Cameron University launches new literary journal; submissions now accepted

Cameron University's Department of English and Foreign Languages will publish the inaugural edition of "The Gold Mine," a new, annual literary journal that will feature the work of CU students, during the Spring 2010 semester. "The Gold Mine" will provide Cameron students with a venue for their artistic work as well give students experience in publishing. Submissions are currently being accepted for the first issue; the deadline for submission is December 11, 2009. Current CU students are welcome to submit their work.

"Cameron has an abundance of tremendously creative students, so we created ‘The Gold Mine' to showcase their creative and artistic endeavors," says Dr. Hardy Jones, faculty advisor. Dr. Bayard Godsave will also serve as faculty advisor. Both are assistant professors in the CU Department of English and Foreign Languages.

"The Gold Mine" will feature fiction, non-fiction, poetry, one-act plays, artwork and photo essays. All submissions must include the creator's name, phone number, email address and type of submission. Literary works have a maximum length of 10 pages/3,000 words and must be submitted via a printed version. All artwork must be submitted on cd in jpeg format and must include an artist's statement. Submissions will be reviewed and selected for publication by the editorial staff and student readers.

The editorial staff of "The Gold Mine" is comprised of Aubrey Vandall, editor-in-chief; Leah Ellis, managing editor; Molly Lord, graphic designer, and Holly Tipton, art director. Vandall and Ellis are both Lawton sophomores majoring in English. Lord is a freshman biology major from Apache. Tipton, from Kansas City, MO, is a sophomore majoring in studio art.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Nance Boyer Room 2014. Multiple submissions will be accepted.

For more information, contact Dr. Hardy Jones at or Dr. Bayard Godsave at


November 17, 2009

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