Done for the students, by the students

The Wall is a student-produced magazine that students can get their short stories, poetry and other items published. (Jessica Osiecki)

Jessica Osiecki

The Wall is a student-produced magazine that students can get their short stories, poetry and other items published.

All the work submitted into Wall is sent in by the students themselves and edited by the students on the magazine staff.

The class is particularly appropriate for students who enjoy expressing themselves through creative writing, art, and photography, as well as personal essays and fiction stories.

Later on in the process, the writing pieces are submitted and selected for the future volume of Wall to be released in spring of 2012.

If students are interested in English, creative writing, art, photography, or design, then students can look forward to signing up for English 160 in spring 2012. No experience in literary journalism is required for students wanting to get involved in the course.

Wall is taught to teach the students about writing and guide them in their own writing process and to maintain order.

Students on staff have a very ordered process and are known to bust their butts to get the pieces submitted, edited and sent out by deadline.

“I have taught English 160 for four semesters,” said Suki Fisher, English teacher at Saddleback and adviser for Wall last semester in the spring.

A class like English 160 will teach students how a literary magazine works, and it will also teach them what its like to be in the journalism field.

The majority of the magazine is student-run and they make all the decisions on layout, the content of the magazine, and the overall aesthetics.

Although the Wall is student-run, the faculty advisers do influence the general magazine outcome as seen in the last 11 issues that the Wall has published.

Gina Shaffer, assistant English teacher at Saddleback, will be taking over as faculty adviser for Wall in spring 2012.

“I’m very honored to be taking on this role [as faculty adviser],” Shaffer said. “I look forward to working with students in the creative process of producing such a superb publication.”

Ultimately, Wall gives students the opportunity to get the maximum experience in the magazine business. Look forward for the Wall Student Literary Magazine to be released by the literary magazine class in spring 2012.

For students at Saddleback who are interested in literary journalism and want the general idea of what Wall Literary Journal is, take a look at a past Wall volume at http://www.saddleback.edu/la/documents/WALL10.pdf

The majority of the magazine is student-run and they make all the decisions on layout, the content of the magazine, and the overall aesthetics. (Jessica Osiecki)

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