Tribal College Journal launches new student writing and art websiteSep 30th, 2013 | By tcj | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive
Mancos, CO — TCJStudent.org, a new online literary and art magazine created by the Tribal College Journal (TCJ), showcases the creative writing and artistic expression of students at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The website will give students a virtual community of peers and role models, an audience for their work, and through its job board and sponsorships, will help students find career and educational information and opportunities.
The new website welcomes visitors with bold colors and a dynamic layout. Tribal college students are invited to contribute their creative writing, artwork, and opinions on real-life issues — from family and relationships to spirituality and cultural identity. Currently featuring award-winning writing and art from Tribal College Journal’s 2013 Student Writing and Art Contest, TCJStudent.org also includes the winning entries from previous TCJ Student editions, as well as introductions by well-known American Indian authors such as Sherman Alexie, N. Scott Momaday, and Joseph M. Marshall III.
The new website is one of several steps TCJ is taking to support its print edition and expand its readership. “Our goal is to provide information in the preferred format of our evolving audience and reach those who may not yet know about the work of the tribal colleges,” says Rachael Marchbanks, publisher of Tribal College Journal. In the coming months, TCJ plans to add a film category to TCJStudent.org and host a poetry event at the annual American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) student conference in March, 2014.