Posted Monday, January 30, 2012 by Katie Hippert
The Fall 2011 volume of Brushfire has officially been released! Brushfire is an on campus literary journal that is published once a semester featuring literary and artistic works from University students, alumnae, and faculty. The literary journal includes a wide range of student publications including short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, drawings, photography, and more. Over fifty different University students are featured in the new Brushfire, all with varying individual literary tastes and talents that make the literary journal unique.
There were over 200 submissions for the Fall 2011 Brushfire, but due to limited space in the literary arts journal not all submissions could be published. The Brushfire staff is composed of undergraduate University students who are primarily responsible for choosing the submissions as well as editing and designing each volume. Brushfire is 95% funded through the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, but it also receives a grant from the Nevada Arts Council.
One of the main purposes of Brushfire is to create an opportunity for aspiring artists and writers to have their work published. This is a great way for any emerging artistic or literary talents to be exposed and developed at a public level. Another purpose of Brushfire is to inspire and spark creativity in the campus community through the featured works. If you are interested in submitting original work for the Spring 2012 volume of Brushfire, you can do so until March at www.unrbrushfire.com
You can pick up your free copy of the Brushfire in the ASUN/Student Activities From Desk in the Joe and various publications racks around campus.