"To be or not to be; that is the question--
Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer
the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
and by opposing, end them."
Et cetera. It's from Hamlet (in case you didn't know/in case that play has not quite penetrated every part of popular Western culture), and it inspired the name of my college's online literary magazine. Outrageous Fortune. Coincidentally, it's the only online college literary magazine made up of undergraduate work only, and it's run professionally--like literary magazines in the "real world," the editors may not publish their own work. The only graduates allowed to submit to the magazine are MBC alumnae, and I their work is published on a separate page. So if you're an undergrad or know any artistically inclined undergrads, tell them to submit--poetry, prose, and art! :)
Anyway, I'm blogging about this because Outrageous Fortune has just launched their new Spring 2011 edition and I'm in it! I was in a previous edition for my poem "Prayer" (which you can find in the archives if you feel like looking). This time I didn't submit poetry, as you might guess, but photography--my photo "Country Church #2" can be found in the Art section. My roommate's poem about unrequited love also got in, and there's loads of great poetry besides. I haven't had a chance to look through the whole thing yet, so I can't tell you my favorites...not that I'd want to bias you. ;)
Wouldn't it be great if instead of "Get free ipod! Click this link!!!" spammers said, "See awesome poetry, prose, and art! Click this link!!!" and then led you here: http://www.mbc.edu/outrageousfortune/