ChannelMarker

Submit your poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction for inclusion in TCC’s 17th annual literary magazine

ChannelMarker is the annual literary anthology composed exclusively of TCC students' poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

The deadline for submissions to the 2018 edition is November 1, 2017.

If your entry is accepted for publication, you are invited to read your work during the 2018 TCC Literary Festival held in the spring.

Submission guidelines

The author of the submission must be a current Tidewater Community College student at time of submission. Writings submitted must be original works of no more than 2,000 words. Multiple entries are encouraged.

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word or Rich Text format (MS Word is available to students in the TCC Open Computer Labs) and MUST include student's name and contact information on each page of the submission. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Submissions for the 2018 edition of ChannelMarker are due November 1, 2017.

Submit an entry

Each individual may enter up to 5 works. Each submission should be sent as an attachment. On each page of the submission, please provide the following information:

  • Title of submission
  • Student's first and last name
  • Student's home campus
  • Student's ID number
  • Student's TCC email address
     

If any of this information is missing, your entry will not be accepted.

Students whose work has been chosen will be notified in mid-March. No acknowledgement of receipt of entry will be sent unless requested by the student, and it will go to their TCC email address only.

By submitting their entries by email, the authors/creators are giving their permission to have their work published in the 2018 edition of ChannelMarker. This includes permitting editors to make grammatical and sentence level corrections to their work.

The ChannelMarker committee will make every effort to contact authors in the event editing is required and the submission is selected for publication. Please ensure that your contact information is included on every page of your submission. 

Each accepted author is asked to consider reading his/her work during the 2018 TCC Literary Festival held in the spring.

Disclaimer

By sending your submission to ChannelMarker@tcc.edu, you, the original author, acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions (hereinafter, "submissions"):

Submissions will be shared with the editors and judges of the ChannelMarker.

Neither the ChannelMarker committee nor any of its affiliated companies or entities including but not limited to Tidewater Community College are obligated to use your submission or pay you for any submission.

By sending your submission to the ChannelMarker you acknowledge single-use publication rights. You, the author, retain all future publication rights.

All submissions to the ChannelMarker will not be subject to any obligation of confidentiality.

Judging panel
Chesapeake Campus
  • Rick Alley, English instructor
  • Doug Thiele, English instructor
  • Joseph Antinarella, assistant professor of English
     
Norfolk Campus
  • Shannon Ponack, English instructor
     
Portsmouth Campus
  • April Campbell, English instructor
  • Faith Emmons, English instructor
  • Craig Nilsen, professor of art
     
Virginia Beach Campus
  • Robert House, assistant professor of English
  • Cecilla Petretto, English instructor
ChannelMarker archives

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See some previous editions (PDF)