ABOUT THE NOVICE

EDITORIAL FOCUS

The Novice is a space for innovative and thought-provoking creative work by emerging and established artists. Published at Holy Family College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, The Novice creates dialogue across the literary and visual arts.

WHY THE NOVICE?

Ernest Hemingway wrote, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” Readers and artists connect through the pages of The Novice to partake in the pursuit of lifelong learning. There is always more to learn about the human experience; we are all novices.

Questions for the editors? Drop us a line at thenovice.slc@gmail.com.

Something Beautiful Soundwave by Erin Kiel
from The Novice, 2015

Current Issue

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Eager for innovative poems, stories and visual art? Kindly click on the image at left to access a PDF of the current issue of The Novice. Limited print copies of the 2018 issue also may be available at Holy Family College.

Interested in submitting creative work for the 2019 issue? We're happy to consider your poetry, prose and visual art through Feb. 1, 2019 for publication in the next print and online issue. See the submission guidelines page for more details!

Past Issues

2017 Issue

2016 Issue

2015 Issue

Submission Guidelines

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Rainbow Cube by Randy Gruenweller
from The Novice, 2015

The Novice is accepting submissions in poetry, prose and visual art until Feb. 7, 2020 for the spring 2020 issue.

Poetry: Send up to five unpublished poems as a single Word or PDF attachment to thenovice.slc@gmail.com. Do not include your name in attachment; please instead note the title(s) of your work and contact information in the body of your email. (Please use Poetry submission: Your Last Name in the subject line.)

Prose: Send up to two unpublished prose pieces (up to 2,500 words each) in either fiction or creative nonfiction as Word or PDF attachments to thenovice.slc@gmail.com. Do not include your name in attachments; please instead note the title(s) of your work and contact information in the body of your email. Please use Fiction [or Nonfiction] submission: Your Last Name as the subject line.

Visual Art: Send up to five pieces of original artwork to thenovice.slc@gmail.com. Please note the titles of the work in the body of your email. Please also use Visual Art submission: Your Last Name as the subject line.

Cover art: Send up to five color or black and white original artwork selections to thenovice.slc@gmail.com.

Response time & Publication:

Response time varies. Editors may wait until the end of the reading period before making final selections. Work selected for publication in The Novice also may appear in an online version of the journal.