Wreck to give lessons in literary life

A new all-student literary magazine with a catchy title is coming to UBC in the new year.

Wreck magazine will feature the best in UBC student creative writing and visual art.

"We know many students write fiction, poetry and drama. We want to give them a chance to be published in a professional quality magazine," says Pam Galloway, Wreck's editor and a Creative Writing graduate student.

"We're also looking for artwork and photographs that will reproduce well in black and white."

The production of Wreck is part of a master's level course launched in 1997 which is aimed at teaching both the theory and practice of magazine publishing with an emphasis on literary and small magazines.

Galloway and 10 other Creative Writing students make up Wreck's staff.

"We're trying to give students an idea of how small magazines operate," says Andrew Gray, sessional instructor of Small Magazine Editing and Publishing in the Creative Writing program.

Galloway and two assistant editors will read and review submissions.

The best work will be included in the magazine. Fiction pieces up to 3,000 words will be accepted and a maximum of 10 pages for poetry. Drama entries, such as monologues or excerpts from plays, should be no longer than 15 pages.

Gray says they are aiming for 100 copies of the first issue of Wreck in March. It will be distributed across campus and possibly in a few local book stores.

Submissions should be sent to The Editors, Wreck, Creative Writing, Buchanan E-462, 1866 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1. E-mail: wreck_magazine@hotmail.com

For submission guidelines check the Web site at www.arts.ubc.ca/crwr/wreck.