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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Red Jacket?
The Red Jacket is the Literary Magazine for Montgomery College at the Rockville campus.  This magazine is operated by students, working with student submissions.  The Red Jacket has a different editorial staff every year that makes different decisions with the lay-out and content.  The key focus is that the magazine is student run and operated, with an English Faculty liaison.

How often do you publish?
The Red Jacket is published every Spring.  The next issue will be published in April  2016.

What do you take as submissions?
We take fiction short stories, poems of various lengths, personal essays and other forms of creative writing.  The editorial staff of the Red Jacket reads over every submission and then decides on what can go into the upcoming issue.  Not every submission is accepted.  The staff decides, based on the quality of work, what will go into the Red Jacket.

What is the deadline for submissions?
The Deadline for Submission is December 10, 2015.

Do you take artwork?
Of Course!  Any artwork submitted should be sent as a .Jpeg.

Do I have to attend MC to submit?
Yes. The Red Jacket is for Montgomery College students.

How do I submit?
Send your submission to the Red Jacket as an email attachment.  All written submissions should be in a .Doc format with your Full Name, email, and phone number.  You will be contacted in the spring with a decision. 

Can I work on the Red Jacket staff?
Yes, you can! We are currently looking for an editorial staff for the Red Jacket.  The editorial staff will gather submissions and make decisions on the layout and art work this fall and put it all together in the spring.  If you’d like to be on the Red Jacket staff, email Swift S. Dickison or Leah Sneider.

If I’m on staff, can I submit my work to the Red Jacket for publication? 
No.  There is a conflict of interest with being on the Red Jacket staff and putting your own work in the magazine.

Who can I contact for more information?
You can email the Red Jacket






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