Publications

The Anoka Ramsey Community College creative writing clubs publish two, annual creative writing, literary, and arts magazines of work by Anoka Ramsey Community College Students.

The Spirit River Review is published by the Cambridge Campus club and The Rapids Review is published by the Coon Rapids Campus club.

The Rapids Review

The Rapids Review is the Coon Rapids Campus student literary magazine. It is dedicated to publishing a wide range of excellently crafted work by Anoka Ramsey Community College student writers and artists of any experience and all ethnicities, genders, religions, sexual orientations, marital statuses, ages, and abilities. For more information about the Coon Rapids Campus Creative Writing Club or previous issues of The Rapids Review, please contact Kathryn Kysar at kathryn.kysar@anokaramsey.edu or Laurel Smith at Laurel.Smith@anokaramsey.edu with questions.

Submissions

SUBMISSION WINDOW: NOW- MARCH 7, 2021

The Creative Writing Club invites Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus students to submit creative work for publication consideration in the annual issue of our literary magazine, The Rapids Review.

The Rapids Review is the Coon Rapids Campus student literary magazine. It is dedicated to publishing a wide range of excellently crafted work by student writers and artists of any age, gender, ethnicity, and demographic. The Rapids Reviewis seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, stage writing, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, photography, and visual art from ARCC Coon Rapids Campus students for the annual spring issue.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for WRITTEN WORKS

  • Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions should not exceed 2,500 words. Submissions should be double-spaced in Arial 12-point font.
  • Poetry submissions should not exceed 75 lines. Poems should be single-spaced and left aligned (no centered poems) in Arial 12-point font. Exceptions will be made if there is an artistic reason for the poem’s formatting
  • Stage writing and screenwriting submissions should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages of script. 
  • Written works must be submitted as attached Microsoft Word document files. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for VISUAL WORKS

  • Visual artwork must be submitted as attached JPEG files.

Email submissions to ar.creativewriting.club@gmail.com and include:

  • “RR Submission” as the subject line
  • The name of the writer/artist
  • Title of each work/piece
  • Category of each work/piece (short story, play, painting, sculpture, etc.)
  • Writer or artist names as document headings (no page numbers required)

Writers and artists may submit a total of five works/pieces. (Poems in a series may be considered one piece if submitted as one file of 75-lines or less.)

*All works/pieces submitted must be the work/piece of, and under the sole ownership of, the person or persons submitting such work/piece.**The Editorial Board reserves the right to make final selection decisions. The Editorial Board also reserves the right to make formatting changes such as line spacing and font to create a cohesive magazine, unless requested otherwise to maintain creative and artistic integrity.*

The Spirit River Review

For more information about the Cambridge Campus Creative Writing Club or previous issues of The Spirit River Review, please email william.breen@anokaramsey.edu.

Submissions

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: 

  • “SRR Submission” in the email subject line
  • the writer or artist’s name (must be a student of ARCC Cambridge Campus)
  • title of the work
  • genre of the work (poetry, short story, charcoal sketch, oil painting, etc.)

All creative writing submissions must be sent as Microsoft Word attachments. All visual art must be sent as JPEG attachments. Email submissions to william.breen@anokaramsey.edu.

Poetry submissions may not exceed 75 lines. 

Short Story and Creative Non-Fiction submissions may not exceed 2,500 words.

Writers and artists may submit a total of five works.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2021

It is assumed that all materials submitted for inclusion in the magazine are the work of, and under the sole ownership of, the person or persons submitting such items. 

The Editorial Board reserves the right to make final decisions on what shall be included and/or excluded from the issue as a whole. The Editorial Board also reserves the right to make editing changes in all copy submitted for inclusion, but will strive to maintain the integrity of such materials.