Polis: a community center (Greek marketplace); a place where a community dialogue occurs; perhaps a sacred ground; Central Virginia Community College’s Journal of Literature and Art
Polis was created in the spring of 2003 when English Instructor Lana Vélez (then Lana Bowling) and a group of students decided that CVCC needed a literary journal. Thanks to the support of CVCC both financially and otherwise, Polis has expanded to include a print version of the journal and has incorporated more artwork and special features. For more information about history and purpose of Polis, click the “Purpose” link.
Polis accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art by CVCC students, staff, and faculty twice a year for its annual publication. Works are submitted with no name attached (names, titles, and contact information are provided on a separate cover sheet), and at least three Polis board members review each submission. All board members vote on artwork to be included. When works are submitted for consideration, writers and artists are giving permission to Polis to publish their works, but they maintain copyright. For information about submitting written works to Polis or serving on the board, contact Lana Velez (firstname.lastname@example.org). For information regarding art, contact John Lofaso (email@example.com).
Thanks to all members of the CVCC community who support this publication. We want to give a special thank-you to Donna Hobbs for initiating the student design contest.
For more information about polis, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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