Student Publications

The Novice

The Novice (formally Silver Reflections), the literary magazine of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, publishes original writing and artwork produced by members of the Silver Lake College community. It strives to produce a stimulating and fresh magazine that exhibits the best creative expressions of Silver Lake. Printed each spring, the journal is edited entirely by students. All work submitted is evaluated by an editorial staff under the guidance of faculty advisors. Writing is judged for its literary merit: originality of form or voice; thoughtful treatment of a theme; inspired use of an established form (i.e., sonnet, dramatic monologue, detective story); etc. Silver Reflections has a tradition of accepting a small number of unsigned written works because it understands the freedom anonymity affords writers' creativity and expression. Art submissions are directed to the College Art Program and are judged by the art editor and The Novice art faculty advisor.

Call for Artists

The staff of Silver Reflections is now accepting original works of art, poetry, and prose for the 2012-13 issue. Now in its 48th year of publication, Silver Reflections is a celebration of the diverse talent present within the Silver Lake College community. All submissions are chosen based on artistic or literary merit and must be received by December 18th, 2012 in order to be considered for inclusion. Don’t miss the chance to showcase your creativity, send your submission to Silver Reflections today!

Silver Reflections Volume 48
Poetry/Prose Submission Guidelines and Information

  1. All submissions must be the original work of a Silver Lake College student, faculty, staff, or alum.
  2. All submissions must be received by December 18th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. The authors of accepted submissions will be notified by e-mail no later than February 8th, 2013. Late submissions will not be considered for inclusion.
  3. All poetry and prose must be submitted as a Word document.
  4. Please use the title of the submission as the file name (example: silverreflections.doc).
  5. The name of the author should be omitted from the body of document in order to preserve anonymity during the selection process. The managing editor is the only individual with knowledge of the author’s identity in order to insure unbiased assessment.
  6. The authors of all accepted submissions will be invited to read an excerpt of his/her creative work as published in Silver Reflections at the Spring Symposium on April 5th, 2013. The magazine will be released to the public following the symposium presentation.
  7. A $25 prize will be awarded for both poetry and prose based upon literary merit.
  8. Maximum of seven poetry/prose submissions per person.

Artwork Submission Guidelines and Information

  1. All submissions must be the original work of a Silver Lake College student, faculty, staff, or alum.
  2. All submissions must be received by December 18th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. The artists of accepted submissions will be notified by e-mail no later than February 8th, 2013. Late submissions will not be considered for inclusion.
  3. All artwork should be submitted as a photograph or scan. Images must be submitted in JPEG format and must be no larger than 750 kilobytes (KB) per image.
  4. Please use the title of the submission as the filename. If a submission is untitled it should be labeled untitled followed by the first and last initials of the artist (example: untitledSR.jpeg). If an artist submits more than one piece of untitled work his/her initials should be followed by number (example: untitledSR1.jpeg, untitledSR2.jpeg, untitled3SRjpeg.)
  5. The name of the artist should be omitted from the scan or image in order to preserve anonymity during the selection process. The managing editor is the only individual with knowledge of the artist’s identity in order to insure unbiased assessment.
  6. All artists with work published in Silver Reflections will be invited to the release of the 2012-13 issue at the Spring Symposium, April 5th, 2013.
  7. One submission will be chosen and awarded a $25 prize based upon artistic merit.
  8. One submission will be selected and featured as the cover art.
  9. Maximum of seven artwork submissions per person.

Showcase your creativity in Silver Reflections!

Please complete and submit the form in its entirety, then e-mail your submission(s) to slc.reflections@gmail.com

If you have questions please contact Emilie Lindemann Ph.D, Assistant Professor of English, via email or phone at 920-686-1202.