Student Publications

Student Publications

student publications

The Spirit River Review (Cambridge Campus) and The Rapids Review (Coon Rapids Campus) literary and arts magazines are published by the members of the Creative Writing Club.

All students interested in writing poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, or in creating artwork are encouraged to submit work to their campus's literary publication.

Student Newspaper

The Campus Eye  - Coon Rapids student-run newspaper

The Ink Spot - Cambridge student-run newspaper 

The student-run newspapers provide students with an opportunity to gain experience and proficiency in journalism, photography, editing and design. Join the staff and earn elective credit. Contact faculty member Melody Hoffmann for details.

  • The Spirit River Review publishes submissions of original works of visual art, poetry, fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction from all Cambridge Campus students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The publication is generally open for submissions in February and March.

    For more information, contact Cambridge Campus English Faculty member, Bill Breen.

    View the 2021 Spirit River Review

    View the 2020 Spirit River Review


    • “SRR Submission” in the email subject line

    • the writer or artist’s name

    • title of the work

    • genre of the work (poetry, short story, charcoal sketch, oil painting, etc.)

    All creative writing submissions must be sent as Microsoft Word attachments. All visual art must be sent as JPEG attachments. Email submissions to

    Poetry submissions may not exceed 75 lines. 

    Short Story and Creative Non-Fiction submissions may not exceed 2,500 words.

    Writers and artists may submit a total of five works.


    It is assumed that all materials submitted for inclusion in the magazine are the work of, and under the sole ownership of, the person or persons submitting such items. 

    The Editorial Board reserves the right to make final decisions on what shall be included and/or excluded from the issue as a whole. The Editorial Board also reserves the right to make editing changes in all copy submitted for inclusion, but will strive to maintain the integrity of such materials.

  • The Rapids Review is the literary magazine of the Coon Rapids Campus, created and published by the Coon Rapids Creative Writing Club (CWC). All students enrolled on the Coon Rapids Campus are invited to submit poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and artwork for publication now through March 7, 2021.

    This free publication will be available/distributed online in late spring semester.

    For more information, contact the Coon Rapids Campus Creative Writing Club (CWC) Advisor Laurel Smith

    View the 2021 The Rapids Review.

    View the 2020 The Rapids Review.

    View the 2019 The Rapids Review.

    View the 2018 The Rapids Review.

  • The Rapids Review

    The Creative Writing Club invites Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus students to submit creative work for publication consideration in the annual issue of our literary magazine, The Rapids Review.

    The Rapids Review is the Coon Rapids Campus student literary magazine. It is dedicated to publishing a wide range of excellently crafted work by student writers and artists of any age, gender, ethnicity, and demographic. The Rapids Review is seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, stage writing, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, photography, and visual art from ARCC Coon Rapids Campus students for the annual spring issue.


    • Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions should not exceed 2,500 words. Submissions should be double-spaced in Arial 12-point font.
    • Poetry submissions should not exceed 75 lines. Poems should be single-spaced and left aligned (no centered poems) in Arial 12-point font. Exceptions will be made if there is an artistic reason for the poem’s formatting
    • Stage writing and screenwriting submissions should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages of script.
    • Written works must be submitted as attached Microsoft Word document files.


    • Visual artwork must be submitted as attached JPEG files.

    Email submissions to and include:

    • "RR Submission" as the subject line
    • The name of the writer/artist
    • Title of each work/piece
    • Category of each work/piece (short story, play, painting, sculpture, etc.)
    • Writer or artist names as document headings (no page numbers required)

    Writers and artists may submit a total of five works/pieces. (Poems in a series may be considered one piece if submitted as one file of 75-lines or less.)

    *All works/pieces submitted must be the work/piece of, and under the sole ownership of, the person or persons submitting such work/piece.*

    *The Editorial Board reserves the right to make final selection decisions. The Editorial Board also reserves the right to make formatting changes such as line spacing and font to create a cohesive magazine, unless requested otherwise to maintain creative and artistic integrity.*

    Check out our most recent editions from 20182019, and 2020

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