Find your muse with Calliope

From writing a famous short story to bonding over animation and filmmaking, Chapman University offers an array of clubs to stimulate creativity, passion and community on campus. One of them includes Calliope Art and Literature Magazinea student magazine established in 2006 to showcase a range of artistic voices from Chapman Community.

“Calliope gives students the chance to share their creative endeavors with the Chapman community in a professional setting. We strive to provide rewarding yet comfortable experiences for artists and writers who are just starting to dip their toes into the world of publishing,” says Kelly Taylor, Managing Editor.

Calliope is published once per semester, in late fall and spring. Their

agazine accepts all genres of writing, including fiction, poetry, screenwriting, drama, and creative non-fiction, as well as visual art that can be represented in print such as photography, painting, digital art and sculpture.

“By working with designers to refine their piecesand provide food

back to improve, we are able to present a diverse range of high-quality work while encouraging students to take risks and try new things,” says Taylor. “Submitting to Calliope and interacting with us during our write-ups, galleries, and readings are also great opportunities for students who want to get involved in the arts without majoring in them.”

Submissions are accepted and encouraged at the beginning of each semester. This fall, submissions will be open from August 19 to September 30. If a student is passionate about publishing and wants to gain experience, they can apply to join the editorial team at the end of the semester.

“My favorite part of each semester is the layout meeting where we go over all the wonderful work we’ve selected and start piecing together how it all connects.”

“Although we never have an official theme for our issues, one or two ideas or images always seem to make their way through the pages at the end,” Taylor says. “I love how it happens so naturally without any prompting or bending. Our art is an expression of our community. Even when we’re not trying, it fits into a beautiful patchwork of us.

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, and alumni are all eligible to submit their work. Contact the editorial staff at [email protected] with any questions. Check out their new website at to learn more about submissions and applications, browse past issues, and sign up for their mailing list.

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