The Artery

Our experiences with books are truly unique. Some people love the smell of a new book, or an old one from their childhood. Others love used books and finding inscriptions and scribbles from previous readers. We remember our grandparents libraries and we know what it's like to curl up with a book you love and become absorbed in it. However, our favourite books don't just appear in our hands one day - we know what we like and how to find it. Sometimes, we even make books ourselves.

That's where writing comes in. Whether we write down grocery lists, essays, signatures, or even curse exams by scratching away at the wood in our favourite carrels, our writing shows at least something that was on our mind at the time. Some things we write will vanish over time while others attempt to become immortalized in print. Whether you knew it or not, The English Student Association at Lakehead provides an opportunity for publishing all kinds of literature in the form of our very own literary magazine called The Artery

The Artery was first published in 2008 and has since released twelve editions with more on the way. You don't have to be a current student to submit - The Artery features writing from students, faculty, and alumni (as long as they went to Lakehead). So far, there has been anything from plays to short stories, haikus, jokes, letters, essays, limericks, and the list goes on. The Artery is a book, but so much more at the same time. In our bodies, arteries pump oxygenated blood away from our heart. By giving our stories oxygen to breathe, we bring them to life and send them away from our hearts. Our stories are the blood, providing you with the literary nutrients you need to keep you alive and healthy. 

You can help us keep The Artery alive and healthy too. We have maximum of two publications a year but submissions are accepted all year round. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
The ESA's literary magazine, The Artery, is now accepting submissions for the upcoming Spring 2016 edition. We accept all forms of creative writing including poetry, short stories, plays, rants, jokes and everything in between. 
 
NEW: The Artery is now accepting visual art! We realize that Lakehead student creativity is not only limited to a written form. Therefore, visual art will now be published within the magazine.


How to submit:
Email your piece as a .pdf or .docx file to luartery@lakeheadu.ca before November 1st WITHOUT YOUR NAME IN THE DOCUMENT (for anonymity during editing). 
No more than 4 pieces/submissions per person. 
 
Poetry or similar must be 150 lines or less.  
Prose or similar must be 1500 words or less. 
Visual Art must be portrait oriented and in digital format. We need one colour art for the cover. Pages on the inside will be printed in black and white.

 

External submissions will not be accepted at this time. Only Lakehead students, alumni, or faculty may submit their work to The Artery.

Email any questions or concerns to luartery@lakeheadu.ca.

Here is what to do:

1. Write your piece (max 150 lines for poetry, 1500 words for prose), or compose your visual art

2. Format it in Word or another word processor the way that you want to see it on the page

3. Double-check for errors - We can't assume a spelling/grammar error was an accident. They can be intentional too!

4. Save the file with the title as the file name. e.g. If your piece is called "Portage", then save it as Portage.docx.

5. Send in to luartery@lakeheadu.ca with your LakeheadU mail account.

6. No need to include your name in the document as your email provides that information and the editing is done anonymously.

7. Stay posted either through luartery@lakeheadu.ca or follow us at Artery Zine on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thearterylu/).

If you want to know how you can get involved outside of submitting, email us at any time or drop by the English department and we'll see what we can do. To purchase The Artery, check out the bookstores on both campuses, the Department of English RB3029, or send us an email and we'll work out the details. Whether you submit to The Artery or find yourself reading one, enjoy yourself!

The Artery Executive & Others behind the scenes

McKenna Boeckner
President 

Austin Burr
Vice President 

Esa Keltamaki
Editor-in-Chief, The Artery

Faculty and Staff Liaisons                                                                   
Dr. Scott Pound and the Department of English Administrative Assistant