magazine
Submit up to 10 pages of poetry, up to 30 pages of prose, or up to 10 individual pieces of visual art (specific guidelines listed below). Please type “Round Table Submission” in the subject line.
Each person submitting work should also include a note with a few sentences of biographical information for the contributor’s page, should the work be chosen for inclusion. If the submitter’s name is not gender-specific, please make sex clear so that representation will be correct.
Non-electronic submissions should include a single, self-addressed, stamped envelope, so that submitter can be notified of the status of their submission. One self-addressed stamped envelope is sufficient for multiple entries.
Poetry: Submit up to 10 pages of original poetry (and no more than 10 poems) on any subject, in any style. Poetry submissions must be typed and single-spaced unless another visual presentation is preferred. Please use a plain font for readability.
Prose (fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essay): Submit up to 30 pages of prose: either a single 30-page story (or non-fiction piece) or several briefer pieces not to exceed a total of 30 pages. Novel excerpts (of no more than 30 pages) are discouraged unless they can stand alone as complete, satisfying pieces of writing. Essays written for school assignments, such as book reports, are discouraged unless that essay can stand up as a work of literature on its own. Prose submissions must be typed and double-spaced. For logistical reasons, it is preferred that prose pieces be submitted electronically.
Artwork: Up to 10 original pieces may be submitted electronically. Artwork must be easily reproduced with high-contrast material such as pen-and-ink drawings, black & white photographs, collages, or block prints (woodcut, monoprint, etc.) Digital images may be submitted on a disk or e-mailed to the address below. Digital files should be at least 600 dpi.
All written materials must be typed. Handwritten submissions will not be considered, and no written materials can be returned. A person may submit work in more than one category—or all of them.
The Round Table c/o Brett Ralph
Hopkinsville Community College
P.O. Box 2100
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2100
About Hopkinsville Community College
For many Pennyrile Kentucky region and Fort Campbell residents, higher education begins at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC). The college serves thousands of area residents each year as a comprehensive regional learning center providing academic and technical associate degrees; diploma and certificate programs in occupational fields; prebaccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; customized training for business and industry; and distance learning.
As part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, HCC is a critical component to transforming the region’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers.
For more information, visit Hopkinsville.kctcs.edu