Literary Magazine

 

CLUB NAME: Literary Magazine
CLUB SPONSOR: Ms. Katie Houston
CLUB SPONSOR E-MAIL: khouston@cmitacademy.org
MEETING DAY(S) : Tuesdays (flexible depending on other clubs) 
MEETING TIME : 3:00pm – 4:00pm (flexible depending on other clubs)
MEETING FREQUENCY :  Once a week, more as discussed by club when closer to end of semester publication deadlines

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CLUB?
This club will collect student, faculty, and staff submissions for a literary publication. They will gain experience in writing, publishing, editing, and preparing print and digital media. 

Submission is offered to all students, faculty, and staff, and the club (under the guidance of the sponsor) will determine which works will be published in the two issues (Fall, and Spring).

 

CLUB DESCRIPTION
Literary Magazine offers a creative outlet for students by providing a way to showcase the written talents of the student body.  CMIT will take it one step further and include lyrics accompanied or unaccompanied by musical scores and visual arts as well as have a faculty and staff section. Among other things, students will have the opportunity to create content, practice objectively evaluating submissions, work in publishing software both used for digital media and print, and build leadership skills with editorial positions over different sections. 

 

THE GOALS OF THE CLUB
1 Provide a creative outlet for students to express themselves and share it with the community.
2 Give students an opportunity to gain experience in producing digital and print media.
3 Provide skills and leadership opportunities that will transfer to multiple college and career specialties.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE: 

How can this club support the school website and the school`s social media accounts?

The club will publish some of the submission choices on the website and social media. They will request poems, stories, reviews, and artwork based on topics and themes that are relevant to the season, activities, and mission of the school.

 

How can this club support school activities such as;

Spirit Week, BHM, Open House, CMIT club expo, etc?

 

The club will publish some of the submission choices on the website and social media. They will request poems, stories, reviews, and artwork based on topics and themes that are relevant to the season, activities, and mission of the school.

The club can provide examples, previews, excerpts, from publications, and/or possibly contribute to programs, newsletters, etc.

 

CLUB RULES/EXPECTATIONS

List below the club norms and rules each member should follow: 

Literary Magazine members will be referred to as staff and leaders will have titles as deemed appropriate for a publication, e.g. editor, artistic director, etc.

  1. Staff are expected to follow school rules and policies at all times, virtually and in person, during all classes and at all school events.
  2. Staff are expected to meet all deadlines (small or large) completely, correctly, and on time.
  3. Staff are expected to demonstrate positive and cooperative attitudes toward the adviser, editors and directors,fellow staff and others in the school/community. 
  4. Staff are expected to attend all meetings as scheduled, and inform the advisor and editor when an absence is needed. Excessive absences will be cause for removal from the Literary Magazine staff.
  5. Staff are expected to be responsible, accurate, and fair in their selections, submissions, and all work produced for the magazine.
CLUB ANNUAL PLAN

In the spaces provided below, 

Please provide a brief plan for weekly club meetings.

Include events, activities, fundraisings etc. that you are planning to do during the year. 

WEEK BRIEF PLAN OF THE MEETINGS

/EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/FUNDRAISINGS ETC.

OCT 5-9 Introduction, Planning
OCT 12-16 Theme decisions, prepare submission requests
OCT 19-23 Role distribution, Print organization lesson
OCT 26-30 Ad sales? (to be continued throughout the year), submission review
NOV 2-6 Submission review
NOV 9-13 Submission review
NOV 16-20 Prepare submission requests, creating templates
NOV 23-27 Inform first round of submissions, request meetings on clarity and edits
NOV 30-DEC 4 Meetings for clarity and edits
DEC 7-11 Artistic review, submission review
DEC 14-18 Submission Review
DEC 21-25 Meetings for clarity and edits, submission review
JAN 4-8 Meetings for clarity and edits
JAN 11-15 Meetings for clarity and edits
JAN 18-22 Publication Deadline – DRAFT
JAN 25-29 Publication Deadline – FINAL
FEB 1-5 Theme decisions, prepare submission requests
FEB 8-12 First Publication Distribution, Role distribution, Print organization lesson (if needed)
FEB 15-19 Ad sales? (to be continued throughout the year), submission review
FEB 22-26 Submission review
MAR 1-5 Submission review
MAR 8-12 Prepare submission requests, creating templates
MAR 15-19 Inform first round of submissions, request meetings on clarity and edits
MAR 22-26 Meetings for clarity and edits
APR 6-9 Artistic review, submission review
APR 12-16 Submission Review
APR 19-23 Meetings for clarity and edits, submission review
APR 26-30 Meetings for clarity and edits
MAY 3-7 Publication Deadline – DRAFT
MAY 10-14 Publication Deadline – FINAL
MAY 17-21
MAY 24-28 Second Publication Distribution