Magazine features faculty, student pieces

 Students have the opportunity to publish their poetry or art in the FAMU CaKe Journal.  

CaKe, a Journal of Poetry & Art, is a literary magazine published by students and faculty consisting of original poems, short stories and artwork. The journal has published four issues and will print its fifth April 2011.  

CaKe has included several famous poetry writers such as Nikki Giovanni and Allison Joseph.

The journal honors Giovanni as a woman who has almost thirty awards and honors and has been awarded with the keys to 25 different cities. Joseph directs the MFA program in creative writing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and serves as editor of Crab Orchard Review.

The Journal has an online component,  The website is frequently updated, including posts of different poems weekly.

Kristine Snodgrass, faculty adviser and editor for the literary magazine, said there have been low submissions from students and faculty, making it difficult to obtain enough content to post.  

All submissions must be via e-mail attachment to  The deadline for submitting to the fifth issue, which will be released in April 2011, is Nov. 30. Each applicant may have up to five submissions.  

“With this next issue for April we might not have to sell,” Snodgrass said.  “We plan to have a release party and a reading to follow the fifth issue.”  

Snodgrass requests more submissions and participation from students and faculty to help the turnout for the fifth issue.  In addition to the journal, they will be selling T-shirts.