Symposium and Semicolon FAQ

The Symposium and the SemiColon are the creative and academic Arts student journals published by the AHSC, the Arts and Humanities Student Council biannually.

Q: What is the Symposium?

A: The Symposium is the arts based journal where you can publish your short stories, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

Q: Why should I submit my creative work to Symposium?

A: Having your work published is not only a great experience to prepare you for future academic publications (especially if you are requested to edit your work a bit), but it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your creative talents and poetic writing style!

Q: What is the Symposium selection process like?

A: The AHSC Pubs committee reads through each creative submission and selects those for publication from all types of genres based on depth of characters, vividness of setting, use of symbolism, smooth word choice, effective dialog (when present), and proper grammar.  Submissions should be in Times new Roman font, size 12 and double spaced.

Q: What is the Semicolon?

A: The Semicolon is your go-to journal to submit your A-level arts-related essays for publication.

Q: Why should I submit my papers to Semicolon?

A: Having your work published is not only a great experience to prepare you for future creative publications (especially if you are requested to edit your work a bit), but it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the hard work you’ve already done for class and share it with the Western Community.  Plus, publishing always looks great on your Curriculum Vitae!

Q: What is the Semicolon selection process like?

A: The Semicolon as a rule accepts papers that are A-level, and evaluates submissions based on originality and clarity of thesis, depth and strength of arguments, proper grammar, and proper integration of quotations into the text.

Q: How can I submit my works to either of these journals?

A: Although this term’s publications have already been published, you can find out when AHSC sends out new requests for next term on their Facebook page!

Q: Where can I learn more about these two journals?

A: Right here, on the AHSC website, especially on their submission guidelines page!

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