Showing posts from September, 2010

Spot the typo in the picture and then this blog post.

If you've come by the office you've probably seen us puttering around and mumbling. Its a difficult time to be getting things in order. For me, things seem a lot harder this semester. Maybe I've been fucked by Hunter and gotten scabies. Something itches. I've been unable to really focus on anything. Instead of reading Faulkner for class, I've been reading Auster. Instead of reading the Cloud Corporation (Tim Donnelly) for Rumpus, I finished Bluets by Maggie Nelson. Instead of my own proofreading I've been finding typos in books.

This is not really a convenient time for me to be slacking off, but I've known nothing else in this brief life. As Reuben (former managing editor) would say- I need that "flame under my ass." I wrote today. I think it would be fair to say that some of the people in the office consider themselves writers, some don't, and some will not admit it until they're on their deathbed. I'm not really hung up on labels beca…


The above image is from the agenda sheet that managing editor Victoria made for our first staff meeting. As you can see- we have a pretty organized and aggressively anxious interest in the dates we discuss and our process of reaching out to the hiding creative artists in the Hunter community.
As you can see under our deadline caption in the margin to the right of this post: We have set a deadline for Fall 2010!
Plan on having everything ready to go by Friday, November 19th.
We had our first open house yesterday. Our next one will be on Wednesday, September 22.Like our previous post explained- we'd love if you'd drop by and say hi. Its important to keep the undergrad writing and artistic community together. Despite the odds working against us (room access, all the forms, no paid staff, being a student at Hunter) we have enough resources to be creative and functional (room access situation to improve, great organized people to handle those forms, staff that…

Open [Tree]houses

The time has come for The Olivetree Review's open [tree]houses! For all you lovely people who've emailed us, come by our office, or loitered by our door mesmerized, wondering how you can be a part of the OTR, this is your chance!

We'll be holding two open houses, one today (sorry for the late notice on that one) and one on Wednesday the 22nd. They'll both be in TH 212 from about 5 to 6pm, but we're always open to hanging out longer to mingle, get to know you, share each other's work, maybe even do one our free-writing sessions for the first time this semester, etc.

Come if you want to be an editor for any of our sections: poetry, fic/non-fic, or art, or if you just want to submit material and want to know more about the process before doing so. And we'll be putting out our first (of what we hope will be many) batch of submission contracts for you to pick up.

Come at whatever time works for you and spread the word. If you want to join our ranks and can't ma…