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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 layout 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 2017.

What do you take as submissions?
We accept pieces of short fiction, poems of various lengths, personal essays and other forms of creative writing.    Not every submission is accepted.  

What is the deadline for submissions?
The Deadline for Submission is December 5, 2016.

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 on the Rockville campus.

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 and an e-mail where you can be reached.  You will be contacted in the spring with a decision. 

Can I work on The Red Jacket?
We are always looking for editorial staff for the Red Jacket.  The staff is responsible for soliciting submissions, accepting or rejecting student's work, and the layout and structure of the journal.  If you’d like to be on the Red Jacket staff, email Swift S. Dickison.

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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