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Dori Andrepont
Argentum Editor
E-mail: argentum@

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GBC's Argentum

2019 Argentum Poster graphic.Argentum is Great Basin College’s art and literary magazine devoted to highlighting the excellent artistic expression of its students, faculty and staff. Community members are also encouraged to submit work. Contributors 18 and under need a parent or guardian signature.

Argentum 2019

The fine print, or what you really need to know and typically skip but this time (since money is on the line), you are going to read. From writers, we are looking for works of non-fiction (up to 1,000 words), poems, and short stories (up to 3,500 words) in the following genres: crime/detective, fable, fantasy, folklore, historical fiction, horror, humor, mystery, science fiction, suspense/thriller, or western. We also have a special interest in historical essays (up to 700 words).

From artists, we are looking for art inspired by the 1940s in any medium that we can photograph and reproduce. You can submit cartoons, ceramics, design (graphic or architectural), drawings, fabric arts, painting, photography (both unenhanced and digitally altered), jewelry, or sculpture. The catch here is that the majority of the images will print in elegant black and white as we are working to replicate the feel of a 1940s magazine design, and ultimately it will be an editorial decision as to what prints in black and white.

(Okay, we’ll be honest and say that the savings of printing in black and white gives us the ability to award prizes of $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place in both the writing and art categories*.)

All submissions are due on or before February 15, 2019, just so that those of us who traditionally have nothing to do on Valentine’s Day can claim to be legitimately engaged in a worthwhile and exciting endeavor. We will take submissions that are not related to the theme, but to qualify for the prize money, the 1940s theme needs to be adhered to. For complete details and instructions on how to submit your work, see below.

*While everyone in the GBC community is welcome to submit to Argentum, only GBC students enrolled in summer 2018, fall 2018 and/or spring 2019 classes are eligible for prizes.

How Do I Submit?

Complete the Argentum Submission Form including the Declaration of Originality and Copyright Agreement. All Great Basin College students, faculty, staff, and members of all communities served by GBC are eligible to submit written and visual work. Multiple submissions are accepted (limit of 3) and selection will be based on quality and originality. Please submit your completed forms and attached work (or photo of your work), via e-mail to

For Artists: What are the specifications?

  • Visual Images: JPEG or TIF files are preferred. Please do not submit PDF files.
  • Dimensions no smaller than 8” x 10” at 300 dpi
  • Files labeled as: LastNameTitle.jpg
  • Large pieces-ceramics, sculptures, etc. should be photographed with a digital camera with a plain gray or white background and a white light source (daylight).
  • Please provide specific medium information (acrylic on canvas, etc.).

For Writers: What are the specifications?

Work should be submitted as RTF editable digital file(s) with the following specifications:

  • Files labeled as: LastNameTitle.rtf

Only three submissions total per person will be considered



If you have questions regarding how to submit or document your work and need assistance in doing so, please contact: If you need assistance photographing your artwork for submission, please contact GBC Media Services at 753-2103 to make an appointment. Media Services is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are located in Room 103C in Lundberg Hall.

For More Information Contact

Dori Andrepont
Argentum Editor

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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