WVU Tech literary magazine, Image, has been in production since 1965 and features written work and visual art from student, faculty and staff contributors.
The magazine launches its newest issue today, November 18, at 6 p.m. in COBE 117. Contributors will read excerpts from their submissions and discuss their art during the event, which is open to all members of the WVU Tech community, their friends and their families.
The 2014 issue features the written and visual work of 19 contributors, including essays, poems, photographs and visual art.
“It remains one of my favorite projects here as an English professor because it allows me to appreciate the very talented writers and artists at our institution,” said Dr. Barko in a foreword to the 2014 issue. “I am so proud of all the students who have work published in the magazine this year, and I hope they will all pursue their artistic talents beyond the publication of this magazine.”
Even as the magazine’s newest issue starts circulation, Image is accepting submissions for the 2015 issue. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to submit works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, class essays, creative writing, paintings, sculpture, drawings, photos or any other creative written or visual work. Submissions should be emailed as attachments to Dr. Barko.
Contributors can work with Dr. Barko or Rachel Bragg, English professor and Image co-editor, on written submissions. Students hoping to submit written work can also see a writing specialist in the Student Success Center for help with their submissions.
Image features a wide variety of student work, but Dr. Barko stressed that the magazine is open to faculty and staff as well.
“We want more faculty and staff involvement with the magazine, too. It would be wonderful to have more submissions from these folks,” said Dr. Barko.
Readers can pick up a copy of the magazine at COBE 340.