Hyphen Needs Your Help
By Mark Christian Inchoco, Managing Editor
Dear Temple Faculty and Administrators,
I am writing this letter as Managing Editor of Hyphen, the undergraduate literary journal. The magazine began twelve years ago as a project created by Professor Jena Osman. Since then, Hyphen has published 363 fiction writers, poets, and visual artists; each new publication our production values have been increasingly greater. This year, three students published in Hyphen were nominated for publication in Bennington College’s plain china, a national under-graduate anthology. If chosen, Hyphen will be featured alongside journals from Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, and numerous others. Recently, Hyphen alongside Drexel University’s literary magazine, Maya, has collaborated with the Mighty Writers in South Philadelphia. Every year, we strive to maintain a high level of content, production values, and community engagement open to all undergraduates.
As a student-run organization, we have relied on the faculty’s support since our first issue published in 2000. This mutual relationship helps sustain the magazine and fosters a thriving literary community on campus. During the last few years, the Student Activity Fund had financed the entire cost of publishing our magazine ($5000). However, due to a miscommunication between last year’s printer and my predecessors, that money is no longer available for the magazine’s use during the 2011-2012 academic year. Please help support Hyphen this year with a financial contribution in order to sustain our work serving both as a creative outlet for undergraduate artistic expression and an organization that helps the Philadelphia community at large. Donations in cash and services can be arranged with me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check donations can be sent to:
Department of English
1114 W. Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122