“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
Interested in joining the Editorial Team or simply have questions about submitting your work? Please contact us by: -visiting Ms. Williams in Room 139 -emailing Ms. Williams at email@example.com -coming to a club meeting (the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month) -or speaking with one of the Editorial Team (please see the "About" page for more information on our members).
How do I become an editor for Crossroads Creative Magazine? First, come to a meeting and meet the team. We are always looking for more help and you may have the skills we need to make this magazine even better! You can learn about the workings of our magazine and find an area to specialize in. Of course, this always looks great on a resume!!
When does Crossroads Creative Magazine meet? We meet on the first and the third Wednesday of every month. Occasionally, there will be additional meetings, but these will always be announced during the lunch waves and posted visibly. Our meetings are generally held in Room 139 with Ms. Williams, though we will meet occasionally in the library, auditorium, or film studio.
What if I just want to submit my work? Of course! We encourage everyone to submit work even if you can't commit to being an editor for the magazine.
Will we ever have time to work on our art during meetings? Yes!! Much of our time will be devoted to editing and revising our work. We can help each other out with many aspects of our art from the brainstorming to the finalizing. Writing workshops, video editing, peer review, and quiet work time is always available for students who need the time to create!
How do I submit my work? Preferably, you should come to a meeting to discuss your options with the advisor or editors. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can simply meet with the advisor (Ms. Williams in Room 139) to complete a Submission Card and coordinate a time to submit your work for consideration.
What can I submit? If you've come this far, you know that we collect creative works from a wide variety of media: print, image, video and audible content. Perhaps the only restriction will be on how to physically submit work to an electronic forum (again, come to a meeting to see how this works). A better question might be...
What can I not submit? We firmly believe in Freedom of Speech, but we are in a high school and must follow the policies as stated in the East Hartford High School Student Handbook. We do not tolerate hate speech, bullying, or any version of this activity. Additionally, we must be careful about content that may offend or potentially cross the line into inappropriateness. If you have material that you want to submit but may be questionable in content, we will always defer to the principal for final say.
I'm a little shy... do I have to have my name on my work? Understandable. All submissions must be accompanied by a Submission Card that contains name, contact information, and submission type and title. HOWEVER, all submissions selected by the magazine can be published ANONYMOUSLY. Only the advisor and editors must know the artist's personal information.
If you have more questions, please do come to one of our meetings! We always love to talk to artists!
“Creative people usually enjoy not only their work but also the many other activities in their lives.” ― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention