About ~ The Monmouth Review
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Monmouth Review?

The Monmouth Review is the title of the Monmouth University community's literary and art magazine, published for over 45 years.  The magazine is currently published twice a year. Each issue is approximately sixty pages, with color.  Students can get involved in the magazine by submitting poems, short stories, essays, fiction, and drama, or by submitting photography, drawings, computer-generated art, and other forms of art.  Students can also get involved by reviewing submissions of literature and art, and by working on graphic design and production.

The Monmouth Review is also the name of the multi-disciplinary student organization that publishes the magazine and sponsors related activities, such as public readings and exhibitions, creative writing workshops, and guest speakers.

 Who can be involved with the Monmouth Review?

All Monmouth University students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni may submit and review submissions, and may attend the activities.  The public readings and exhibitions, as well as the guest speakers, are also open to the public.

I want to submit works for consideration.  How should I do it? 

All Monmouth University students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni are invited to submit for consideration poems, short stories, essays, fiction, drama, interviews, photography, drawings, computer-generated art, and other forms of two-dimensional art. 

To submit literary works, please send each work as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format to Professor Stanley Blair in the Department of English, at sblair@monmouth.edu.  To submit artwork, please contact Professor Karen Bright in the Department of Art and Design at 732-571-3523. 

Along with your submission, please include information about how you may be contacted, as well as a brief biographical note of up to fifty words.

How are submissions reviewed?

Submissions are typically reviewed by editorial boards consisting of interested students and faculty.  Literary submissions written in English are reviewed in the Department of English, Literary submissions written in Spanish, French, or Italian are reviewed in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.  Art submissions are reviewed in the Department of Art and Design.  Typically, each submission is reviewed by several people.  For example, a literary submission in English is usually reviewed by twelve to fifteen readers.

How do I get a copy of the magazine?

The Monmouth Review is distributed on campus twice a year, mainly on the academic half of campus in classroom buildings and the Student Center.  Copies are usually also available from the Department of English and the Department of Art and Design. 

Limited numbers of back issues are available from Professor Stanley Blair in the Department of English.  Archival copies of back issues can be found in the Library and in the English Department.  Photocopies of selected pages of back issues are available upon request.

Besides submitting and reviewing works, how else can students get involved?

The club's membership and activities extend far beyond just the publication.  Monmouth University undergraduate and graduate students from any department can be involved with the Monmouth Review's many activities.

The Review sponsors a variety of events on campus, including "Thursday Night Alternatives" and "Arts Nights," where students can display art work, play music, read literary works, act out dramatic scenes, do performance art and spoken word, and just hang out.  The Review also sponsors poetry readings throughout the academic year both on and off campus, as well as presentations by notable writers.  All of these activities are open to all students, free of charge.

To assist students in developing their creative writing, the Review sponsors creative writing workshops run by and for students, who get to give and receive comments on their writing from their peers in a supportive environment.  Many students who attend these workshops go on to submit their works to the magazine or even to enroll in the English Department's creative writing courses in poetry, prose, or drama, one of which is offered every semester.

The Review is currently developing an online web archive of past issues and an online version of the magazine, as well as a fiftieth anniversary retrospective anthology.   Throughout the year, there are also fund raising and social events.  The Review also co-sponsors readings and events with other student organizations, such as All Lifestyles Included, the Art Club, the English Honors Society, the African-American Studies Program, and WMCX radio.

In short, besides the magazine, students can also participate in and supervise public readings and exhibitions, creative writing workshops, guest speaker presentations, the Review web page, fund raising, public relations, and alumni outreach.

Students who review literary submissions are designated as Assistant Editors.  Those who supervise activities are designated as Associate Editors.  Oversight of the organization is done by a Managing Editor and an Editor-in-Chief, who manage the organization and function as liaisons with all involved departments and with the Student Government Association.

 

I have more questions.  Who should I contact?

If you have any questions about the Monmouth Review, or if you would like to get involved in the Review's many activities, please contact Dr. Blair at his office, Wilson Annex Room 505, or phone 732-571-3619.  You can also contact the staff though our e-mail address: review@monmouth.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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