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Announcing the 2012 Shinnery Review!

2 Commentsby   |  04.27.12  |  Events, News

The editors, staff, faculty sponsors, and ACU English Department are pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Shinnery Review. Thank you to all the students who submitted their work and everyone who helped and was involved in the development and publication of this year’s issue. We had a fantastic turnout at last night’s Black Tulip, the magazine release party and open mic night, and we’d like thank everyone who joined us and the students and professors who read from their work.

For an online, readable version of this year’s magazine, visit our Issue Archives page. You’ll also find there the full version of Marshall Fox’s “The Kiss,” a fantastic piece of fiction.

Again, many thanks to everyone who made this year and this issue a success! We’re so excited to be releasing another great magazine this year.

Cheers! More »

The 2012 Shinnery is almost here!

1 Commentby   |  03.05.12  |  Events, News

After receiving nearly 200 submissions of poetry, fiction, photography, and art–from more than 50 ACU students–the Shinnery editors and staff are working this week to finish sifting through all the great submissions and decide on the content of this year’s magazine. We received lots of very impressive submissions, and we’re excited for the upcoming issue. We’re also excited to have ACU’s very own James Utley, a graduating graphic design major, designing the magazine for us (see the cover design below).

So, mark your calendars for the Black Tulip, our annual release party, on Thursday, April 26th, at 7:30 p.m. in Shore Art Gallery. We’ll be giving out free copies of the magazine, so make sure to stop by and pick up your own personal copy. The evening will also feature readings from the authors published in this year’s issue, an open mic for anyone interested in sharing poetry or music, and lots of delicious refreshments (of course). Everyone is invited, so bring your friends, and join us for an evening of talent and fun!

Cheers!2012 Shinnery Review

Poem for the Week–Czeslaw Milosz

0 Commentsby   |  03.03.12  |  Uncategorized


When I die, I will see the lining of the world.
The other side, beyond bird, mountain, sunset.
The true meaning, ready to be decoded.
What never added up will add Up,
What was incomprehensible will be comprehended.
– And if there is no lining to the world?
If a thrush on a branch is not a sign,
But just a thrush on the branch? If night and day
Make no sense following each other?
And on this earth there is nothing except this earth?
– Even if that is so, there will remain
A word wakened by lips that perish,
A tireless messenger who runs and runs
Through interstellar fields, through the revolving galaxies,
And calls out, protests, screams.

Get published in this year’s Shinnery! — DEADLINE EXTENDED!

0 Commentsby   |  02.01.12  |  News

The Shinnery Review is now accepting submissions for the 2012 magazine issue! And we’ve extended the deadline to WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29!

Send us your original poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, photography, or artwork. Also for the first time we are accepting digital short films, which we will publish here on our online blog.

We accept submissions from all ACU undergraduate and graduate students, from all majors. Chosen submissions will be featured in the 2012 issue of the magazine, which will be released at the end-of-the-semester’s Black Tulip event on April 26. Authors whose work is published will be invited to read from their work at the Black Tulip. To see last year’s magazine, visit our Issue Archives page.

Deadline: February 29, 2012 More »

Four paragraphs of fame!

0 Commentsby   |  01.31.12  |  News

Last year’s Shinnery Review recently merited a review from FUSE, the Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors based as Susquehanna University.

The review commended the magazine for giving “the reader a glimpse of the unseen and tangled undercarriage of human experience, that complicated infrastructure which feeds the evocative poetry and prose.” Their complimentary review of the magazine is much appreciated, and we’re working this year to “surpass their expectations” once again.

Read the review here.

Welcome to the Shinnery Online!

0 Commentsby   |  12.31.11  |  News

Well, it’s 2012 now, and we figured that means it’s about time for The Shinnery to finally enter the digital age.

So, welcome to our new website, where we’ll be posting news about events, meetings, and the magazine throughout the year. You can find contact information, details on how to submit your work, links to sites about how to improve your creative endeavors, and, of course, a weekly poem. We’re also trying out some new ideas this year with our website–online PDF versions of the magazine that you and your friends and family can access, as well as a new, online-only digital short films submission category.

Visit us in the Inkwell, too, for our weekly small group Elevensies Chapel meetings.

Cheers! More »

Elevensies Chapel

2 Commentsby   |  12.31.11  |  Events, News

But what about Elevensies?! -Bilbo Baggins

Well, join us every Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Inkwell (downstairs Chambers Hall) for our weekly small-group Chapel. We’ll read a few poems, discuss upcoming events, drink tea–and we may even have a pancake bar occasionally.


The Slithy Tove

0 Commentsby   |  12.01.11  |  Events

It’s a frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Because the Shinnery Review is hosting its last event of the semester, the annual fall poetry reading and open mic night, The Slithy Tove!

When: Thursday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m., until whenever we decide to stop.

Where: Shore Art Gallery (right next to Cullen Auditorium & Moody) More »

Crash Course Workshop

0 Commentsby   |  10.31.11  |  Events

If you like to write, take pictures, or just eat delicious food, then join us for a fun afternoon workshop covering fiction, nonfiction, and photography!

Whether you’re an experienced writer/artist or just beginning, come hear from ACU professors about how to improve your work. No experience or prior work is necessary, and EVERYONE is welcome. And if you want to get published, learn how to submit your work in the spring to The Shinnery Review, ACU’s student art and literary magazine.

The schedule:
-1:00 PM: Professor Al Haley will open us with a session in fiction writing
-2:00 PM: Dr. Heidi Nobles will speak about nonfiction writing
-3:00 PM: Professor Nil Santana will conclude us by giving great photography tips.

And all the while we’ll be eating homemade food and snacks (think hummus, bruschetta, brownies, muffins, and every other good thing), and spending an afternoon with great people. More »