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Eyrie: Literary and Art Magazine
The Eyrie is a magazine that showcases the creative endeavors of TCC students. It also provides students enrolled in Literary Magazine Production (JOU2440L) with the experiences of magazine production, from evaluation of materials to blue-line copy. The Eyrie is distributed free to all College personnel and to students upon request.
TCC students wishing to enter original, unpublished work for possible publication in the Eyrie should click on the following link for the submission form, other events and information:
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.
The magazine has an award-winning history at the regional and state level. Most recently, the Eyrie has placed in the Southern Division of the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) magazine competition, with two first-place awards and one third-place award. The magazine also ranked among the top state and community colleges at the 2015 Florida College System Publications Association annual awards ceremony, making its mark with awards in eight categories. Entries from 34 of Florida’s college publications were eligible for FCSPA’s 2015 contest and were judged by award-winning professionals in the field. The Eyrie won third place for General Excellence (based on placing in multiple categories).
In addition to showcasing the creative endeavors of TCC students, the Eyrie also provides students enrolled in Literary Magazine Production (JOU2440L) with the experience of magazine production, from evaluation of materials to blue-line copy.
Students with a passion for art and creative writing and/or experience in proofreading and editing, as well as design (Adobe InDesign) are encouraged to register in JOU2440L (Literary Magazine Production). Upon completion of this course, students will have utilized the following skills, all of which hold significant job-market value:
- Project Management
- Creative Thinking
- Event Planning
Space is limited, and students must have successfully completed ENC 1101 or have the permission of the instructor to enroll.
The magazine currently publishes the work of TCC students only. Those wishing to enter creative work for possible publication in the Eyrie should click on the following link for the submission form and other events and information:https://tallahassee.collegiatelink.net/organization/eyrie
Students must be enrolled at TCC during the current and/or previous academic year when they submit their work (they
- need not be English/creative writing, art or design majors).
- Written and/or art work must be original and previously unpublished.
- Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art and photography are all welcome. We also encourage alternative, artistic formats such as lyrics, free-form writing, pastiche, mashups, etc.
Please note that TCC students enrolled in JOU2440L, not the faculty advisor, determine both the content and design of the magazine.
Annual Magazine Unveiling
Every April, TCC releases the latest edition of the magazine at an unveiling party in the Turner Auditorium lobby on campus.
The event features the new edition of the Eyrie as well as entertainment, food and speeches by the magazine adviser, the magazine student staff, and the winner of each of five genre categories: nonfiction, fiction, photography, poetry and art. Faculty judges decide on the winners of each category.
Attendees receive a free copy of the magazine. The event is free and open to the public.