Hopkinsville Community Colleges literary magazine, The Round Table, will be accepting
submissions of original poetry, prose, or artwork through 4:30 p.m., Friday, February
28 for its 2014 issue. The magazines editorial staff welcomes work from anyone in
the HCC service area, which includes: Christian, Caldwell, Todd, Trigg, and Logan
counties in Kentucky; Fort Campbell; and Stewart, Montgomery, and Robertson counties
in Tennessee as well as employees and students from Austin Peay University.
As in past years, selected contributors to the magazine will read from their work
at the annual Round Table Readings and Literary Awards Ceremony held in HCCs Round
Table Literary Park at noon on Thursday, May 1. During the event, the 48th edition
of the Round Table will be unveiled, along with the announcement of the 2014 Round
Table Literary Awards and the Roger Selvidge Memorial Art Awards.
Retired HCC instructor Frances G. Thomas along with a group of HCC honor students
first published the Round Table in 1966.
2014 Submission Guidelines for The Round Table Literary Magazine
All submissions will be judged anonymously. No name should appear anywhere on the
submitted work; however, students below college age should mark each submission in
the upper right-hand corner with the students grade level (elementary, middle, or
high school) so that they can be judged accordingly and considered for the appropriate
Each person submitting work should also include a single note card with name, address,
phone number, and the titles of all works being submitted by that person on one side
of the card. On the other side, provide phone or email contact information as well
as a few sentences of biographical information for the contributors page, should the
work be chosen for inclusion. If the submitters name is not gender-specific, please
make sex clear so that representation will be correct. This card should be clipped
to combine submissions, so it can be removed before the staff views the works. Submission
should not be stapled together.
Non-electronic submissions should include a single, self-addressed, stamped envelope,
so that submitter can be notified of the status of their submission. One self-addressed
stamped envelope is sufficient for multiple entries.
Poetry: Submit up to 10 pages of original poetry (and no more than 10 poems) on any
subject, in any style. Poetry submissions must be typed and single-spaced unless another
visual presentation is preferred. Please use a plain font for readability.
Prose (fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essay): Submit up to 30 pages of prose:
either a single 30-page story (or non-fiction piece) or several briefer pieces not
to exceed a total of 30 pages. Novel excerpts (of no more than 30 pages) are discouraged
unless they can stand alone as complete, satisfying pieces of writing. Essays written
for school assignments, such as book reports, are discouraged unless that essay can
stand up as a work of literature on its own. Prose submissions must be typed and double-spaced.
For logistical reasons, it is preferred that prose pieces be submitted electronically.
Prose Poems/Sudden Fiction/Fables: Brief prose pieces can be submitted as fiction
or poetry. They must be typed and double-spaced.
Artwork: Up to 10 original pieces may be submitted electronically. Artwork must be
easily reproduced with high-contrast material such as pen-and-ink drawings, black
amp; white photographs, collages, or block prints (woodcut, monoprint, etc). Digital
images may be submitted on a disk or e-mailed to the address below. Digital files
should be at least 600 dpi.
All written materials must be typed, and that no names should appear on any submissions,
unless a work of visual art is already signed. Handwritten submissions will not be
considered, and no written materials can be returned. A person may submit work in
more than one categoryor all of them. Submissions can be submitted via email to email@example.com,
dropped off at the main desk of the HCC Library, or mailed directly:
The Round Table c/o Brett Ralph
Hopkinsville Community College
P.O. Box 2100
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2100
For additional information, contact Brett Ralph at (270) 707- 3890 or firstname.lastname@example.org