Cover photo of the student-run literary publication the ChronicleThere are many forms of artistic expression among Clemson’s students. The campus hosts a wide variety of majors from people of different backgrounds, so it’s no surprise that the arts have found their place here as well. And the Chronicle has made a mission out of showcasing the community’s art.

The Chronicle, published from one of the Student Media offices in Hendrix Center, is Clemson University’s free literary and arts magazine. “Part of our mission is to make the community care more about the arts,” editor-in-chief Parker Essick said. And in order to achieve that goal, all students, regardless of major or focus, are allowed to send in submissions; whether they are photos, visual art, short stories or poetry, the Chronicle will accept it.

Staff members go over submissions together and vote on the ones they want to include in the final publication every semester. When going through the submissions, names are temporarily taken off so that the works are judged and read on their merits rather than the familiarity the author has with the staff members.

“It’s about giving students a voice and cultivating Clemson’s art community,” said Jenna Richard, the Chronicle’s submissions editor. “We want to talk with students about creative writing in general and help each other.”

And it’s easy to see how the magazine accomplishes that goal. It provides an outlet for students to express their creativity and is absolutely free for anyone to pick up around campus. The Chronicle staff can often be found on the Cooper Library Bridge promoting the magazine, and they will hold an open mic night at Overtime Sports Bar on March 28, during the Clemson Literary Festival.

On April 9, a release party open to all will be held at 356 Sushi Bar downtown with free food, music and readings along with copies of the Chronicle available.


Submissions for the Chronicle this semester are due Feb. 18, and can be submitted at submissions@cuchronicle.com. The guidelines for submissions can be found at http://www.cuchronicle.com/#!submissions/cfvg.