To promote and reward student creativity in poetry, prose, art, photography, theatre and foster discourse of these mediums both inside and outside of the York College community.
What is the York Review?
The York Review is York College’s only literary publication that showcases student-produced creative works. The York Review commonly accepts short stories, poems, one-act plays, essays or short memoirs, digital photography, paintings, sculpture and other art mediums; however, the York Review is also open to emerging genres. The York Review is generously made possible by the English and Humanities Department, in addition to independent fundraising by our staff. The publication is the primary focus of the organization and is actively produced between December and March of the academic year, but the organization also promotes public readings of original work by hosting poetry readings and other related events.
The York Review is produced by the fall semester Literary Publishing course at York College of Pennsylvania.
Who Produces the York Review?
Quite simply—York College students. The York Review strives to provide an accurate reflection of YCP students in the publication. While the magazine has certainly had a tendency to be a sole work of the English and Humanities department, the York Review is on its way to becoming inclusive of the entire student body. We are recruiting students within each of the various disciplines on campus to serve on staff and submit creative works for publication. Our current issue is certainly more diverse than past issues, and we endeavor to pursue this direction in future productions.
More specifically, the York Review staff sees the production process through— from submissions to printing. The staff is responsible for:
- Recruiting submissions from various academic departments
- Reviewing and selecting submissions
- Copyediting the magazine
- Creating a general vision for the issue
- Compiling a digital copy of the magazine
- Arranging printing of the magazine
- Distributing the publication
- Hosting public poetry readings
- Raising additional funds to enable the printing process
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