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Surprise! We’ve Extended the Deadline!

typewriterHey writers and artists, we have a surprise for you!  Mark those calendars again, because 13th Floor Magazine has decided to extend our submission deadline for upcoming Issue 3 to Monday, April 14th.  This has been a wildly busy semester, jam packed with tests, projects, work, and trying to make time to write for ourselves in addition to everything else on our plate.  We thought everyone could use a bit more time fine-tuning their works intended for submission, which inevitably ended up on the back burner because of other necessary responsibilities.  So, if you didn’t get a chance to submit your creative, original works of fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essay, micro fiction, poetry, or art, now is the time to do it.  We have a number of submitted work already, but always want more.  There is an impressive amount of creativity at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and we want everyone to have an opportunity to show themselves through their passion.  Please see below for exactly how to submit your final work to us.  Best of luck, and happy writing!

 

Submission Format

  • All files should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtx formats
  • Do not put your name in the document.  Do not put your name in the filename. Please use only the title of your work in the filename.  This is very important to us as we want to maintain a fair and unbiased selection process for each of our submissions.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include a brief biography.  You can write whatever you’d like, but feel free visit our Meet the Staff page if you need some ideas.  If your submission is chosen for publication, your biography will be included in the magazine as well.  Remember, the biography needs to be in the body of your e-mail, NOT your submitted work.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in standard fonts Times New Roman or Arial.  
  • Be sure to thoroughly edit your work for spelling and grammar errors so you can represent your best work possible.  If you need editing assistance, don’t hesitate to use campus services like the Writing Center.
  • If you would like more tips on professionally formatting your document, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

E-mail Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, e-mail it to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com Remember, include your biography in your e-mail!

If You Are an Educator

Please encourage your students to submit their best work. It’s a great way to get experience submitting professionally, and may result in publishing credits! Your help is crucial to making our campus magazine a success!

The Deadline is Finally Here!

submissionsHey, UNO writers!  The Issue 3 submission deadline is today, March 31st.  If you have yet to send in your original, creative works of fiction, non-fiction, essay, micro fiction, poetry, photography, or any form of art, you have the rest of today to do so.  We are very excited that we are able to showcase the work of our fellow classmates.  There is a wide range of creative talent on campus, which we value greatly as it has allowed 13th Floor Magazine to experience continuous growth.  Hopefully, you have already submitted your work, but if not, please see the submission guidelines below.  Thank you to those of you who have already sent in your work to be reviewed for publication.  Issue 3 will be released before long, and we’re looking forward to filling it’s pages with unique new pieces of creativity.

 

Submission Format

  • All files should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtx formats
  • Do not put your name in the document.  Do not put your name in the filename. Please use only the title of your work in the filename.  This is very important to us as we want to maintain a fair and unbiased selection process for each of our submissions.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include a brief biography.  You can write whatever you’d like, but feel free visit our Meet the Staff page if you need some ideas.  If your submission is chosen for publication, your biography will be included in the magazine as well.  Remember, the biography needs to be in the body of your e-mail, NOT your submitted work.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in standard fonts Times New Roman or Arial.  
  • Be sure to thoroughly edit your work for spelling and grammar errors so you can represent your best work possible.  If you need editing assistance, don’t hesitate to use campus services like the Writing Center.
  • If you would like more tips on professionally formatting your document, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

E-mail Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, e-mail it to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com Remember, include your biography in your e-mail!

If You Are an Educator

Please encourage your students to submit their best work. It’s a great way to get experience submitting professionally, and may result in publishing credits! Your help is crucial to making our campus magazine a success!

Need Inspiration For Your Submissions?

calvinandhobbeswritersblock1There are only three weeks left to get your submissions in for Issue 3 of 13th Floor Magazine!  Hopefully, all of you talented writers are able to find time to create work ready for publication, but it can be tough with a semester full of tests, projects, homework, and jobs.   As the March 31st deadline creeps closer, those of you who have not been able to create that perfect piece may be worried.   It is understandable to feel this way when preparing to showcase yourself as a writer, but there are plenty of things you can do to help get inspired.  If you have been feeling bogged down with homework, dedicate ten minutes a day to write a paragraph about…anything.  Time limits might not be your forte, so shoot for a page or two each night before bed.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center website has great information on various writing techniques, including a helpful video on webbing.  To watch, click here.  For other information on writing assistance from the UNC Writing Center, click here.  Sometimes, all it takes is a day outside.  With all the nice weather in the forecast for this week, find a quiet spot on campus to write about what you see or what you hear.  Look up a new word each day and include it in your next prompt.  There are plenty of ways to get yourself writing, even just for a little while.  We look forward to receiving even more submissions and wish you all the best of luck as you create your original works of fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essay, micro fiction, poetry, or art.  Happy writing!

Submission Format

  • All files should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtx formats
  • Do not put your name in the document.  Do not put your name in the filename. Please use only the title of your work in the filename.  This is very important to us as we want to maintain a fair and unbiased selection process for each of our submissions.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include a brief biography.  You can write whatever you’d like, but feel free visit our Meet the Staff page if you need some ideas.  If your submission is chosen for publication, your biography will be included in the magazine as well.  Remember, the biography needs to be in the body of your e-mail, NOT your submitted work.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in standard fonts Times New Roman or Arial.  
  • Be sure to thoroughly edit your work for spelling and grammar errors so you can represent your best work possible.  If you need editing assistance, don’t hesitate to use campus services like the Writing Center.
  • If you would like more tips on professionally formatting your document, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

E-mail Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, e-mail it to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com Remember, include your biography in your e-mail!

If You Are an Educator

Please encourage your students to submit their best work. It’s a great way to get experience submitting professionally, and may result in publishing credits! Your help is crucial to making our campus magazine a success!

Issue 3 Submission Deadline Is Approaching Fast!

submissionsAs we begin our last week of February, we are quickly approaching our halfway mark of this spring semester.  It seems almost unreal how swiftly time has slipped away.  That being said, the Issue 3 submission deadline is also rearing its head.  March 31st is the very last day to send in your work, which is only five short weeks away.  If you have not yet submitted your original, creative works of fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essay, micro fiction, poetry, or art, please do so sooner rather than later.   This past Halloween, we learned about the legend of the evil Deadline, a monster just waiting to take victims who forgot to submit his or her work to 13th Floor Magazine.  All Hallow’s Eve has come and passed, but Deadline is still out there…waiting.  For those of you who are non-believers, click here if you want a refresher of what happened last fall.

If you have not submitted to 13th Floor Magazine before and are curious about what we publish, or are simply interested in previous Issues, Issue 1 and Issue 2 are available for purchase.  Both Issues contain truly remarkable talent from students right here at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

We are very excited to receive more submissions for upcoming Issue 3, so please encourage your friends and classmates who have a passion and talent for writing to send us their work today!

Submission Format

  • All files should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtx formats
  • Do not put your name in the document.  Do not put your name in the filename. Please use only the title of your work in the filename.  This is very important to us as we want to maintain a fair and unbiased selection process for each of our submissions.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include a brief biography.  You can write whatever you’d like, but feel free visit our Meet the Staff page if you need some ideas.  If your submission is chosen for publication, your biography will be included in the magazine as well.  Remember, the biography needs to be in the body of your e-mail, NOT your submitted work.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in standard fonts Times New Roman or Arial.  
  • Be sure to thoroughly edit your work for spelling and grammar errors so you can represent your best work possible.  If you need editing assistance, don’t hesitate to use campus services like the Writing Center.
  • If you would like more tips on professionally formatting your document, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

E-mail Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, e-mail it to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com Remember, include your biography in your e-mail!

If You Are an Educator

Please encourage your students to submit their best work. It’s a great way to get experience submitting professionally, and may result in publishing credits! Your help is crucial to making our campus magazine a success!

Great Feedback at the Involvement Fair!

typewriter1Last week at the Student Involvement Fair, we received a number of people interested in learning more about 13th Floor Magazine, and some who were interested in joining our team.  We couldn’t be more excited about such positive feedback!  The continued growth and support of this literary magazine has been made possible not only by our dedicated staff members, but to all of our readers, sponsors, and contributors.   It’s inspiring to see the passion for campus involvement at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a passion that will have considerable value even after the chapter on the college years comes to an end.

That being said, we love seeing our peers with literary talent shine beyond the classroom.  There are plenty of ways to get involved with writing all around Omaha.  For example, this coming Saturday, February 15th, the Joslyn Art Museum will host Poetry Out Loud.  This is a free event showcasing high school student works of poetry from different parts of Nebraska.  To learn more about Poetry Out Loud, click here.  Another exciting event happening on a monthly basis in our community is the OM Center Poetry Slam, emceed by Omaha’s very own poet, Matt Mason.  The winner of a 2013 Pushcart Prize, a 2013 Finalist for Nebraska State Poet, and the final guest of the UNO Writer’s Workshop Reading Series this past fall, Matt has dedicated some of his time to share his passion for poetry at the OM center.  To learn more about Matt Mason, click here. To learn more about the OM Center monthly Poetry Slam, click here.

Getting involved both on and off campus is a great outlet for all those readers and writers out there, so keep it up.  We appreciate seeing so much creativity from our classmates all around the city, and hope to see it continue to bloom.

As we are approaching March 31st submission deadline rapidly, be sure to get your submissions in soon!

Have You Started on Your Submissions Yet?

typewriterWe have received such wonderful feedback and great excitement for Issue 2, thanks to all of you, our readers.  As the semester moves forward, the important due dates and tasks sometimes creep up faster than expected.  The deadline for Issue 3 is March 31st, which will be here before you know it.  However, between group projects, work, late night study sessions, and extra curricular activities, it can be difficult to find time to write.  It is important to work it into your schedule, no matter how short of a time it may be.  Between classes, jot down a few sentences. Observe others on campus who are out of earshot and create a dialogue for them.   Scribble down a poem.  Design unique prompts that will get the though process flowing from one topic to the next.  Journal each night before turning in.  Whatever your preferred method, it doesn’t matter.  Just keep writing!  We are so eager to see what the future holds for Issue 3, and between the busy parts of every day life, we wish you the best while creating your original works of fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essays, micro fiction, poetry, and art.  So keep those pens moving and that keyboard clicking to get your submissions in today!       

Submission Format

  • All files should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtx formats
  • Do not put your name in the document.  Do not put your name in the filename. Please use only the title of your work in the filename.  This is very important to us as we want to maintain a fair and unbiased selection process for each of our submissions.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include a brief biography.  You can write whatever you’d like, but feel free visit our Meet the Staff page if you need some ideas.  If your submission is chosen for publication, your biography will be included in the magazine as well.  Remember, the biography needs to be in the body of your e-mail, NOT your submitted work.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in standard fonts Times New Roman or Arial.  
  • Be sure to thoroughly edit your work for spelling and grammar errors so you can represent your best work possible.  If you need editing assistance, don’t hesitate to use campus services like the Writing Center.
  • If you would like more tips on professionally formatting your document, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

E-mail Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, e-mail it to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com Remember, include your biography in your e-mail!

If You Are an Educator

Please encourage your students to submit their best work. It’s a great way to get experience submitting professionally, and may result in publishing credits! Your help is crucial to making our campus magazine a success!

Mark Your Calendars! Issue 3 Deadline is Coming Up Fast.

march31stdeadlineAlthough Issue 2 was released just last week, Issue 3 will be here before you know it.  Make sure to mark your calendars for March 31, as it is the last day to submit work for upcoming Issue 3 this fall.  Everyone is encouraged to submit their creative, original works of fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essay, micro fiction, poetry, or art.  We have had submissions from a wide variety of talented authors for the past two issues, and cannot wait to see what is in store for Issue 3.  There is no time to waste, get those submissions in today!

 

Submission Format

  • All files should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtx formats
  • Do not put your name in the document.  Do not put your name in the filename. Please use only the title of your work in the filename.  This is very important to us as we want to maintain a fair and unbiased selection process for each of our submissions.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include a brief biography.  You can write whatever you’d like, but feel free visit our Meet the Staff page if you need some ideas.  If your submission is chosen for publication, your biography will be included in the magazine as well.  Remember, the biography needs to be in the body of your e-mail, NOT your submitted work.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in standard fonts Times New Roman or Arial.  
  • Be sure to thoroughly edit your work for spelling and grammar errors so you can represent your best work possible.  If you need editing assistance, don’t hesitate to use campus services like the Writing Center.
  • If you would like more tips on professionally formatting your document, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

E-mail Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, e-mail it to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com Remember, include your biography in your e-mail!

If You Are an Educator

Please encourage your students to submit their best work. It’s a great way to get experience submitting professionally, and may result in publishing credits! Your help is crucial to making our campus magazine a success!

Issue 2 Submission Deadline: Oct 31st

Submit your work for Issue 2 now. Deadline is Oct 31st!

1838_517146578337229_1805674618_nWe are currently seeking submissions for Issue 2! We want to see your polished fiction, non-fiction, micro-fiction, poetry and other creative endeavors in our email inbox by October 31st, 2013.

Submission Format

  • Files should be in the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf
  • Do not put your name anywhere in the documentDo not put your name in the filename. Use the title of your work in the filename only. We read blind, so that our editors do not know the name of the submitter and our selection process is fair and unbiased.
  • Include a brief bio in the body of your email (NOT in your submission document file). How you write your bio is up to you, but you can look at our Meet The Staff page to get some ideas. If your submission is accepted for publication, it will be included in the magazine.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in a standard font such as Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Ensure your submission has been thoroughly edited for spelling and grammar so that it represents your best work possible. Remember, you can use campus services like the Writing Center.
  • For more tips on professionally formatting your document, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

Email Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, email it to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com. Don’t forget to include your bio in the body of your email!

If You Are an Educator

Please encourage your students to submit their best work. It’s a great way to get experience submitting professionally, and may result in publishing credits! Your help is crucial to making our campus magazine a success!

You can still get your copy of 13th Floor Magazine Issue 1 on Amazon.com for $9.99. The proceeds for all sales go directly toward making future issues more awesome!13th Floor Magazine is an ebook available exclusively on Amazon. If you don’t have a kindle ereader, you can get Amazon’s FREE Kindle app for your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or home PC. Visit Amazon to learn more.
 Good Luck!