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Echoes & Visions

Echoes and Visions

Our History

Founded in 1989, Echoes & Visions is the annual student arts journal at Wor-Wic Community College. Our title speaks to the power of art to move us, both individually and collectively, and cast its echoes and visions far beyond the published page. Every fall semester, a public reading and reception is held on campus to celebrate the publication of each new issue, showcasing the talents of student writers and artists.

In 2014, our 26th issue won 1st place in its category (publications from junior/community colleges with a student enrollment over 2,501) in the American Scholastic Press Association’s Scholastic Yearbook and Magazine Awards. In 2013, our 25th anniversary issue took 2nd place in this same ASPA competition.

Our Mission

The primary goals of Echoes & Visions are to encourage creative expression as well as to publish the best student writing and visual art submitted in any given academic year. Submissions are open to all current Wor-Wic students — and, at editorial discretion, alumni, college employees and guest writers — so each issue embraces a unique spirit of collaboration and community. Moreover, our editorial board consists of faculty and students alike in order to provide student-editors with the hands-on experience of crafting a professional publication from start to finish. Ultimately, we can publish only a fraction of the submissions we receive, but we strive nevertheless to provide constructive feedback whenever possible and foster the creative spirit in us all.

Echoes and Visions 2014 Reception
Shown here are students and faculty at the 2014 Echoes & Visions Reading/Reception.

We are grateful to the Arts Club and to the Student Government Association for their financial support.

Echoes & Visions is freely available in the campus bookstore during normal business hours.

Please see our submissions guidelines below for additional information.

The Echoes & Visions Reading Series

Founded in 2010 by faculty advisors Melissa Reddish and Adam Tavel, the Echoes & Visions Reading Series aims to promote contemporary literature by bringing nationally acclaimed poets, authors, and nonfiction writers to Wor-Wic as a means of advancing cultural enrichment for our students and surrounding communities. To date, over two-dozen writers have participated in the series, including Rebecca Chace, Mark Cox, Kyle Dargan, Jehanne Dubrow, Reyna Grande, Tayari Jones, Shane McCrae, Stanley Plumly, Justin Sirois, and David Wojahn, among many others. You can check Wor-Wic’s Events Calendar or email Professor Tavel at to request information about upcoming readings.

Submission Guidelines

Poetry: Submit up to five poems, with each selection serving as a separate submission. All submissions should be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf.

Fiction/Nonfiction: Prose pieces should be no more than 3,000 words, with each selection serving as a separate submission. Excerpts from longer works are fine as long as they can stand on their own. All submissions should be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf.

Artwork: Submit up to three pieces of art, with each selection serving as a separate submission. All artwork should be scanned onto the computer and submitted as a .jpg or .gif file.


Please direct all queries to Mrs. Melissa Reddish, co-faculty advisor, at

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