Eyrie Literary & Art Magazine


The Eyrie is an award-winning magazine that showcases the creative endeavors of TCC students. The Eyrie (the nest of a bird of prey) was founded in 1981 by two students, Rachel Hayes and George Burton, who approached the TCC Director of the Division of Fine Arts, Dr. Samuel L. Cunningham, with their dream of publishing a magazine to recognize the creative efforts of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other college personnel.

The first volume was published in 1982, and with the motto of quality, good taste, and creativity.” The magazine is published annually, produced by TCC students, and it is distributed free to all College personnel, and to students upon request.

Recent Awards

The Eyrie student art and literary magazine won nine awards for its 2023 edition.

Community College Humanities Association

  • First place (Best Photography)
  • Three second-place (Best Magazine Award, Best Photography, and Best Artwork)
  • Third place (tie for Best Creative Nonfiction) in the Southern Region

Florida College System Publications Association

  • Two first place awards for Artworks and Two-page Spread
  • Two third place awards for Design and Nonfiction

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

  • Gold Medalist rating in areas of verbal, visual, and essential elements
  • All-Columbian Honors for Essentials (which indicates special merit for aspects that make the magazine reader-friendly)



The magazine only publishes the work of TCC students. The content and design of the magazine are determined solely by students enrolled in JOU2440L, not the faculty advisor.

  • Students must be enrolled at TCC during the current or previous academic year
  • Written and/or artwork must be original and previously unpublished but may have been submitted as a class assignment
  • Submissions should be creative and can be a variety of types, such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photography, lyrics, free-form writing, pastiche, mashups, etc.
  • All majors are open to submit
Get Involved Submit your work Join the Class

In addition to showcasing the creative endeavors of TCC students, the Eyrie also provides students enrolled with the experience of magazine production.

Students with a passion for art, design, writing, and/or proofreading and editing are encouraged to register for the Literary Magazine Production (JOU2440L) class. It is offered during the spring semester, and students must have successfully completed ENC 1101 or have the permission of the instructor.

Upon completion of this course, students will have utilized the following skills, all of which hold significant job-market value:

  • Project Management
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creative Thinking
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing
  • Problem-Solving  


Read Past Magazine Issues

Eyrie 2023

Eyrie 2022

Eyrie 2021

     2021 Eyrie cover featuring a painting of a woman and a pink skull.

Eyrie 2020

Cover of the 2020 edition of the Eyrie featuring a black and white watercolor painting.

Eyrie 2019

Cover of the 2019 edition of the Eyrie featuring a painting of a scowling girl.

Eyrie 2018

Cover of the 2018 edition of the Eyrie featuring a figure walking toward a glowing doorway.



Columbia Scholastic Press Association

2024 - Gold Medalist Critique and All-Columbian Honors

2021 - Silver Medalist Critique

2019 - Gold Medalist Critique

Florida College System Publications Association

2023 - Two first-place (Artworks and Two-page Spread) and two third-place (Design and Nonfiction)

2022 - Two first-place awards (Individual Art and Artworks) and one third-place award (Best Poem) 

2021 - Two second-place (Nonfiction and Individual Artwork) and one third-place (artworks) awards

2019 – Three awards (one first-place, two third-place)

2018 – Three awards (one first-place, two third-place

2017 – Six awards (four first-place, one second-place, one third-place in General Excellence)

2016 – Seven awards (three first-place) 2015 – Eight awards (four second-place, four third-place);

2014 – Nine awards (two first-place, one second-place, six third-place)

2013 – Four awards (one second-place and three third-place)

Community College Humanities Association

2023 - First place (Best Photography), three second-place (Best Magazine Award, Best Photography, and Best Artwork), and third place (tie for Best Creative Nonfiction) in the Southern Region

2022 - Two first-place (artwork and poetry) and a third-place (creative nonfiction)

2019 – Two second-place (photography and artwork)

2018 – Third-place, Southern Division             

2015 – Two first-place (artwork and essay) and third place (short story)

2014 – Second-place, Southern Division, including nonfiction

2009 – Third-place, Southern Division

2002 – Second-place, National

2001 – Second-place, Southern Division

2000 – First-place, National


Contact Us!

For more information regarding the Eyrie or JOU2440L, please e-mail Nicolette Costantino at costantn@tcc.fl.edu