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Etchings Literary & Fine Arts Magazine

About Etchings Literary & Fine Arts Magazine

Etchings was the result of a revamping of University of Indianapolis’ former literary magazine, Tusitala, in 1989. After a student contest was held, the magazine was renamed Etchings. Organized and developed by students with the supervision and guidance of faculty members, a new issue was produced each year. In 2013, Etchings moved to being produced twice a year. Since the revamping in ’89, Etchings restored the emphasis on the initial intentions of the university’s literary and fine arts magazine showcasing the works of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Each semester, the students in Etchings work together to create the magazine in ENGL 379. They not only learn how to develop a literary magazine by assessing submissions and creating designs for the finished copy, but also learn how to market and promote the magazine on campus and through social media.

Now, thirty issues later, we celebrate the work that students and faculty put into many generations of the magazine.

Etchings celebrates the launch of issue 30.1 in the Krannert Memorial Library’s Blue Law Room, December 2017.

Etchings celebrates the launch of issue 30.2 during UIndy Day at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis, April 2018.

 

Current Issue
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Etchings 31.2

Spring 2019

Submit Your Work to Etchings Literary & Fine Arts Magazine

UIndy undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to submit poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction essays, visual materials, and audio submissions (original music or spoken word) to Etchings.

Deadlines are generally during the fourth week of the fall and winter terms (September and February). Watch our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) for announcements of calls for submission deadlines and launch party dates.

We use a blind submission process at Etchings, and we appreciate your help with this process. Please do not include your name or identifying information within your pieces/your pieces files. You will provide your contact information within your Submittable account when you submit your pieces. When you are ready to submit your work, visit etchings.submittable.com for more details.

 

About Submissions

We encourage you to check out a past issue for examples of poetry, prose, visual art pieces, bios, and artist statements. If you have any questions or trouble using Submittable, please email the editors at uindyetchings@gmail.com.

Visual Art

  • Submit up to 5 pieces of graphic art in .jpg format.
  • Please make sure that your files are at least 600 ppi for color and 300 ppi for black/white.
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file’s name (your title(s) will do).
  • When you upload your file(s) in Submittable, please use the file’s name.
  • Let us know if your pieces are part of a series.
  • Please include an artist’s statement for each piece (each no more than 100 words).
  • Please include a bio that you’d love to see published in our magazine.
Poetry
  • Submit up to 5 poems (no greater than 10 pages each).
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file’s name. Label your file(s) with the submission title(s).
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file’s name.
  • Please include a writer’s statement for each piece (each no more than 100 words) that shares the process, inspiration, and/or themes.
  • Please include a bio that you’d love to see published in our magazine.

Short Stories

  • Submit up to 3 short stories (of no more than 5,000 words each).
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file’s name (your title will do).
  • When you upload your file(s) to Submittable, please use the file’s name.
  • Please include a writer’s statement for each piece (each no more than 100 words) that shares the process, inspiration, and/or themes.
  • Please include a bio that you’d love to see published in our magazine.

Creative Nonfiction Essays

  • Submit up to 3 creative nonfiction essays (no more than 5,000 words each).
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file’s name (your title will do).
  • When you upload your file(s) to Submittable, please use the file’s name(s).
  • Please include a writer’s statement for each piece (each no more than 100 words) that shares the process, inspiration, and/or themes.
  • Please include a bio that you’d love to see published in our magazine.

Audio Files (Original Music or Spoken Word)

  • Submit up to 5 pieces of musical compositions and/or spoken word/slam poetry in .mp3 file format.
  • Please submit a separate form for each piece (so, up to 5 forms/submissions for the audio file category).
  • Please include only 1 song/poem in a file.
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file’s name (your title will do).
  • If a music composition, we hope you will include the score to your song in a separate file. Please do not include your name as part of your score or as part of your file’s name. Label your file with the submission title.
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file’s name.
  • Please include a bio that you’d love to see published in our magazine.
  • Please include a composers/writer’s statement for each piece (each no more than 100 words) that shares the process, inspiration, and/or themes.
Magazine Archive

Issue 31-present

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Etchings 31.2

Spring 2019

 

Click here to hear this issue’s audio submissions in spoken word and musical composition!

 

Click here to view the sheet music for this issue’s musical compositions!

31.1
Etchings 31.1

Fall 2018

Issue 26-30

30.2
Etchings 30.2

Spring 2018

30.1
Etchings 30.1

Fall 2017

29.2
Etchings 29.2

Spring 2017

29.1
Etchings 29.1

Fall 2016

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Etchings 28.2

Spring 2016

28.1
Etchings 28.1

Fall 2015

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Etchings 27.2

Spring 2015

27.1
Etchings 27.1

Fall 2014

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Etchings 26.2

Spring 2014

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Etchings 26.1

Fall 2013

Issue 21-25

Issue 16-20

Issue 11-15

Issue 6-10

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Etchings 9

1997

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Etchings 8

1996

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Etchings 7

1995

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Etchings 6.2

1994

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