The Scarab, is now accepting submissions for publication. The Scarab is an anthology of students’ writing and art, including fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as photography and other art, according to okcu.edu.
Any student can submit original short stories, poems, short plays or screenplays, and art.
“The Scarab is published by OCU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society,” said Terry Phelps, English professor and co-sponsor of The Scarab. “Our members select the works, edit, and layout the journal.” English professor Dr. Karen Schiler is also a co-sponsor of The Scarab.
Students whose pieces are chosen to be published receive a copy of the publication free of charge.
“My favorite part about working on The Scarab is reading through all the submissions,” said Brandie McAllister, English senior and president of Sigma Tau Delta. “I know that our contributing writers put so much time, effort, talent, and creativity into their pieces. Seeing their finished results is always a fun process.”
Writers can submit any genre, not just fiction and non-fiction, but photography and anything outside the norm is accepted too, McAllister said.
The university has published The Scarab for more than thirty years, and was honored by the national organization as the outstanding literary magazine in 2005, and has been recognized at the national convention.
Previous issues of The Scarab can be seen here.
“The Scarab is published to give OCU students opportunities to have their work in print and online for others to see and appreciate” Phelps said.
Students can submit their work to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no set deadline for submissions right now, but students are advised to submit their work by early next semester.
The sooner, the better, Phelps said.