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JANUARY 22, 2014

Confluence literary journal wins national awards

Confluence, Three Rivers College's journal of student- and staff-submitted poetry, essays, and short fiction has won first place in the American Scholastic Press Association's Scholastic Yearbook and Journal Awards for 2013. The publication also won an award for best theme for 2013.

"I'm extremely proud of Confluence and the works it contains, and the fact that it's now getting national recognition is such an added bonus," said Gregory Snell, instructor of English at Three Rivers and the publication's faculty advisor. "We have students, faculty, and staff who work very hard on the journal, so it's rewarding to have that effort recognized."

The journal is published by the college's English department every year and contains essays, short fiction, and poetry from Three Rivers' students, faculty, and staff. A panel of student readers selects the works for each year's Confluence from the submitted works. Each year has a different visual theme, which is illustrated by Mark Sanders, the college's English department chair.

"This kind of publication is very important for the college," said Snell. "Confluence is a mirror that reflects the creative activity on our campus. As others read the works of their peers it can encourage them to share their own writing as well as inspire them to attempt something new."

Confluence is now accepting submissions for its 2014 issue. The journal accepts short fiction, essays, and poetry from students, faculty, and staff at Three Rivers. Submissions must be no longer than 750 words, maximum three submissions per entrant. Entries should be sent to Gregory Snell at gsnell@trcc.edu. Deadline for submission is February 7. The 2014 issue will be distributed on April 15 at the college's annual Open-Mic Poetry Night.
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