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Literary Magazine (Against the Grain)      

Against the Grain is a student driven literary magazine, featuring writing from a wide variety of student voices and backgrounds, as could be expected from the long-standing most diverse university in the midwest. The magazine began as Splinters in 1993 as a forum for student writing and evolved into Against the Grain in 2003, and has been published on a not-quite annual basis ever since. Each year the magazine has a faculty advisor, two student editors, and features art, photography and literature from the student community. In the 2013-2014 school year, the magazine will celebrate 20 years of student writing with a small "best of "anthology to be unveiled during the school's annual humanities festival. English Department Homepage

Denise Walton-Collins
Angel Morales
David Lund

Kirk Robinson

Now Accepting Submissions for 2014

The deadline has passed for submissions for the 20th anniversary edition. However, we are always looking for talented new authors, artists, and photographers to share their work with Against the Grain. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 issue of CCSJ's literary magazine. Click here to upload your submission.

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Bailey, Diane
Director of Student Activities

Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M.
              Wednesday 11:00 A.M. 7:00 P.M.                      

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