Percival Review seeks submission committee members

The Percival Review co-editors are looking for student volunteers to form the committee that votes on art and literary works submitted for the publication. Any students are welcome to join the committee.

“If they want to be a part of it, they can come be a part of it,” said Percival Review co-editor Tresor de La Vigne. No interviews are necessary to be on the committee, and there is no limit to the number of students that can be on the committee.

“It’s about students…who [want] to come together and help to pick out the work that’s going to be in the journal for 2014,” said de La Vigne. They can then put the published work on their resume for future employers.

To sign up for the committee, email the Percival Review at
Committee meetings will be from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Writing Center in Building 22 on the following Mondays: Feb. 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17. If an extra meeting is needed, it will take place on Thursday, March 20.

“We need people who can show up for every day because we’re going through so much work, we need people to come in and give their opinions,” said de La Vigne, “If you can’t commit to all the days, it’s better not to try to be a part of the selection committee; we need [the] commitment.”

At the first meeting, committee members will have a chance to get to know each other and practice critiquing on sample pieces of submissions from previous years. The editors will go over what are the important things to look for, what to be careful of, and how to be professional and considerate of the artist or author when discussing their work.

“It’s a very deep process of students learning how to articulate and give positive criticism and feedback to each other,” said de La Vigne.

Committee members are also expected to take home the works that are provided, read through everything, make notes, and return the materials after reviewing it. It’s important for members to give thoughtful critiques of the works. “We’re trying to foster everybody to have articulated reasons of why they do or do not think the work would fit the journal,” said de La Vigne.

“As editors, we have to whittle things down depending on pages, but hopefully we get a lot of good work and we’re able to make it happen,” said de La Vigne.