In the Write Mind showcases the artistic talents of Citrus Campus students, faculty and staff by publishing a bi-annual literary and arts magazine. In The Write Mind provides the editorial staff with a look into the publishing experience.
We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic art, photography, sculpture, music, dance—if it’s creative, you do it, and you can help us capture it for the magazine, then we want to see it.
We accept submissions in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Hard-copy: grab a form from the student lounges or Learning Resources Center next to ITWM submission box
Online: Submit at bottom of this page, completing all required fields
Our Staff Positions:
Editor-in-chief (Managing Editor)—oversees the layout, submissions, printing, distribution, and finances. Communicates with staff and faculty adviser. Assigns, reassigns, and assumes magazine duties as needed.
Assistant Editor-in-chief—assist the Editor-in-chief with all duties named above and keeps meeting minutes. Assumes Editor-in-chief responsibilities in the event of Editor-in-chief’s absence or vacancy.
Design Editor—manages layout of magazine and designs using Adobe InDesign (preferred) or Microsoft Publisher. Researches printing companies, options, and obtains quotes.
Submissions Editor—maintains magazine e-mail address and distributes submissions to appropriate editors. Sends e-mails to confirm receipt of submissions. Sends acceptance/rejection/revise & resubmit letters.
Copy Editors—attend meetings, evaluate submissions, and vote on what should be accepted into the magazine. Responsible for tasks as needed.
Poetry Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for poetry submissions.
Fiction Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for fiction submissions.
Nonfiction Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for nonfiction submissions.
Photography Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for photography submissions
Graphic Art Editor—receives, evaluates, and suggests edits for graphic art submissions.
Webmaster—maintains magazine webpage on main College of Central Florida website and updates any social media the club chooses to use.
*As membership numbers permit—positions may be combined and assistant editors may be appointed.
*All officers must attend meetings.
To join the editorial staff, you must:
- Be enrolled in at least one (1) course at the Citrus Campus (Editor-in-chief & Design Editor must be enrolled in at least two (2) courses
- Maintain a 2.0 or above GPA for the entire term of office and at time of election
We began in 1990, as a project of Professor Lynne Boele’s creative writing course. Several faculty have advised the student editorial staff since then, including Michele Wirt, Susan Monier, Mike Temple, and Melissa Alling. The magazine has morphed into an academic club housed under Student Life, but the creative writing and art courses offered at the Citrus Campus still feed into the magazine, which solicits submissions from the student body, staff, and faculty.
For more info, contact Melissa Alling, faculty advisor at email@example.com or call 352.746.6721, ext. 6132.
Whether you read, submit, join, or support, we hope you will get In The Write Mind . . .