Entries sought for Literary Review'
By By Steve Gillespie/staff writer
Jan. 10, 2002
On the heels of publishing its 30th "Literary Review" in November, Meridian Community College already is soliciting entries for this year's publication.
Traditionally composed of three divisions MCC, high school and community entries the new edition will be trimmed to the divisions of high school and community.
Writers can submit poetry, essays and short stories. First- second- and third-place winners in each division will receive cash prizes, provided by the MCC Foundation.
This marks the fourth year Steve Owen, MCC English instructor, has coordinated the project. He has worked on it for 12 years.
Owen said fewer divisions will not exclude anyone from entering. MCC students and staff will now compete in the community division.
Last year, Owen said, 120 poems were submitted in the high school division alone.
Again this year, MCC graphic design students will design the publication. The 2001 edition was the first year they took on the project "cover-to-cover," Owen said.
Kopf, a sophomore, was the student coordinator of the 2001 publication. She is scheduled to graduate in May from the graphics communication technology program.
Other graphics students who worked closely with Owen and the publication's printer, Willprint, were: John Doby, Matt Garner, Karl Green, Chris Hunter, Jennifer Houston, Leanne Jackson, Gwen McShephard, Kemo Scott, Keely Smith and Mark Quimby.
For the 2002 edition, MCC freshman Reanna Burkes will take over the student editorial duties.
Complimentary copies of the 2001 "Literary Review" are available in the Todd Library on the MCC campus and at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.