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Castings Journal

Castings is the literary journal that publishes the poetry, prose, fine art and photography of our students. It's an opportunity for students to showcase their talent and represent the creativity within the CBU community. It is put together every Spring semester by two student editors and overseen by Dr. Karen Golightly in the School of Arts. The journal is usually distributed across campus the week before final exams in the Spring.

Contest: To help promote the journal and motivate students, submissions are entered into a contest where the winning students in each category will win a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place monetary prize. The due date is normally February 1 of each year for both the competition and submissions to the journal.

Submissions: There is no limit for how many pieces a student can enter, but they should identify no more than two or three pieces that they would like to be judged in the contest. Extra submissions will simply be published in the book if there is enough page space. Each category has three judges (professors) from the different departments on campus. There are two expert judges and one neutral judge to decide the winners.

You can email submissions to Dr. Karen Golightly at

View the 2016 Castings edition below