Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Submit to Avanim by October 16!

Submit to Avanim by October 16!

Avanim is currently accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and photography for its fall issue!

We accept submissions from Columbia undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. Submissions should be limited to no more than 5 poems, 15 pages of prose, and 5 photographs or works of art.

All submissions should be sent to by October 16, 2011.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Avanim's Spring Issue

Thanks to everyone who came out for the April 14th event for Avanim's new issue!  

In some of the night's highlights, Emma Rosenberg read from her story "The Gift" (p.30), Matthew Sherman told us stories of photographing Israeli pigeons, Anne Whitehouse shared several of her latest published works, including her poem, "Age and Youth" (p.3), Juan Lamata read us a poem dedicated to the one-and-only Justin Bieber, Allyza Lustig talked about her quest to find the right color of turquoise for the oil painting,"Reef" (cover), Alisha Kaplan sang us an Irish shanty,  Diana Clarke shared her story, "Stocks or Something" (p.8), Sam Kazer talked to us about photographing in a former Nazi concentration camp for his photograph, "Untitled" (p.19), and Shira Schindel closed the evening with her beautiful "The Market" (p.23).

You can see these works and more in our new issue, available in racks across the campus and now on our blog!

P.S.  Check out great photos of the event by contributor Andra Mihali.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Spring 2011 Issue is Here!

Our new issue is coming out on April 14, featuring stories, poems, paintings, and photographs from Columbia students and alumns.

Join us for our release party for the new issue!

April 14, 9:00 - 11:00 pm
Cafe Nana, 2nd floor Kraft Building,
114th street, between Broadway and Amsterdam
(across the street from Schapiro Dorm)

The event will feature readings and works of art from our contributors, music, and free food from CafĂ© Nana.  Come and get your very own copy of our new issue!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Avanim's Jewish Literature + Art Resources

We've added a new element to our blog: a list of links to different Jewish art and literature resources in New York.  A couple of our editors came up with a list of places in NY with great writing eventslike Drisha and NYU's Creative Writing Program, museums with Jewish art and photographylike the Jewish Museum and the Roman Vishniac Archive at the International Center of Photography, publishing resources and book lists—like Brandeis University Press and the Jewish Book Review, and some of our favorite journals (other than Avanim, of course).

We'll be adding to the list as we come across new places to share with you.  Feel free to comment with art and literature events, exhibits, contests, and other things that you think we should add to the list!


p.s. Be sure to take a look at writer Anne Whitehouse's website: Anne's poem, "Age and Youth," will be appearing in the next issue of Avanim!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Final Day to Submit -- this Sunday!

All submissions are due by Sunday night to!  We accept up to five poems, fifteen pages of prose, and five photos/works of art per person.

Avanim's Spring 2011 Issue

Avanim's Fall 2009 Issue

Avanim's Fall 2008 Issue

Avanim's Spring 2008 Issue