Statement Mag 05

April 8, 2005
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 Apr. 8, 2005

Carol Selkin
Media Relations Director 
(323) 343-3044



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:

Top Poetry and Fiction Submissions Selected for
Cal State L.A.'s Student Literary Magazine

Los Angeles, CA – The College of Arts and Letters at California State University, Los Angeles, will honor the recipients of the Dean’s Prize in Fiction and Dean’s Prize in Poetry during the reception and reading for the launch of the 2005 Statement Magazine, the University’s annual student literary magazine. The reception will be on Saturday, May 21, 6 p.m., in the Fine Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, on the Cal State L.A. campus.

Of 130 submissions received, only 22 works of literature and 12 works of arts were selected to appear in the 2005 issue of Statement Magazine. All submissions were reviewed by the Statement editorial staff on the basis of literary and/or artistic merit.

Of all poetry accepted for publication in the 2005 issue, Jeffrey Neale’s poem, “Trans Land,” was selected as the winner of the 2005 Dean’s Prize in Poetry. Neale, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is an M.F.A. student in Art at CSULA.

Of all fiction accepted in the 2005 magazine, Jasper Cross’s short story, “The Man of Instructions,” was selected as the winner of the 2005 Dean’s Prize in Fiction. Jasper, an international student from Guernsey, is an M.A. student in English at CSULA. Each winner will receive a special achievement certificate and a $100 cash prize at the reception for the launch of the 2005 issue of Statement Magazine.

For more information, contact the magazine’s faculty adviser, Lauri Ramey, at (323) 343-4165.

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 170,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds--reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include a noted alternative energy technology initiative; an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab now under construction.

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