October 2012 Archives

Submit Your Work

Ivory Tower is now accepting the scribblings and creative expressions of undergraduate writers, artists, musicians, and anything else you feel like deeming yourself.

Think you have something you want to share with the undergrad community? We want you to scour through those doodles and class notes for your best art, poetry and short stories. (Even the famous boy-wizard got his start on a coffee shop napkin!)

Just stick to a few guidelines on length and quality to help us give you the best product we can. Please be sure to read them over before you submit, and let your creativity flow!

Create. Share. Get Published.

Note: Ivory Tower no longer accepts submissions via email. Please use Submittable to submit your work.

Guidelines Specific to Genre:

Comprehensive list of our genre guidelines

SUBMIT FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY, VISUAL ARTWORK VIA Submittable.
Include your name, contact information, and a brief bio in the designated space for a bio/cover letter.

We will carefully consider each submission and decisions will be made only after a lot of brow wrinkling and chin stroking.

We thank you from the bottom of our little hearts for your interest in Ivory Tower,

The Ivory Tower Staff

Ivory Tower: Coming to a Creative Writing Class Near You!

Going into creative writing classes to talk about Ivory Tower is exciting and new because, for many young writers in these classes, Ivory Tower is exciting and new.

During my first class visit, I scribbled and scrawled magazine information on one of Lind's formerly black boards and currently glimmering white boards while the writers gathered into an inclusive circle of desks, no doubt preparing to share, read, listen, and respond. The instructor entered the room energetically and invited me to tell the students how to submit their work to Ivory Tower. I told them that Ivory Tower is a student-run magazine only for undergraduates' writing, sponsored by the University of Minnesota English Department. I told them that we accept pretty much any form of creative expression in visual and written art. I told them that they can send questions to ivory@umn.edu and that submitting is easy via https://ivorytower.submittable.com/submit.

The class instructor was almost as excited as I was as she told the class about the great writers that have worked for or submitted to Ivory Tower (Garrison Keillor and Patrica Hampl... just to name a few). We talked about how great of an opportunity this is for emerging writers to land their first publication and to be involved in a lasting literary tradition in the Twin Cities.

Then the visit was over, and I walked out the door; before it swung shut, I heard the instructor urge her class again even more strongly to submit. And they should--and so should you. Because submitting it to Ivory Tower is one of the best ways to gain affirmation and exposure for the beautiful work that students create; doesn't it deserve to be heard?

Submit your work by the deadline - December 1, 2012!

Ivory Tower is now accepting the scribblings and creative expressions of undergraduate writers, artists, musicians, and anything else you feel like deeming yourself.

Think you have something you want to share with the undergrad community? We want you to scour through those doodles and class notes for your best art, poetry and short stories. (Even the famous boy-wizard got his start on a coffee shop napkin!)

Just stick to a few guidelines on length and quality to help us give you the best product we can. Please be sure to read them over before you submit, and let your creativity flow!

Create. Share. Get Published.

Note: Ivory Tower no longer accepts submissions via email. Please use Submittable to submit your work.

Guidelines Specific to Genre:

Comprehensive list of our genre guidelines

SUBMIT FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY, VISUAL ARTWORK VIA Submittable.
Include your name, contact information, and a brief bio in the designated space for a bio/cover letter.

We will carefully consider each submission and decisions will be made only after a lot of brow wrinkling and chin stroking. A notification of publication status will be sent for each submission before the end of February, providing advice for revision, a request for author and staff member co-editing, or just a hearty pat on the back. Once accepted for publication, your piece may appear in our yearly magazine, newspaper supplements, and/or website.

We thank you from the bottom of our little hearts for your interest in Ivory Tower,

The Ivory Tower Staff

2012-2013 Ivory Tower Staff

Ivory Tower is pleased to present to you the staff for the 2013-2014 year. These titles do not completely bind us to their definitions as we work collectively in whatever capacity necessary to  bring the Ivory Tower to you. 

Editors in Chief

Eric Best

Lauryn Heineman

Paul Wagner


Managing Editors

Cassandra King

Teddi Marzofka

Lyly Nguyen


Art Editors

Eliza Baker

Erica Crooker

Chelsea Gortmaker

Wendy Xiong


Fiction Editors

Valerie Arndt

Parker Lemke

Shawn Putnam

Ahnika White


Poetry Editors

Brianna Ives

Alyssa LeFebre

Jessica Troyan


Nonfiction Editors

Delaney Churchwell

Phoebe Stephan


Design Managers

Eliza Baker

Wendy Xiong


Copyeditors

Delaney Churchwell

Phoebe Stephan

Jessica Troyan

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