Phoenix - Art & Literary Magazine

Valencia College's West Campus art and literature magazine, the Phoenix, features art, poetry, and prose from some of Valencia's most talented students.

The 2020 issue is currently available! Copies were sent out in Fall book orders, but you can also pick up your FREE issue in the lobbies of most West Campus buildings once we return to campus.
Can't find one? Contact Professor Jackie Zuromski (3-143) or Professor Meg Curtiss (3-150a).

View the 2020 Phoenix Underground online here!

Get Published! Earn Money!

Courtesy of Student Development, a $100 prize will be awarded the best entry in each of the following four categories: Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, and Art.

We had so many amazing submissions for our upcoming issue it was hard to judge the winners. Thank you to all who submitted your art and literary works! The 2021 issue—currently in the works—will no doubt be our largest ever. If you submitted work please check your Valencia email to see if your work was selected for publishing. Award winners, please check your Valencia email to learn more about your award.
Now for the winners of the Student Development Cash Awards:

CREATIVE NONFICTION (a tie!)
1st place ($100):
“My Father’s Whistling Peanut Cart” Sheniel Daley Hall
1st place ($100):
“Happy Mother’s Day” Kaleigh Merrill

FICTION
1st place ($100):
“The Wish Collector” Jessica Moody

POEM
1st place ($100)
“This Poem Is Stupid” Jessica Moody
Note! It has never happened before that the same writer won in two categories! Way to go, Jessica!

ART
1st place ($100)
“The Virus Does Not Move Itself” Tran Quynh Anh Nguyen


On behalf of the editors, designers, Prof. Jackie Zuromski, and Prof. Meg Curtiss, advisers of Phoenix magazine at Valencia College—Congratulations to you all! A sincere thank you to Valencia College's Student Developement for funding these awards!

Submissions are open NOW through Sunday, October 11 at midnight for all nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.
We continue to accept art through the end of the fall semester, December 11.

The Phoenix wants to publish YOUR creative work! Review the guidelines and submit your entry TODAY!