Auctus: the Undergraduate Journal for Research and Creative Scholarship at VCU! Call for submissions: We are currently accepting written and creative submissions of undergraduate research and scholarship from the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and the Arts. Submissions will be accepted online at: http://go.vcu.edu/submitauctus through the deadline of March 15th. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues, students, and undergraduate researchers. The website for Auctus can be found here: http://www.auctus.vcu.edu/.
Guidelines for Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Submissions:
We are looking for papers and projects that demonstrate original thought and a new or creative way of looking at an interesting problem or question. Articles based on original student scholarship and research are preferred.
Specific Guidelines for Performance & Visual Arts Submissions:
We accept all media, including but not limited to music compositions, dance performance documentations, sculpture, photography, paintings, prints, illustrations, crafts, graphic arts, film and kinetic imagery. Titles are suggested, but not required. Please include dimensions and media of original piece. Please send us individual files in .jpg, .mov, or .mpg file format. A single submission may contain one piece or a series of pieces that are interconnected. All visual and performance art submissions must be accompanied by a supplementary one-page, double-spaced description of the research involved in creating the work as well as a description of the work itself. Any sources should be cited in MLA format.
Specific Guidelines for Creative Writing Submissions:
We accept fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. A single submission may contain one piece or a series of pieces that are interconnected. For prose pieces, there is no maximum or minimum word count, although we typically publish pieces of 1000-6000 words in length. Please include your entire submission in one file. Acceptable file formats include .doc and .rtf. We accept all genres.
Auctus’ Creative Works editors are looking for depth of thought, creativity, originality, and outstanding talent in both the creative work and written description. For more information please visit http://www.auctus.vcu.edu/submission/index.html or email one of the Auctus Creative Works co-editors, Sterling Toppings and Hannah Rumsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Seeking Faculty Advisers/Reviewers
We are also seeking faculty to serve as article reviewers within their respective disciplines. Each submission will undergo an internal review and proofreading process before they are forwarded to faculty for evaluation. Faculty are welcome to review as many submissions as they like, but the expected number of submissions per faculty reviewer will be at most three, and likely no more than one. If you would be willing to serve as a reviewer for Auctus, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org