From Gibbs to Tarpon Springs, the members of Saint Petersburg College have something to offer that merits attention and analysis. They explore and succeed as artists, writers, academics, researchers, photographers – the studies and skills are myriad.
In solidarity with these passions and accomplishments comes Meta, the interdisciplinary journal intended to launch come the end of spring term 2012. Its funding originates with the winning of the 2011 Silverberg Endowment for Academic Excellence Grant.
The journal will include creative writing, poetry, photography, visual art, research, and beyond. Meta will be absent of unnecessary censorship and indulgent editing – it will be the forum for creativity and critical thought that its contributors have long deserved within their own college.
Students, faculty, alumni, and staff are encouraged to submit their works and creations for inclusion in the journal.
But why would anyone do that, anyway?
The superior question may be why one would not – human expression is a component of culture that celebrates itself. It inspires and discourages – it can build and destroy. The power of such work is undeniable in both history and modern life; rather than place it on a pedestal of pretension, Meta is designed to represent the achievements of those who innovate and dive against the grain, be it through the written word or the lens, the laboratory or the brush.
Information on Meta can be found on the newly-created web page.
Submission guidelines, as well as where and how to submit, can be read on its corresponding page.
Artists interested in creating an “official” logo with Meta can find out the stipulations and incentives here.
The journal can only be what we make it – it depends on the will and support of the SPC body; it is reliant on you and me.
~Zachary Tomlinson, Editor