Progenitor Art and Literary Journal

Submissions accepted from ACC students and the literary community starting 
Nov 15, 2014 until February 15, 2015 


Progenitor, ACCs Art and Literary Journal presents the Progenitor Online website for 2014 including downloadable Progenitor 2014, art gallery, interviews with writers and artists, and archive of past Progenitor issues.

*News: Congratulations to the Progenitor Art & Literary Journal 2014 Staff:

progenitor 2014 staffAmerican Scholastic Press Association has awarded Progenitor with its highest ranking, First Place with Special Merit, and its cover photo by ACC student Douglas Hutaff with Outstanding  Photograph. "Progenitor is a model for those up-and-coming magazines and an inspiration for those magazines that haven't quite aced the necessary skills." --Magazine Judge, ASPS, 2014

Progenitor also received 2nd place in the small college division, for the Southwestern Division of the Community College Humanities Association’s 2014 Literary Magazine CompetitionProgenitor's cover art, by ACC student Douglas Hutoff, The Master’s Hand, was awarded an honorable mention for the Southwestern Division as well.


Take the Class and Be the Creator of Progenitor!

ENG 231 Literary Magazine, Spring Semester

Consider this a job, not a class. The Progenitor Staff follows a master calendar in order to create a print and digital journal and an online website. The staff collaborates with the graphic design MDG Capstone 281 class from the ground up. You'll learn the editorial process involved in preparing a literary magazine for publication. You'll be involved with the process of selecting material (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art) to be published in the journal, as well as in the making of design, layout, and production decisions to prepare a manuscript for publication. You'll learn how to collaborate as a team with writers, journalists, editors, and graphic designers. You will interview authors and artists, re-design the Progenitor Online website, and host a release party celebration. Great hands on experience for those interested in the publishing field--whether you want work for a magazine or publish in one. Terrific addition to your resume. Contact Kathy Winograd at for details.

Class is open to ACC registered students and to non-credit students through ACC Community Ed.

A word from last year’s co-editor:

Arapahoe Community College produces an award winning art and literary journal every spring. It is not a coincidence that this journal wins awards year after year. Doctor Kathryn Winograd has a way of molding and shaping students who have no clue about print, production or deadlines, into award winning editors.

I was fortunate enough to have to take English 231 for my degree. What started out as a bunch of nerves and uncertainty, turned into the best class I have ever had at ACC. Congratulations to the rest of my class that produced and published the award winning 2014 edition of the Progenitor.

I look forward to reading future editions.

Never forget, “We are the ancestors.”

Rita DeCamilli


Questions? Contact Kathryn Winograd at progenitor@arapahoe.eduor

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