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Looking for a place to showcase your magazine style writing?

Professor Kathleen Webber, an assistant professor of journalism, and  Nicole Mulvaney, a senior journalism and professional writing major at the College, have created this campus publication designed to showcase student work and provide an outlet to be published.

After passing through the editorial process, articles will be considered for a section on the site. You are encouraged you to submit articles on topics that interest you, and you may submit content you’ve written in your Magazine Writing class.

Please email all submissions to Nicole Mulvaney at tcnjjournal@gmail.com for editorial consideration.

You are encouraged to include two photos, either stock photos or those you’ve taken yourself, to add life to your piece and must include brief citations at the end as to where you found them.

*Please attach them to your email. DO NOT paste them into the document of your Word document because they are difficult to extract!

Just a few writer guidelines:

A short: a “how to,” a “best of,” a list piece or a short newsy piece with a very short intro paragraph followed by a chunks of material: tips/advice or blocks of info, or a straight article with a short lede and development paragraphs.

A profile: about someone worth spotlighting. What makes them interesting? Why should we be reading about them? This includes a polished lede that brings us into the story and creates interest, a nutgraf/billboard paragraph which sums up what we will be reading about (often contains the Five Ws), background info on the subject (sprinkled throughout), supporting interviews with quotes which give the reader a clear picture of the subject, anecdotes, dialogue, scenes, “sparkly” quotes that reveal feelings and an ending which can tie back to the lede and/or provides resolution.

An essay: that informs or enlightens readers about an idea that is external to the writer’s own life, including a place, event, experience or abstract idea like terrorism or stereotypes. It should analyze one of these ideas and should serve as a reflection that connects personal thoughts with actual facts and the writer’s perspectives/observations on it.

A feature: a human-interest article on a person, place, or event. It should be descriptive, colorful and thoughtful and cover topics in depth, going further than mere hard news coverage by explaining the most interesting and important elements of a situation or occurrence. They are not meant to report the latest breaking news, but rather delve deeper into a subject by bringing a human aspect to the issue, trend or controversy.

If you are interested in building your professional portfolio with clips for prospective employers, this is a great opportunity to have your work published.

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