Savoir Faire

Savoir Faire

This College literary/art magazine is published once each fall and spring semester and features original art, poetry, short stories, essays, plays, and photographs submitted by students, almuni, faculty, and staff. All contributions are welcome. Selections are made by a committee that is comprised of students, faculty, and/or staff; and, editing is at the discretion of the ENGL 290/ 291 class. Students enrolling in this class must have completed ENGL 102 with a "C" or higher.

Savoir Faire won Honorable Mention for best cover design through the Associated Collegiate Press in 2011.

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Savoir Faire

Fall 2013PDF File

Spring 2014 Submission Deadline:
March 14, 2014

Names should appear on APPLICATION FORM ONLY, not on submissions.

  • Please do not staple the entries—a paper clip will do.
  • All entries will go through a blind submission process and will be chosen by a jury.
  • You are allowed five entries maximum per semester.
  • Non-BPCC affiliated emails on the submission form will automatically disqualify the entry, so please be sure to use your BPCC email as your method of contact. The BPCC email is required.
  • For writers--If you do not turn in an electronic entry (either through email or CD, etc), the piece will be disqualified. We will not type up your work for you.
  • If your piece is chosen for the journal, it will automatically qualify for any possible contests that the journal may apply to through the Associated Collegiate Press, and proper credit will be given to you for the work that you have done.

Please also be sure to turn in by email a favorite picture (head shots are preferred) of yourself so that in the event your piece is chosen, we can feature you in our special introduction to our artists section.

LITERARY ENTRIES must be typed using 12-pt Times New Roman font and double spaced.
Short stories should be between 1 and 4 pages.
Written entries should be saved in either Word (doc) or rtf and submitted once electronically (by email) and once in hard copy format (be sure to omit names for the hard copy).

All ART ENTRIES should be submitted as jpg files with 300 dpi.
Probably the easiest way to properly transfer 2D artwork to an electronic format is by scanning the piece. Check out local print or sign shops for storing art electronically on disk or on jump drive. You may also leave the artwork with the advisor (see below) who will take pictures or scan the piece and promptly return it. Any original works left with the advisor will be discarded one month after the semester they were entered if they are not promptly retrieved.

Email all submissions to: savoirfaire@bpcc.edu or kbickham@bpcc.edu.

Alternative submission process: You may turn in a hard copy submission form in G113 or G129, as well as include your submission on a jump drive or CD.

For further questions, please contact:
Kathryn Bickham, Savoir Faire Advisor
Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas Street
Room G-129
Bossier City, LA 71111
318-678-6544
savoirfaire@bpcc.edu