The Creative Arts Club is an organization for all Kentucky State University students interested in literature and the creative arts. The major project for the club is producing the creative writing and arts magazine, The Kentucky River
. All issues of the magazine are printed using private funds (rather than University funds). The Creative Arts Club is solely responsible for the content of the magazine. For information about the Club, please contact the magazine editor, Kenyari Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous editions of the magazine are currently available in electronic version on the KSU website. The magazine is now published annually in the Spring.
The Kentucky River is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction and visual art from students, faculty and staff of Kentucky State University on a year-round basis. If you have something that you would like to have considered for inclusion in the 2004 issue, you can place a hard copy accompanied by a copy on floppy disk in the Kentucky River mailbox in Hathaway 317. You can also send written submissions as e-mail attachments to Dr. Fallon (email@example.com) or Dr. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not put your name on your submission; instead, put only the last four digits of your social security number on your submission and also include a separate sheet which tells us the title of your submission(s), your social security number, your name, your phone number and your e-mail address. Please identify yourself as a student on this separate sheet if you would like to be considered for one of the awards (see below). Written submissions must be word-processed, printed on plain white paper and set in Times New Roman or Arial font or submitted electronically (disk or e-mail attachment). Please submit no more than three poems and/or two pieces of prose per issue. If you are submitting visual art, please limit yourself to three pieces.
Submissions using Blackboard:
Students can also submit to the magazine using the Blackboard site for the Creative Arts Club and the Center for Excellence in Creative Writing (which is in the process of being established at KSU). This web space is to be used as a place for students, faculty and staff to submit materials for possible inclusion in the 2004 edition of the Kentucky River magazine and also for a place where students interested in creative writing can post and get feedback on their works.
To submit materials for consideration for publication in the magazine using Blackboard, go to http:blackboard.kysu.edu (note: there is no “www” in the address) and log in using “kentucky” as the username and “river” as the password (all lower case and without the quotation marks). Then just click the link for the Kentucky River magazine (under “Organizations” on the right side of the page). Once you are , click the Tools button to the left, then click the link that says Digital Drop Box. Please attach your work using the same procedure as attaching a file to an e-mail message: click the "send file" button in the drop box and browse to find the file that you want to send (acceptable formats: Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Rich Text Format or plain text). Please do not include your name on any of your submitted works; instead, put the last four digits of your student number (social security number) on the top of the document. Then also send a separate document with your personal information: in the "title" box, type in your last four digits; in the "comments" box, type your name, titles of the works submitted, and your e-mail address and/or phone number. Also identify yourself as a student if you want to be eligible for one of our prizes (see details by clicking the information button).
To submit your works in progress to get some feedback, click on the "Discussion Board" link on the left and post your work as a new "thread." Just copy and paste your work from a word-processing program.
If you have any questions about using this program, contact Peter Smith by e-mail: email@example.com
The Kentucky River awards the Richard Taylor Creative Writing Award to the best student-written piece, poetry or prose, as chosen by a panel of creative writing faculty. The Alexander/Leadingham Visual Art Award is given to the best student visual art piece. Award-winning submissions are identified as such in the issue, and each of the winners receives a $50 cash award.