SandScript wins regional award


SandScript, Pima Community College’s literary magazine, has again won first place in regional competition.

For the second in a row, SandScript brought home first-place honors in the Southwest division of the Annual Literary Magazine Competition hosted by the Community College Humanities Association.

The CCHA, founded in 1979, is a national organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening humanities in two-year colleges.

Each year, CCHA selects regional winners from Central, Eastern, Pacific Western, Southern and Southwestern divisions. It then names one national winner from the five finalists.

Faculty adviser Joshua Cochran said SandScript continues to improve each year, and hopes are high for the 2014 edition. The staff’s goal is to win the CCHA national award.

SandScript, which displays an artistic array of poetry, prose and visual art, is published annually during the spring semester.

Students enroll in a West Campus class, WRT 164 – Literary Magazine Workshop. They spend the semester evaluating and compiling works submitted by PCC students and employees.

Submissions are accepted during fall and spring time periods. Fall entries can be submitted through Dec. 1. The entry period will reopen in the spring, with submissions accepted through March 1.

PCC students who enrolled for at least two credits during Summer/Fall 2013 or who enroll during Spring 2014 are eligible to submit.

Cochran urged submitters to read the genre-specific guidelines very carefully. Failing to follow the guidelines may result in submissions being declared ineligible.

Options to obtain SandScript guidelines and submission forms include:

  • Email
  • Visit online at
  • Visit the Facebook fan page at


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