Calling all creative cats | Leonardo Magazine 2016

By Stephanie Stuckey, Staff Reporter

Leonardo magazine is a student run magazine featuring creative works by CNM students, said Carly Harschlip faculty advisory for Leonardo magazine.

Leonardo is taking submissions in poetry (maximum of 3 poems, no more than 5 pages), fiction & creative nonfiction (maximum of 2 pieces, no more than 10 pages), art, and photography, Harschlip said.

Submissions are open to all students and must be submitted by February 1, she said.

The best way to submit work is through email at

“If a student is working on something creatively, Leonardo wants to see it,” she said, but wanted to stress that submissions do not ensure that a student’s work will be published in the magazine.

Due to limited space not every submission will be published, unfortunately, Harschlip said.

The students who run Leonardo are the people who pick what gets published in the annual printed magazine that is released every April, she said.

Harschlip said that Leonardo is hoping to take the magazine somewhat more digital, as well as transition into something more blog-like that would allow for monthly submissions rather than just the one printed issue in spring.

She said the annual printed issue would still be released, but it would entail the best of the best submissions throughout the year.

The staff at Leonardo magazine want to make Leonardo available to as many students as possible, Harschlip said.

Harschlip and Erin Adair-Hodges, another faculty advisor for Leonardo, have been trying to work in conjunction with instructors who teach art, photography, and writing classes to expand what is available to students in terms of creative writing and art, she said.

“We live increasingly in a world where creative work is not always valued as much as it should be; we want students to know their work has worth, it has value, and CNM as a whole values that,” she said.

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