Hey Olives,

WOW, that's an impressive amount of entries!

Submissions are now officially closed and currently being read through, but there's still the Flash Fiction Contest, which is due this Monday, December 6th. Results for all will be announced in January. Until we start accepting submissions for the Spring, here are a couple of outlets for your literary skills!

The Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Essay Contest (for Hunter Students)
500 words on “The Future”
Submit to Lewis Frumkes Director of the Writing Center CE no later than January 15th
First prize - $2500
Second prize - $500
Third prize - $250
Runners up - $100
Awards ceremony to be held in May
Essays will be judged on imagination, style, wit, and just good writing.
Please direct all questions to Lewis Frumkes at or call 212-772-4294

We had the pleasure of meeting Professor Frumkes while we were advertising for our recent open mic, and we encourage any Hunter writer to take part in what sounds like a great contest. Like us, the new Writing Center CE seems to be intent on cultivating a stronger writing community at Hunter. And how 'bout that prize money?

We were also recently approached by Marian Leitner, a Hunter alum involved in the production of a great new magazine called Explosion Proof. They are currently looking for all kinds of submissions, from writing to art, and also appear to be having a short story contest at the moment, awarding a first edition of The Old Man and the Sea and a feature in their magazine. Check their site for further details!

Important note to editors: come in to finish your editing/review your work, final meeting for each department will be:

Poetry: Friday, December 10th, 3:30 pm
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Saturday, December 11th, 12 pm
Art: Tuesday, December 14th ("Reading Day"), 12 pm

After the poetry meeting, if you're interested in hearing some great writing, join us at this NYU event/reading:

Emerging Writers Reading Series: Marie Howe, Guest Author
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Friday, December 10th, 2010

The reading is guaranteed to be a good time -- as is our Staff Appreciation Dinner (Mmm!), which will be on December 17th at 6 pm. All editors welcome.

The weather outside is frightful -- so bundle up your pimientos, Olives!

-Victoria & Jessica