Natalie Golbeck
The Navigator

Portal 2014 has chosen its team and contest and is already accepting submissions for the upcoming issue.

VIU’s literary magazine, Portal, is your gateway to accomplished short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, scripts, interviews, art, and photography, and is all submitted, designed, and edited by VIU students.

The Portal 2014 team consists of enthusiastic, hard working, and creative students who wish to bring more awareness with unique angles: Heather Gregory as Managing Editor; Michelle Balfour as Acquisitions Editor; Kim Kemmer as Art Director; Brendan Abbott as Photo Editor; Jessica Reid as Designer; Lori Shwydky as Business Manager; Hayley Rickaby as Fundraising and Events Coordinator; Kasia Beausoleil as Marketing Manager; Natalie Golbeck as Publicity Manager; Drew McLachlan as Sound Editor; Trevor Cooper as Production Manager and Advertising Manager; Trystan Elvins as Social Media/Web Editor and Launch Coordinator; Fran McCabe as Book Review Editor; Fiction Editors are Michelle Balfour, Lori Shwydky and Kasia Beausoleil; Poetry Editors are Fran McCabe and Lindsay Miller; Script Editors are Jillian Ostrand and Amy West; Non-Fiction Editors are Jessica Key, Drew McLachlan, and Trevor Cooper; and Copyeditors are Heather Gregory, Lori Shwydky, Kim Kemmer, and Michelle Balfour.

The contest for the 2014 issue intertwines visuals with text—a mash-up collage of your own work(s) that must incorporate both a visual component and a writing component. Collaboration with another artist is allowed, but there is a maximum of two people per submission. First place wins $50, and second place wins $25. The contest is open to VIU students only.

Submissions for Portal 2014 is for VIU students only but is open to any program. Students may submit up to three pieces of writing (2000 word limit) and five pieces of art/photography. Submissions must be electronic and can be sent to:

Both the contest and submission deadline is November 22 at midnight.

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