The Nighthawk Review, Utah State University Eastern’s long-running literary magazine, has extended its call for submissions for one extra week—poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama submissions are now due on March 7. All submissions (and questions) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions should include basic contact information for the writer and no more than four to six poems or eight pages of prose. Submitting to The Nighthawk Review is open to USU Eastern students (as well as creative writing students from the USU regional campus system) and it has, over the years, featured fantastic work from students as well as striking cover art.
Dr. Jason Olsen, associate professor of English, has been the adviser for the literary magazine for 10 years and is excited about this year’s issue. “It’s exciting for me because this will be the tenth issue I’ve been lucky enough to help students with and I’m energized by the editors this year and the quality of the submissions we’ve already received. I can’t wait to see what else we’ll get,” he said.
Olsen is quick to point out, however, that he doesn’t make the final decisions on what gets into the magazine. “All decisions on content are made by my editors. And this year’s group of editors: Samantha Bradley, Sky Jensen, Katielyn Kanteris, Ashelynn Mele, Brianna Richie and Shawn Smith—are terrific. I trust they’ll make great choices.”
But the editors, Olsen continued, can’t make great choices without great things to choose from. “I hope all students who have something they’re considering to send in will send it in. This is a great opportunity that student writers shouldn’t pass up.”