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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kaleidoscope Journal of Art and Literature is a Spoon River College student publication featuring short stories, poems, essays, song lyrics, photography and fine art. Kaleidoscope is published each spring.

Kaleidoscope History:  In 1983, under the direction of communication professor Bob Gorg and student editors Jerry Swank and David Pires, the Spoon River College Student Senate sponsored a student-run literary publication entitled Collegiate that was filled with stories, poetry, essays and public commentary.  It initially had a strictly literary focus, and then added visual arts and became Kaleidoscope in 1996 with a nearly endless range of formats and appearances.

Today, Kaleidoscope remains a st​udent-run publication under the guidance of faculty advisors that continues its mission to publish fine works of literature and visual arts by the Spoon River College community.

Kaleidoscope 2023

Kaleidoscope is a literary arts journal that includes student-submitted fiction, poetry, art, and photography.  If you would like to submit some of your work in this year’s issue of Kaleidoscope, please submit using the links under Resources, or email faculty advisors Laura Bandy or Barbara Ashwood with any questions you may have.
Submissions will be accepted until Friday, February 24, 2023.


Faculty Advisors

​​Canton Campus:
Laura Bandy
English Professor

​​Macomb Campus:
Barbara Ashwood
English Professor


Submission guidelines:

  • Any piece of art or short literature (short story, poem, song lyrics) may be submitted.
  • Each student may submit a maximum of four pieces.
  • Submissions for the 2023 issue are due by February 24, 2023.

Submit a piece at this page and follow the directions.

Submit an application for an Assistant Editor position at This Page and follow the directions.