Announcing, for the first time in Doxa’s history, an open photography competition to determine the cover of the Fall 2014 issue of Doxa. This competition is not just for undergraduate students, but for any photographer, professional or amateur, Doxa contributor or not, who desires to glorify God through his or her work.
While the artwork within the pages of Doxa can only be published in black and white, we request that color photos be submitted for the cover competition. Photographs must be at least 300 dpi resolution to be usable. The winning picture will be selected by the editors of the journal.
To enter a photo for consideration, please e-mail it as a .jpeg to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name and mailing address, so that the winner of the competition may receive a free copy of the journal he or she is published in. The deadline for submissions to this competition will be April 30th.
We are excited to have received our first submission of 2014 this past weekend! As you prepare your writing and art projects, please keep in mind that the earlier you send them in, the more time the Doxa staff will have to work on editing and formatting before publication. Every extra day helps to make Doxa the best journal it can be!
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Submissions have now opened for the fifth issue of Doxa, to be published Fall 2014. This year’s deadline will be April 30, 2014. The editors welcome material from any college undergraduates. (For more submission criteria, please look under the “Submit” page.) We accept submissions of:
Artwork (black and white photography and drawing)
A $100 award will be given for the editors’ choice of the top submission in each category.
Please send all submissions or questions to email@example.com
All submissions must be received by April 30, 2014.
I flipped through the pages of the brand new Seventeen Magazine, whose arrival in the mailbox was greatly anticipated by the likes of every eighth grade girl out there with a monthly subscription. As my eyes took in page after page of style tips, perfect skin and hair, skinny models, and “How to Get a Boyfriend” quizzes, a feeling of dissatisfaction nestled itself into the pit of my stomach. Even though the magazine itself wasn’t designed to make an eighth grade girl feel bad about her own appearance, it tended to happen to me nevertheless. Of course, the moment I closed the magazine, the dissatisfaction didn’t just up and disappear. In fact, it seemed to follow me wherever I went—the bathroom in front of a mirror, on the weight scale, at school, in department stores . . . This dissatisfaction—that stemmed from the pages of magazines, TV shows, and comparing myself to other girls—manifested itself into my mind and became an overwhelming opinion of how I viewed my own personality and looks. I didn’t know who I was, so I began modeling my identity around images and people that I thought I could never compare to.
The Road to Jericho
I met Bartimaeus
on the side of the road
He was dressed in flannel,
blue, gray and brown crosshatching
enveloping him like a tent.
Might be his only home.
His dull ballcap was pulled low
low, over long greasy hair
low, so low that I couldn’t tell
if he had eyes at all.
Maybe he had pity on me.