Department of English launches magazine featuring student work

There’s another Ochre on campus this fall – and its name is Ochre Magazine.

Published by the Department of English, Ochre Magazine showcases exemplary work from the department’s magazine feature writing course. The 44-page four-color magazine also takes advantage of new web-based publishing tools that allow for single-issue print-on-demand sales rather than a prohibitively costly print run.

“The value of Ochre is giving students an opportunity to see how their hard work looks in print and on the page, which is rare for undergraduates,” said Dr. D. Matthew Ramsey, chairman of the Department of English. “It also allows prospective students to see the kind of work they might be doing in the communications program.”

The first issue appeared this fall, with stories ranging from short travel pieces on Newport landmarks like the White Horse Tavern to trend pieces on running a family business and dealing with video game addiction. Featured authors include Sarah Anderson ’12, Melanie Brozek ’13, Hannah Gonneville ’13, Daniel Holmes ’14, Brittany Lauro ’14, Taylor McCarthy ’12, Michael McDonald ’13 and Hanna Mraz ’13.

Ochre Magazine was published on HP MagCloud, which provides professional-quality print editions on glossy magazine stock as well as digital downloads. The magazine is available in print as well as digital form. Single copies of the four-color print edition cost $8.80 plus shipping; digital PDFs are free.

1 comment

  1. Jan Goodland-Metz says:

    Just want to add that Design Services in general and Kate Daley, one of our graphic designers, and a Salve Regina graduate, specifically did all the design layout and production on this magazine. Kate did a fantastic job in creating a visual presence for this magazine. Giving the students’ work a place to live. MagCloud is a new concept. It will be interesting to see how many downloads are requested.

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