Author Archives: River Currents

Open Mic Poetry & Prose Reading

Mark your calendars for the first Open Mic Reading of the semester that just so happens to coincide with our 2018 issue submission deadline!

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We’re looking for staff!

Staff Openings

We’re looking for this year’s staff to plan, design, edit, market, and publish the 2018 issue of River Currents. Nearly everyone from last year has graduated, which means we are a clean slate and looking for our next creative, artsy, and motivated batch of IVCC students.

If you think that you or someone you know is interested, here’s what to do:

  1. Take a look at our Staff Descriptions that explains what opportunities and responsibilities come with each position.
  2. Attend our informational and “first staff meeting” of the semester: Friday, Sept. 15 at noon, room A-329.

  3. Print this “Staff Opportunity Statement of Interest” handout and return it to our faculty advisor, Tracy Lee in room A-329 by Monday, Sept. 18 at 1:00 p.m.

  4. Be ready to create something awesome as a lasting legacy of IVCC’s talented student body.

Here’s a link to our past River Currents staff, and an electronic archive of past issues.

2017 Release Party

April 27, 2017 will hereby go down in history as the day River Currents hosted its 2017 Release Party with a wave of friendly and artsy reception, not to mention some wonderfully minty brownies. Thank you everyone who participated on the 2017 student staff, the 2017  IVCC Creates Contest winners, our talented contributors, and the mix of student, faculty, administration and staff attendees. We could not do what we do without the honesty and bravery of each IVCC student’s unique voice or the investment on part of faculty staff/administration to support student creativity.

Event Photos

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The 2017 cover designed by the talented Peggy Schneider

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Release Gallery

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Dr. Corcoran with attendees.

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Attendees

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Release Gallery

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Attendees

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IVCC Creates Contest:

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IVCC Creates First Place Prize

And if you’re already feeling nostalgic or want to be part of this awesomeness next year, consider being on staff or submitted your work to our current submission call. You can also be one of our creative arts students by enrolling in IVCC’s creative writing class, one of the art department art or photography courses, or explore the graphic design program.

 

2017-2018 Deadline

2018 issue submission deadline is October 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Please see our submissions guidelines page for direction, or visit our IVCC Creates Contest page for more information about our annual contest.

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All submissions must be original work, no reproductions accepted. For general submissions, please include your name, the title of your work, and the medium (poetry, oil on canvas, memoir, etc.) in your email. River Currents accepts up to 20 pages of prose (10 page maximum per piece), up to 8 individual poems, and up to 10 visual image submissions per student.

Submission Guidelines

3Students must be enrolled in at least one IVCC credit hour within the last 12 months to be considered for publication. Student should fill out this form for each submission and then email submission file (see below directions) attachment to RiverCurrents.IVCC@gmail.com.

All submissions must be original work, no reproductions accepted. For general submissions, please include your name, the title of your work, and the medium (poetry, oil on canvas, memoir, etc.) in your email. River Currents accepts up to 20 pages of prose (10 page maximum per piece), up to 8 individual poems, and up to 10 visual image submissions per student.

View our IVCC Creates Contest page for contest guidelines.

Submission Guidelines


Written Work

  • send no more than 8 individual poems.
  • limit prose pieces to 7-10 pages; a maximum of 20 pages per student.
  • fill out this form for each submission
    • we will ask you to provide your name as you’d like it to appear in print, the title of your work as you’d like it to appear in print, and whether it’s poetry, essay, fiction, screenplay, creative non-fiction, or memoir.
  • email the submission file as a .doc .docx or .rtf file to RiverCurrents.IVCC@gmail.com with the title of the submission included in the subject line

Visual and Graphic Artwork

  • provide color photograph of physical artwork such as paintings, ceramics, textiles, etc.
  • while River Currents cannot accept the actual paintings, ceramics, textiles, etc. as submissions, we may request gallery time for artwork.
  • send no more than 10 visual submissions.
  • fill out this form for each submission
    • we will ask you to provide your name as you’d like it to appear in print, the title of your work as you’d like it to appear in print, and medium of the artwork.
  • email the submission file as a .jpg or .png file to RiverCurrents.IVCC@gmail.com with the title of the submission included in the subject line

2018 issue submission deadline is October 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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