Echoes & Visions

Did you know Wor-Wic students produce a nationally award-winning publication? Become involved in helping to produce "Echoes & Visions."

Our History

Echoes and Visions

Founded in 1989, "Echoes & Visions" is the college's creative arts journal. The 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.

National Awards

For ten consecutive years, from 2013–2022, “Echoes & Visions” has won awards from the prestigious American Scholastic Press Association’s Scholastic Yearbook and Magazine Awards in its national competition; and in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 those issues were awarded first place with special merit in its category (publications from junior/community colleges with a student enrollment over 2,501). The 2016 and 2018 issues were also recognized as most outstanding community college literary arts magazines. In 2014, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 the journal took first place in this same competition; and in 2013, our 25th anniversary issue received second place. 

Echoes and Visions Reading 2016Shown here are students and faculty at the 2016 "Echoes & Visions" reading/reception.

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 & Visions" is available for free in the campus bookstore.

The "Echoes & Visions" Reading Series

Founded in 2010 by Melissa Reddish, associate professor of arts and humanities, and Adam Tavel, professor of English, 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, more than 50 writers have participated in the series, including three winners of the Pulitzer Prize: Paul Muldoon, Carl Phillips and Diane Seuss. Other recent guests include Bruce Bond, Tiana Clark, Diane Glancy, Luisa A. Igloria, Tayari Jones, Shara McCallum, Erika Meitner, Ishmael Reed and David Wojahn, among many others. You can check Wor-Wic’s events calendar or email Professor Tavel  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.

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