Baily's Beads, the award-winning magazine produced by Pitt-Bradford students and the writing program, is going online this year, with our website and new issue to be unveiled February 3. We'd like to announce two opportunities for creative students, staff, faculty, and members of our local community.
General Call for Submissions
We're looking for original work that reflects our community, culture, or current events in distinctive and inventive ways. We're especially interested in products of your creativity during the pandemic. We give cash prizes for the best work in each issue.
We accept work year-round, in any genre or medium (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, travel, spiritual, nature writing, commentaries, interviews, performance poetry, music compositions, photography, paintings, drawings, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, etc.) Images should have a resolution of 300 dpi and be saved as a jpeg file to ensure a high-quality print. Written work should be submitted as a word file. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover sheet containing the title and genre/medium of your work and your contact information.
We're holding a contest for the best work inspired by nature. Send prose, poetry, and art based on the four seasons to email@example.com with NATURE CONTEST in the subject line.
We're also looking for a student designer to create a cover image for our new website. The design must be a creative and original idea and include the color scheme that has been selected by our staff. We would also like the design to include some aspect of the Baily's Beads phenomenon (google it if you're not familiar with it!) We are interested in any type of artwork-- painting, drawing, digital work, etc. Submissions should be around 1900 x 700 pixels, in landscape style, and sent as a jpeg file. The winner will receive publication and a cash prize.
Baily's Beads is Pitt-Bradford's award-winning literary magazine. (And we mean award winning. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has awarded Baily's Beads eight awards, of which four were gold medals.) The magazine includes work from faculty, staff, students and members of the community who contribute poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, plays and translations; as well as photos, paintings and drawings.
The 2021 edition will be unveiled on February 3, 2021. Check back for more information.