March 18th, 2014 | Published in News & Announcements
It’s our release and 5th anniversary this Thursday! There will be readings. There will be art. There will be music (Noah Edwards!). And we have the best damn work by undergraduates all in one journal. Truly, we could not be more excited about this year’s issue and we can’t wait it to share it with you. So come to Open Space at 8pm on Thursday, get a free copy with your ticket, bask in the joyous company, and share a dance or two or six with the always lovely cash bar.
Get your ticket for $8 tomorrow and Thursday at the Munchie Bar from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.
We also have the pleasure of being surrounded by ‘The Gifts From Our Ancestors‘, a group exhibition that presents works by seven emerging Indigenous artists ages 19-24 from the Victoria area alongside several of their mentors.
See you then,
The Warren Team
February 7th, 2014 | Published in News & Announcements
Submissions for the Warren are coming to a close on February 18. That gives you all of reading break to brush off that gem of writing or art you’ve got hiding in your pocket. Make it glisten. And what better way is there to cap off a full day of doing whatever it is one does on family day by hitting ‘submit’ on your laptop at 12:01pm with perhaps a quart of liquid courage by your side. We know the feeling: our editors are eager to work with you and want to make this whole shebang of submitting an engaging and enjoyable process for all.
What’s more, all published contributors will receive a $45 honorarium, a free copy of the journal, and a ticket to our Spring release event. You deserve it. But make haste! We eagerly await your inspired creative works.
All the best,
The Warren team
November 21st, 2013 | Published in News & Announcements
We will be throwing our annual launch event at the Victoria Events Centre on Thursday, November 28. We have an incredible line-up of readings, comedy, and music. We’ll start the night with a fine selection of some of our favourite local poets and writers. Shiraz, the host of “Made You Look Radio” on CFUV, will be throwing it down with his stand-up. And to top things off, we’ll end the night dancing to Jons, Moose for Now, and Carousels. We think you’re going to have a hell of a time.
Doors at 8pm. Tickets sold by the Munchie Bar during the week of the event (from 10am – 3pm) for $10. Tickets at the door are $12. Tickets sell fast, so make sure you get an advance ticket (and save a toonie!).
October 25th, 2013 | Published in News & Announcements
Submissions for our 2014 issue are now open! This year, we are doing rolling submissions: we will be vetting and accepting submissions on an on-going basis until our deadline on 15 February 2014. In addition, we are pleased to announce that published contributors will receive an honorarium of $45, as well as a free copy and a ticket to our release event in March. All submissions are made on our website, through the appropriate genre form. Please direct any inquiries about submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
I would also like to introduce you to our new dazzling team. Please take our rolling submissions as an opportunity to work closely with our editors to hone a shining, publishable work for our issue. We cannot wait to see what you have in store this year and we look forward to seeing you at our events!
September 6th, 2013 | Published in News & Announcements
Photo by Bryce Bladon
This year, the Warren will be celebrating its quinquennium. That’s half a decade of publishing the finest creative works by undergrads, providing dynamic forums for talks and readings, as well as throwing the most bustling, rip-roaring events. Our hearts have been poured into our publication and events because we believe that these things are what help foster a vibrant community on campus (pub crawls don’t cut it and simply aren’t our forté). For newcomers, you can peruse our previous issues online to get a sense of what we’re all about.
It’s another year and we’re thrilled to open the doors again this year and invite you to join us at the Warren. We are now looking for 2-3 executive editors, one director of submissions, and genre editors for poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and visual art.
You can learn all about the positions and how to apply on our volunteer page. Note, however, that we are not interested in seeing CVs or formal cover letters; send us an email introducing yourself and tell us a compelling story about how and why you’d be a good fit. In the meantime, join our Facebook group or sign-up for our newsletter to keep in the loop. You can also follow us on Twitter. The deadline for job applications is Monday, September 27th.
We look forward to meeting you!
March 19th, 2013 | Published in News & Announcements
This coming Friday, March 22nd, The Warren is releasing its fourth issue. We’re celebrating with a spectacular line-up of bands: Freedom Pony, Raleigh and Hawk and Steel will grace us with their music as we dance away the night. You’ll be able to pick up a copy of the new magazine — of course, for free — with your ticket.
The event will be taking place at the Victoria Event Centre. Doors at 7:30. There will be a full bar. Tickets go on sale at Munchie Bar on Wednesday all day for $10. Last year, we sold out. So make sure to get your ticket early.
Our very best,
The Warren Team.
January 9th, 2013 | Published in News & Announcements
Submissions for the 2013 Spring issue of The Warren Undergraduate Review are now officially open! Make sure to submit your work online here by February 15.
We’ve all been told that everyone has a novel inside of themselves. But we know for a fact that you have a poem buried in your notebook, a manuscript of plays or vignettes, an essay written in the margins of your favourite book, a manifesto tucked in your breast pocket that you’ve been slaving away on for so many candlelit nights. We want to see them and drag them from their sleep. If you don’t think what you have fits the ‘model’ of The Warren, submit anyway!
Editorial Staff of The Warren
November 20th, 2012 | Published in News & Announcements
The Warren Undergraduate Review is throwing its annual launch event on the 23rd of November at The Souvenir Gallery. There will be music, there will be prose, there will be wine. Grab your galoshes and party hats. You’ll want to be there, rain or shine.
September 7th, 2012 | Published in News & Announcements
It’s the start of another exciting year for The Warren, and we find ourselves both looking ahead to what the future holds and reflecting on the many paths that have led us here.
We begin by saying ‘farewell’ to the journal’s core founding members—Amelia Nezil, Liam Sarsfield, Morag St. Clair, as well as founding Fiction Editor Megan Welsh. In 2009, these beautiful people came together to establish a journal that aimed to transcend both the confines of solitary study and the divisiveness of specialization. As a result, The Warren would become more than just a journal: it leapt out into the great outdoors and animated an entire community of artists, thinkers, and writers across all disciplines. We cherish the legacy they have left behind and today we ask you to join us in carrying it forward.
Last year, in addition to publishing our third annual issue, we held two wildly successful events with fabulous readings and live music. We also initiated our very own student lecture series, which provides a space for students to talk, rant, and yawp in public. With our fourth issue on the horizon, we’re thrilled to announce the many volunteer positions available at The Warren.
We are currently seeking two executive editors, seven genre editors, and a director of submissions. We’re looking for undergraduate students with verve and self-initiative who share our passion for showcasing the brilliance of fellow students and establishing an open and vibrant creative community. For those who are curators, facilitators, and rabble-rousers at heart, there’s a place for you at The Warren. Introduce yourself; we want to meet you. Head on over to our Volunteer page to learn about the many ways you can get involved.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Executive Team
Getting involved with or getting published in The Warren is a great way to get exposure for your work. It's a pretty easy process. Head over to our submit page to submit your work.