December 5, 2012

Launch, OH YEA.

Want free food? Want to hear fellow URI students read their own original poetry? Want a chance to pick up  this semester's issue of The Independent Scribe

You can do all of these things on Thursday, December 6th. 

This Thursday, at 6:30 pm at the 193 Coffeehouse in the Union, we will be listening to our submitters read their poems and prose, discuss their art and photography, or just talk about the pieces we've accepted and are a part of the Scribe this issue.

Whether you submitted, got accepted, didn't submit, or just found out about us the day of the deadline, WHATEVER, stop by, and see the talent of your friends and classmates, pick up a book, grab a snack (for there will be a plentiful array of snack time goodies), or just come mingle.

Hope to see you there!

November 5, 2012

Deadline Extension!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Due to the hurricane and power outages, we are STILL ACCEPTING submissions until midnight on Wednesday November 7th!!

Any last minute artwork, poems, prose, you-name-it, send it our way! 

Some important dates to keep up with the Scribe: 

Wed. Nov 7- Official Deadline for submissions (contest and regular)

(Every) Tues./ Thurs. at 2 pm- Editorial Board meetings-- come say hi! Room 302 of the MU

Thurs. Dec 6- Tentative Launch Date! (Will get back to y'all with details!)

Keep Writing!

xoxo, iScribe

October 2, 2012

This Week With The Scribe

This past week, September 24-28, has been quite eventful for iScribe! We've begun the reviewing process, so keep those submissions coming in strong. In addition, we're expanding the Scribe with a few new members. Our new friends are Kevin, Olivia, Marissa, Cat and Melanie, who have all found their place within our editorial board family. If you'd like to be one of our new friends also, come by one of our meetings!

T/TH 2-4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Room 301

Our final announcement this week is about our contest:
The Misadventurous Adventures of the Apocalypse! 
Submit anything (art, poetry, prose) that has to do with the end of the world. The top two submissions will get a fighting chance to face the Armageddon with an iScribe Survival Kit. Keep your eyes peeled for our posters around campus and keep your creativity level up!

September 22, 2012

The Misadventurous Adventures of the Apocalypse

The end of the world is coming, folks! It's time to rev up your creative juices and submit ANY TYPE OF MEDIA to iScribe for our Fall Contest. We're taking poetry, prose, photos, paintings, or anything else you can think of as long as it's Armageddon-themed!

The prize this year will be for our top two winners to stand a fighting chance against the impending doom of the Apocalypse. They will receive a never before seen, only at URI, iScribe Survival Kit.


February 6, 2012

WTF? The Independent Scribe's Spring 2012 Writing Contest! Deadline March 19th!

The Independent Scribe is currently accepting entrants into our bi-annual writing contest, and the question on our minds this Spring is "WTF?"

This semester, the editorial board decided to go about our normal routine and write down everything we individually overheard for a week that made us say, "What the F*!#?" We decided that we would use the resources of URI's creative community to help us figure out what one of our overheard lines of dialogue could possibly mean. The line we decided on was: "They're nice enough, I just can't bring them around anymore." If you think you can write a short story, poem, or anything else that includes this line in a way that makes sense, try it out and send us the results!

Some rules:

1. The line "They're nice enough, I just can't bring them around anymore" can be either dialogue or internal monologue.
2. The line must be included as written, but it does not have to be the first line, and cannot be the title of the piece. 
3. All submissions must be emailed to as a .doc or .docx attachment by March 19th, 2012.
4. All other regular submission guidelines apply.

Prize info TBA - looking forward to hearing from you!

January 31, 2012

Spring 2012 Deadline and Submission Guidelines

The Independent Scribe is now accepting student-produced arts and literature submissions 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 Please send text submissions as .doc or .docx attachments; art submissions as .jpg attachments. Please do not include your name in the attached file to ensure the confidentiality of the blind review process.

When to Submit We work on a rolling submissions calendar, but only works received by March 19th will be considered for the Spring 2012 publication. All works received after the 19th will automatically be considered in the Fall 2012 submission pool.

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