As the student-run literary magazine at St. Mary’s College, AVATAR is dedicated to publishing the highest quality art and creative writing that the college community puts forth. Every week throughout the academic year, submissions are reviewed anonymously for unbiased consideration and discussed by those who choose to come and participate in the open review board meetings. The fall and spring editions of AVATAR are a culmination of months of this process and represent some of the excellent art and writing this college has produced. Primarily showcasing student work, past editions have also highlighted some of the creative work of faculty and staff as well. The AVATAR is truly a communal effort; without the support of the writing and art communities on campus, the magazine could not exist. The editors and staff invite the submission of original stories, poems, essays, and artwork from any member of the St. Mary’s community. Those accepted into the magazine may present their works at a reading at the end of each semester, well-attended by the college community. To submit work, or for further information, please contact the editors at email@example.com. Attend the Club Fair in the beginning of each semester, check your email, or contact the editors at their email or Facebook (AVATAR) page to join the review board. Each piece submitted is reviewed by the board weekly, and thus creative writers have the opportunity to hear anonymous critiques on their works if they attend these informal sessions. Becoming a member of the review board also allows you to give advice to other aspiring authors as well as become acquainted with other creative writers on campus. Contact Addie Schlussel or Sam Liming.
SlackWater is a journal published by the St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The journal is a collaborative work of professors, Southern Maryland residents, local experts, and students on various topics each year.
Published annually since 1998, SlackWater is a journal of Southern Maryland oral history. Previous issues have explored St. George Island, Cedar Point, tobacco farming, and the Maryland oyster wars. Founded by former Professor of English Andrea Hammer, SlackWater is currently run by Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology Julia King. Supported by the SlackWater Center, a research consortium funded in part by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, SlackWater is researched and written by students taking Anthropology 338 (formerly English 395: Cultural Journalism). SlackWater may be purchased at the St. Mary’s Campus Store, and is also available at the St. Mary’s library.