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2023 Eyrie 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.
Tallahassee Community College's two student media publications continued their tradition of excellence by bringing home six awards from the Florida College System Publications Association annual conference, held in Jacksonville, Fla. on February 9-10.
The Eyrie student art and literary magazine won three awards for its 2022 edition.
First Place: Individual Art and Artworks
- Ryan Cake’s “Scarred for Life” and “How Romantic”
- Ambar Collazo’s “Self-Portrait”
Third Place: Best Poem
- Jack Shaw’s “Bonnie Drive”
To view these winning submissions, Read Past Magazine Issues in the flipbook of the 2022 magazine (pages 9, 23, 30, and 45).
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- Written and/or artwork must be original and previously unpublished but may have been submitted as a class assignment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
Do you want to join the Eyrie team?
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
- Creative Thinking
- Event Planning
Read Past Magazine Issues
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
2021 - Silver Medalist Critique
2019 - Gold Medalist Critique
Florida College System Publications Association
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 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
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
For more information regarding the Eyrie or JOU2440L, please e-mail Nicolette Costantino at firstname.lastname@example.org.