Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pacific University Award in Literary Analysis

Aim:  To recognize the sophistication of critical writing produced by emerging literary scholars at Pacific.

The Pacific University Award in Literary Analysis is given to the best submissions of critical writing produced by students in literature courses during 2011 (spring or fall) or spring 2012.   (This includes majors, minors, and students in other majors taking literature courses. To avoid any conflict of interest, all submissions will be judged by an outside scholar/reviewer.

1st Prize:  $200
2nd Prize:  $50
1 honorable mention

The 1st Prize essay will be published in Plum (Pacific’s Literature by Undergraduates Magazine).

Submission guidelines:
Students may submit one critical essay up to 20 pages in length.
Format:   Each submission must have a cover sheet with the following information:
 1) Name of writer
 2) Writer’s email address
 4)  Title
 5) Literature course (an Engl course), professor’s name, and semester in which work was produced.   (The piece must be written for a course at Pacific during spring semester 2011, fall semester 2011 or spring semester 2012.)

Page layout:   12 point font, double-spaced, 1" margins.    MLA format.
The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the essay’s pages.   Number all pages.
Put your submission in a 9 x 11 inch envelope and mark on it “Literary Analysis Competition”
Submit to Prof. Kathlene Postma’s mailbox at Bates House.
Deadline:  March 31, 2012

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Submissions are In!

A big thanks to everyone who submitted writing, and an equally huge thanks to the artists that provided pieces to accompany the writing submissions. We never could have done this without you guys and gals! Over the next few weeks we will be working hard to put together your work and showcase just how awesome you guys are! We promise to keep you updated on how things are going and if you have any questions please leave a comment or shoot us an email! We look forward to hearing from you!

The PLUM Team

P.S. Writing submissions are being judged and art work is being chosen. We will let you know as soon as we have our winners!

Thanks again!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Pacific Literature by Undergraduates Magazine (PLUM) needs artwork submissions! If you are an artist of any kind, digital or old school style, and a student at Pacific University we want your art!

All you have to do is send the artwork to by attaching it (scanning any work that isn't digital) and you have the chance to be published in the magazine. You will have full credit in the magazine as well as a hard copy of your published work. It's a great reference for internships, and just an accomplishment in art. It's a published piece of work! :)

P.S. Please invite anyone you know that is in art classes or would be interested in this. Deadline is APRIL 1ST!!
*Being in an art class is not required. This is open to any Pacific student that has work that they would like to have published.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pacific Writers in Print!

We are excited to present Pacific University undergraduate students and alumni the opportunity to showcase creative writing, critical essays and various mediums of art through PLUM magazine.
PLUM’s staff consists of current Pacific students eager to acknowledge emerging writers and artists who are committed to creating quality work.  We are a literary and artistic magazine in pursuit of providing a public forum for Pacific students.
Each issue will discuss and illustrate themes and ideas relevant to Pacific’s students or graduates, whether it is how we work, study, play, or think.  We look forward to putting together our first issue and working with peers eager to display Pacific University’s Undergrad work.

Check out the most recent edition of PLUM!