November 1, 2011

Life in a Day (2011)

Director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) team up to offer this candid snapshot of a single day on planet Earth. Compiled from over 80,000 YouTube submissions by contributors in 192 countries, Life in a Day presents a microcosmic view of our daily experiences as a global society. From the mundane to the profound, everything has its place as we spend 90 minutes gaining greater insight into the lives of people who may be more like us than we ever suspected, despite the fact that we're separated by incredible distances.

The "69" Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions

So, the results are in! We have the list of the contest winners and they are...

1st Place: Juliana Belizario with "A Bit of Red on my Skirt"

Runner up: Morgan Turano with "Legs: Part 1"

Some honorable mentions go out to...

Nick Rutter with "Players Cannot Love You When They're Playing"

Nick Manzolillo with "Never Sicker"

Kellie Knight with "Not Yet"

September 16, 2011

Do You 69? The Independent Scribe's Fall Contest Official Guidelines! Deadline October 11th!

The Independent Scribe is currently accepting entrants into our bi-annual writing contest, and the question on our minds this Fall is "Do you 69?"

If you do (and we know you do), submit your submissions of 69 words or fewer to !

Entries must have the following for a chance to win:

1. 69 words or fewer

2. A setting

3. One or more characters

4. Some conflict

5. A resolution

6. A title, which is not counted as part of the 69-word total, but cannot be more than seven words in length

All contest submissions are due by Tuesday, October 11th at 5:00PM!

Contest winner and runner-up will win a wet n' wild prize!

September 12, 2011

Fall 2011 Deadline and Submission Guidelines

The Independent Scribe is now accepting student-produced arts and literature submissions, encompassing across a vast creative gambit of genre.

When in doubt - assume the Scribe is interested and please send it our way!

Who Can Submit We are currently accepting writing and artwork from undergraduates and graduate students solely from the University of Rhode Island. We are also thrilled to receive submissions from our alumni and faculty.

What to Submit No more than 5 poems or 25 pages of prose or other writing at a time. No more than 5 pieces of artwork at a time.

How to Submit Electronically, to theindependentscribe [at] gmail [dot] com. Please send text submissions as .doc attachments; art submissions as .jpg attachments. Remove writer's name from all submissions.

When to Submit We work on a rolling submissions calendar, but only works received by October 18th, 5PM will be considered for the Fall 2011 publication. All works received after 5PM on the 18th will be considered in the Spring 2012 submission pool.

We look forward to hearing from all the talented individuals in the University community.

We're back! Also, meeting times!

The Independent Scribe website is back in its home at All our content from last semester will still be available at our tumblr address:

The editorial board will meet this semester on Tuesdays from 5-7pm and Fridays 2-4pm in the Memorial Union room 202. We look forward to hearing from our lovely URI writers and artists at

Now for some comic relief:

February 28, 2011

New Tumblr Site!

We are currently transitioning this semester from this Blogger site to Tumblr.

Take a gander at what we have:

- Two new contests are underway, the cover-art contest and a writing contest
-Pictures of Nick Rutter at the Fall 2010 Launch Event

It is also connected to our Twitter account, RSS feeds are available, you can ask questions, and check the archive.