For the first time in its 22 years, Whitman’s award-winning student-run literary magazine, blue moon, is accepting short films, animations and music (if combined with a visual element), according to magazine editor Glory Bushey ’11. These submissions will be published in the 2009 volume of blue moon as a DVD supplement included with the standard publication.

All submissions are due by Monday, Feb. 2. Film or animation submissions should be sent as an attachment in an email to bluemoon@whitman.edu and should be sent in .swfi or .avi format. If, however, a file type is too large, artists can use an internet intermediary such as www.yousendit.com, or simply slide a CD under the door of the blue moon office in Reid Campus Center, said Bushey.

Blue moon continues to accept the visual art, prose and poetry entries from students, faculty and alumni that have traditionally made up the content of the magazine, said staff member Amy Liechty ‘12, and information on how to submit these traditional entries can be found at http://www.whitman.edu/bluemoon/submit.html.

All submissions will be judged anonymously, continued Bushey, but artists should include a name and title with each piece. No length requirements have been set for film and animation submissions, and “pretty much anything” will be accepted this year, she said, as this year’s submissions are expected to set the standard for the future of videos and animation in blue moon. More information is available by contacting the magazine staff at bluemoon@whitman.edu.

In 2007 and 2008 blue moon received the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Medal. In addition, the magazine received All-Columbia Honors in the categories of organization and design.

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