Folio has been publishing an online version of SLCC’s literary and visual art zine at www.folioslcc.org for two years now in addition to the printed edition, which has been published spring and fall semesters since 1999.
The online edition offers the possibility for wider reach and gives published students a chance to get feedback from readers who may share their work on social media sites.
“Folio would really like to keep up with the trend to a more online presence,” says Natalee Wilding, Folio’s literary editor. “If students create multimedia art, we are particularly interested in that for the web edition.”
Jamie Townsend is the new web editor charged with making the online edition more competitive with other online zines and expanding it into multimedia content.
Folio Friday highlights an artist every Friday. For now, they are highlighting one of the Folio staff member’s work each Friday. In the future, if there is enough interest, Folio is considering expanding Folio Friday to include other submissions.
Folio accepts visual art, including photography, illustrations, paintings or any other original work, and writing, including poetry, short stories and essays.
In addition to visual art and written submissions, the online zine expansion allows Folio to accept multimedia submissions, including audio and video entries.
Folio has made submitting work easy. Just go to the website and click on the link that says “Submit your art to Folio.” From there, students can choose from poetry, literature, art, multimedia or audio. All submissions need to be in by March 21 to be considered for publication.
“Our ultimate goal is to inspire people to create art for Folio,” says Wilding. “We want more people to go to the website where they should look every Friday for new content.”
For complete submission guidelines, visit www.folioslcc.org. To keep up with what is going on at Folio, students can ‘like’ Folio on Facebook at facebook.com/foliopublication and they can also follow Folio on Twitter at @FolioSLCC.