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 2020-21 issue is currently available! You can also pick up your FREE issue in the lobbies of most West Campus buildings now & on some campuses in Communications & Arts Division offices.
Can't find one? Contact Professor Jackie Zuromski (3-143) or Professor Meg Curtiss (3-150a).

View the 2020 Phoenix Underground online here!

The winners of the Student Development Cash Awards

On behalf of the editors, designers, and the faculty advisers of Phoenix magazine at Valencia College, we would like to congratulate the following winning entries in our annual Phoenix magazine submissions contest, sponsored by funding from Student Development. These student's have earned a cash prize as well as a promise of publication in our 2021-22 issue—published in May and available widely in Fall term.

Creative nonfiction
1st place ($100):
“April Fool’s,” by Carrigan Raketic (faculty inspiration: Dr. Shari Koopman)

Fiction
1st place ($100):
“The Tram at Spencer Street,” by Daniel Fairman

Poem
1st place ($100)
“Crowded House,” by Erin Dobrzyn

Art
1st place ($100)
“Lilith, the Mother of All the Monsters,” by Marisabel Suarez  (featured in the ENGAGE article

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 2021-22 issue is currently in the works! 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.

Magazine Publishing Schedule

Aug-mid Oct:  Actively seeking student writing submissions for contest/current issue
(NOTE: submissions are accepted all year)
Aug-mid Dec: Actively seeking student art submissions for contest
(NOTE: submissions are accepted all year)
Mid Oct-Dec: Editors are evaluating and selecting literature and art
Dec-Jan:  Emails go out to contributors with selected pieces
Jan-Apr:
Student Designers finalize design and do magazine layout
May:
Phoenix is printed; distribution begins

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