Welcome to Fall 2017!

Hello and welcome to a brand new semester at Utah Valley University! My name is Meghan Flinders-Peay and I am the current Editor in chief of Touchstones. I am excited for a new semester of creative endeavors as our incredible staff works to publish our 21st Volume. We have a dedicated staff this semester who have already shown their willingness to work hard to create an issue we can be proud of. The staff hit the ground running with our first meetings this week. We have some great plans this semester and we hope that you will join us as a staff member or submit your creative work for publication!

Join us for these exciting events!

Opening Social - Thursday, Sept. 7th @ 5:30pm
Location: Utah Valley University, CB 410a

Join us for a night of fun and games where you can ask your questions about the journal, network with authors and staff, and get to know Touchstones

Revision Workshop - Monday, Sept. 11 & Tuesday, Sept. 12th @5:30pm
Location: Utah Valley University, CB 310a
Before submitting your poem, story, or play to our journal, come to a revision workshop and get help on revising your piece to make it the best it can be! Come to a group workshop and then work one-on-one with our editors! This will be a combined event with Warp and Weave.

Written Submission Deadline - Wednesday, Sept. 13th by Midnight
Submit your poems, plays, and prose to Touchstones before Wednesday, September 13th at midnight for publication consideration! Visit www.touchstonesjournal.com/submissions/ for guidelines and to submit.

Reading Night - Friday, Sept. 15th @ 5:30pm in CB 410a
Come read the submissions and assist in our blind selection event to help us determine which pieces should be published in our Fall 2017 edition. Your name will be listed in the journal if you participate in this event!

Art Submission Deadline - Thursday, Sept. 28th by Midnight
Submit your artwork to Touchstones before Thursday, Sept. 28th at midnight for publication consideration! Visit www.touchstonesjournal.com/submissions/ for guidelines and to submit.

Visiting Author Reading - Tuesday, Oct. 3rd @ 6pm (Location TBA)
Touchstones is excited to continue the Visiting Author Series that was initiated last semester by Dr. Kara Van de Graaf, Touchstones advisor and professor here at UVU. Visiting Author Matthew Miniccuci will perform a reading and answer student questions about writing and publishing.

My Word! Journal Launch Night - Thursday, Nov. 30th (Time and Location TBA)
Join Touchstones and the other English Department journals for the journal launch night. Eat dinner while meeting staff and authors, hear readings and presentations, pick up a copy of the journals, and celebrate the end of another semester!