News and Notes


By Scott Biddulph

We at The Chestatee Review are honored to announce that our magazine won first place in its genre among 22 other colleges competing at the Southern Literary Festival. Since the consolidation of UNG as a whole, there have been a lot of challenges and changes on our campuses. We`ve all experienced the “parking lot Olympics” and other fun things ranging from website issues to class registration nightmares. Things at UNG are finally gelling and smoothing out. This year, the UNG staff decided it was time to consolidate our college literary magazine, as well. This is an exciting time for The Chestatee Review and for our student body in terms of students’ ability to show their individual talents and to get published to a much larger audience. This emboldens our motto: “For the students by the students.”

Another important announcement is the extension of the submission date for Papers and Publications (March 24th). Papers & Pubs is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate research and creative works published by the University Press of North Georgia. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your work published. The journal is read worldwide through downloads and can expose aspiring writers to greater opportunities; it had over 33, 000 downloads last year alone. For more information click on the link:

The Southern Literary Festival is coming to Dahlonega this year and will be held March 26th through the 28th. This is an amazing opportunity to attend workshops with some of Georgia`s greatest authors and teachers of writing. Follow the link for more information about the SLF and how to register:

We are having our open house at the Dahlonega Campus Saturday March 28th starting at 8:30 am at the Hoag building. Please come by and visit us, so we can answer any questions you may have about the magazine. We`d love you hear your ideas, questions, and comments.

Finally, we will have another “Open Mic Night” on Thursday March 26th at 8 pm in the Education Auditorium Building. There will be catered food and drinks available. Please come and join the festivities. These open mic nights are a great way to meet other aspiring writers, poets, and musicians; and, they are always fun. Help us to get the word out by subscribing to this blog and our other social media outlets.

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