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Becoming a contributing writer for the Mace

Updated: Jan 29, 2019


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Lily Daniels | Contributing Writer


On Wednesday, January 16, 2018, Brooke Nicholson visited the Intro the English Studies class (ENGL 200) to talk about Mace and Crown. Two and a half years ago, she herself wandered into a general interest meeting for the Mace and Crown and has not looked back. She has risen from contributing writer, to Arts and Entertainment Editor, to Editor-in-Chief of the Mace. She likes arts and entertainment so much that she wants to become a PR manager. According to Brooke, Mace and Crown is a great experience for students with “a passion to produce something awesome.”


Anyone, not just journalism majors, can get involved. Most submissions are about 300-500 words, and categories range from technology to creative writing. The staff is happy to work with contributing writers if they do not know AP style or if the submissions are not up to par. Brooke hoped that students of ENGL 200 will take this opportunity to have fun, to meet people, and to be a part of “something really cool.”


Before class, I had already emailed Mace and Crown about getting involved during this semester. Because Brooke was so passionate about the magazine, I left even more inspired to contribute. As a first year student at ODU, an opportunity to have my writing in print is really exciting. The fear of rejection was the only thing that kept me from submitting a draft proposal. Brooke assure us all that they try to accept every submission and that they will help us improve our writing. I am currently working on a submission for creative enclave. If I can do this, so can you!


General interest meetings are every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 at the Mace and Crown office (located in the U-Center in the Hub).

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