$100 prizes will be awarded in each of three categories for best student work:

  • Short Fiction and Essay
  • Poetry
  • Art and Photography

Bresnehan statue


turning tides

the MMA literature and arts journal

Bridge at night with lights

MMA students, staff, and faculty are invited to submit pieces for publication each year. Submissions are selected for publication by the student editorial staff

Turning Tides Spring 2020

essays short stories  poetry photography visual art videos

Editorial Staff
2/C Sarah Hardwick, Editor
Megan Bressoud
Andrew Padgett
William Roe
Alec Goldenberg
Gage Ramsden

⎼ 2019-2020 Prize Winners ⎼
Art & Photography: Ryan Kearny, Bridge
Poetry: Alec Goldenberg, Time
Story/Essay: Sarah Hardwick, Worker #375

Halloween Poetry & Story
Christine Murray: There’s No Proof
Lana Nguyen: The Troubles

Past Issues 

Volume 1 (2012 - 2013)

Volume 2 (2013 - 2014)

Volume 3 (2014 - 2015)

Volume 4 (2015 - 2016)

Volume 5 (2016 - 2017)

Volume 6 (2017 - 2018) 

Volume 7 (2018 - 2019)

Volume 8 Spring - 2020


2018 - 2019 Student Editorial Staff

  • Leah Alessi
  • Angelina Basile
  • Megan Bressoud
  • Timothy Chambers
  • CJ Christiansen
  • Melissa Cochrane
  • Sarah Hardwick
  • Nason Kelley
  • William Roe

Submission Guidelines


  • Identifying information should appear only on the online submission form
  • Anonymous submissions will not be accepted
  • Submissions must include a valid MMA email address
  • Please set MARGINS at 1.25 inches on all four sides
  • NUMBER pages (if more than one page) in bottom center of page
  • DOUBLE SPACE short stories and scripts
  • 12 POINT TIMES NEW ROMAN font for short stories, scripts, poems, and essays
  • Entries must be uploaded as one of the following formats (gif, jpg, png, avi, mov, pm3, wav, doc, docx)
  • Images must be in .jpg format
  • Please title all work

Narrative, Analysis, and Research Essay Guidelines
Limited to one entry per author

Short Story Guidelines
Limited to three entries per author

Poetry Guidelines
Limited to five entries per author

Photographic, Computer Art or Drawing
Limited to five entries per artist (Note: Artwork might not be published in color)
Submissions are limited to up to 15MB uploads

Submit an Entry