The F&M Alumni Arts Review is a printed publication, with a Web presence, presenting literary and visual works by Franklin & Marshall alumni. Intended as an inviting and inclusive way to engage our alums, we also hope the Review will inspire and enable them to continue the tradition of life-long learning that is a hallmark of a liberal arts education in general and of Franklin & Marshall in particular.
Your submission to the AAR will be reviewed by an Editorial Board comprised of Editor Sands Hall, professionals and alumni working in the disciplines published by the Review, and F&M students who've demonstrated a high degree of aptitude in the arts. The Board also takes counsel from members of the Alumni Association, College Advancement, the Provost's Office, F&M's Office of Communications, and the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House. It's a lively and disparate group and you can rest assured your work will be thoroughly and thoughtfully considered.
Sands Hall is an adjunct assistant professor of creative writing in the College’s Department of English. She received a master of fine arts degree in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, and earned a second M.F.A. in theatre arts also from the University of Iowa.
She is the author of the novel, Catching Heaven, a finalist for a Willa Award for Best Contemporary Fiction, and recent stories have appeared in The New England Review, Green Mountains Review, and the Iowa Review. She’s also a singer/songwriter, and recently completed a CD of her songs: Rustler’s Moon. Also the author of a book of writing essays and exercises, Tools of the Writers Craft, Sands is a popular teacher at the annual Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Squaw Valley Community of Writers. For more than 15 years she has worked as a freelance editor for authors of poetry, playscripts, short stories and novels, and non-fiction of all kinds. [sandshall.wordpress.com | www.sandshall.com]
Editor Sands Hall and the Editorial Board of the F&M Alumni Arts Review look forward to seeing and reading your work!