Echoes & Visions
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
In 2015, our 27th issue won 1st place with special merit 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 2014,
our 26th issue won 1st place in this same ASPA competition and in 2013, our 25th
anniversary issue won 2nd place.
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.
Shown here are students and faculty at the 2016 Echoes & Visions Reading/Reception.
We are grateful to the Arts Club and to the Student Government Association for their
Echoes & Visions is freely available in the campus bookstore during normal business
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request information
about upcoming readings.
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 email@example.com.