Anthology: A Student Forum for Prose, Poetry, and the Visual Arts publishes poems, short stories, creative non-fiction, scripts, musical scores, art, sculpture, and photographs – basically anything creative that can be scanned for publication. Tarleton State University has supported the creative endeavors of its students through the publication of Anthology since 1995.


Anthology began with a shared idea among Department of English faculty members Benedda Konvicka and Marilyn Robitaille and students Jimmy Hood and Cris Edwards. Seeing the need for Tarleton students to have an outlet for students’ creative works, the group submitted a proposal to the administration and requested publication funding. Within weeks, a budget was allocated and the solicitation of submissions began. Since 1995, over five hundred students have been published in the annual journal that appears every April. Corporate sponsorship provides three $100 Editors’ Choice Awards to recognize outstanding contributors. Creative Arts Day is held annually to celebrate the journal’s publication with a reception, book signing, and reading by an esteemed guest artist who has contributed a “guest commentary” to that year’s volume.

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Adjudication for publication occurs through blind electronic submissions. Each staff member reviews submissions independently and assigns a “grade” of one, two, or three. Discussions ensue at the editorial staff meetings to compare rankings and determine submission status.

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Anthology in The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed June 9, 2023.

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