CONTACT: Carol Selkin Media Relations Director (323) 343-3044
Cal State L.A. Office of Public Affairs (323) 343-3050 Fax: (323) 343-6405
For immediate release:
Top Poetry and Fiction
Submissions Selected for Cal State L.A.'s Student
Los Angeles, CA Â The College of Arts and Letters at
California State University, Los Angeles, will honor the
recipients of the DeanÂs Prize in Fiction and DeanÂs
Prize in Poetry during the reception and reading for the
launch of the 2005 Statement Magazine, the UniversityÂs annual
student literary magazine. The reception will be on Saturday,
May 21, 6 p.m., in the Fine Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building,
on the Cal State L.A. campus.
Of 130 submissions received, only 22 works of literature and 12
works of arts were selected to appear in the 2005 issue of
Statement Magazine. All submissions were reviewed by the
Statement editorial staff on the basis of literary and/or
Of all poetry accepted for publication in the 2005 issue,
Jeffrey NealeÂs poem, ÂTrans Land,Â was selected as the winner
of the 2005 DeanÂs Prize in Poetry. Neale, a native
of Brooklyn, New York, is an M.F.A. student in Art at CSULA.
Of all fiction accepted in the 2005 magazine, Jasper CrossÂs
short story, ÂThe Man of Instructions,Â was selected as the winner
of the 2005 DeanÂs Prize in Fiction. Jasper, an
international student from Guernsey, is an M.A. student in English
at CSULA. Each winner will receive a special achievement
certificate and a $100 cash prize at the reception for the launch
of the 2005 issue of Statement Magazine.
For more information, contact the magazineÂs faculty adviser,
Lauri Ramey, at (323) 343-4165.
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