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The Arrowhead


The Arrowhead — poetry, prose, photography and visual arts from Catawba's own students, staff and faculty!

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Deadline for Submissions
Students, staff, and faculty members are invited to submit their poetry, prose, and artwork for consideration in the next issue!

The submission deadline for the Fall 2014 issue is 5pm on October 16th! Please read and follow the guidelines below carefully as you prepare your submission.


Guidelines for Submissions

  1. Poetry and Prose

    • You may submit up to five poems and/or up to two pieces of prose.
    • Each poem must fit on one printed page. Each piece of prose must not exceed 1,500 words.
    • Use 12-point Times New Roman font.
    • Submit poetry and prose as an electronic file and as a hard copy.
    • Do not include your name on the copies of your actual work. Instead, include a separate cover sheet that contains your name, phone number, campus mailbox number, e-mail address, and work titles. Include a word count for prose.
    • Send all electronic files to the magazine’s address. Don’t send submissions to the individual editors. These will not be considered.
    • Deliver the hard copy packet to the mailbox on door 217 in the Administration building.

  2. Photography and Visual Art

    • You may submit up to five photos and/or five visual artwork pieces.
    • PHOTOGRAPHERS: The Arrowhead now features a color cover. If you are interested in seeing one of your photos on the magazine’s cover, submit your color photos portrait style. You may also submit the same color photos in black and white as well. This way, if the photo isn’t selected for the cover, it still has a chance to be featured inside the magazine. Landscape style photos will only be considered for the inside and should only be submitted in black and white.
    • Only original visual artwork will be returned to the artists. All photo submissions (as well as poetry and prose) will be kept, so be sure to save your work.
    • Photographs and visual art must be submitted as hard copies with a cover sheet and as files on a disc.
    • Include your name, phone number, campus mailbox number, e-mail address, and work titles on your cover sheet.
    • Submit all photos as hard copies and as files on a disc.
    • Deliver the packets to the mailbox on door 217 in the Administration building.

  3. For ALL Submissions:

    • All electronic submissions and questions about the magazine must be sent to The account is checked regularly by the editors.
    • Artists may submit work in multiple categories. For example, you could submit two photos, four poems, and a short story, etc.
    • All submissions (including original artwork and photography) will be considered for publication on the Writers' Block board (ADM 2nd floor), whether published in the Arrowhead or not. If you do not wish for your work to be displayed on the board, please make a note of that on your cover sheet.

NOTE: If you fail to meet any of the guidelines, your work will NOT be considered for the readings or for publication! If you have any questions, please send the editors an e-mail at

To Be Considered a Member of the Staff

We welcome everyone to become a member of our staff. You can do this by attending one of our two readings. At the readings, staff members read and score each submission (anonymously!) on a scale of 1-10. These scores are used to determine what is published in the magazine. The reading dates for the Fall 2014 issue are:

  • October 20th, 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • October 21st, 7pm-9pm

All readings will be held in the top floor of the library. If you can’t arrive right at 3:30 or 7, you may arrive a little bit later. However, all readings will promptly end at the specified times listed above.



We look forward to seeing your creative work! For more information, please contact Dr. Janice Fuller (Advisor).