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3 Reasons To Submit To Sidelines Magazine

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Simmons chapter.

Sidelines Magazine is a literary and arts publication at Simmons. It is student run and we publish all kinds of student work plus guest features from a professional author and artist. We accept art, photography, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. You can submit up to five pieces; make sure that you remove your name from submissions so the process is anonymous. Email work to sidelines@simmons.edu. The due date to submit is March 16th! 

1. Submitting is low stakes

Submitting your work can be scary, but we understand that everyone is at different levels of writing and artistry. Even if you aren’t sure about your work submit it! You might be surprised and get something accepted. 

2. Getting work accepted looks good on resumes

Whether you’re an English major looking to be published, a graphic artist, or even a Biology student, having this on your resume looks great. It shows skill, precision, creativity, and an ability to think outside of the box. You can also bring the magazine to an interview to show future employers–it is a physical manifestation of the work you’ve done and that cannot be looked over by an employer. 

3. All art gets considered for the cover

This is amazing if you’re trying to launch your art career. It will attract employers, prove the galleries that you’re worth to be displayed, and again look amazing on a resume (which you can physically hand to them). Getting art accepted looks great regardless, but the cover is an amazing opportunity!

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Sara Getman

Simmons '22

Sara is a current Undergraduate student at Simmons University, majoring in English and double minoring in Journalism and Political Science. She was the head editor and political writer at her high school newspaper and dreams of being a journalist some day. She is a junior editor for her Her Campus chapter and a radio host for Simmons The Shark radio. She's a musician, cat lover, artist, writer and obsessed with reading (especially Cassandra Clare.)
Julia Hansen is a senior at Simmons studying PR/Marketing Communications and English with minors in cinema, media arts, and graphic design. When not writing for Her Campus, she can be found reading every book she can find, retweeting photos of dogs and binge-watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix. Find her on IG @juliarosehansen