The Hickman Review Mission Statement
The two goals of Hickman Review are to produce a literary magazine of the highest possible quality and to give voice to Hickman students. This means selecting high quality art and manuscript submissions from a variety of artists and combining them into an exciting and well-integrated design. To help us focus only on the merit of each submission, we maintain anonymity of authors and artists. In an effort to promote diversity and variety while not stifling the artistís creativity, an individual is allowed only to submit, at most, four writings and four pieces of artwork per publishing year. Each piece included in the Hickman Review should demonstrate originality through a creative idea or a fresh approach to a familiar idea. We also focus on the power of the submission; it should provoke thought and emotion. A high quality submission will also demonstrate good craftsmanship and unity. Because some pieces may simply lack this polish, revision of submissions is encouraged. We must also consider, although it does not reflect the worth of a piece, how art will reproduce in the magazine. In our search for quality and diversity we do not focus on the political correctness of a piece. Instead, we consider the content of submissions artistically and not on the appeal, or lack thereof, it may have to the majority of the public. We look for diverse art and manuscript submissions that demonstrate both a good idea and a good execution.
Hickman Review 2005: Forget What You Heard
Rumors only strip away the imagination that created the art or literature piece and can be as brutal as fingernails scraping off the top layer of skin. Instead, put on the headphones and block out the commotion and misconceptions and listen to the music as purely as you can. Block out the darkness of pessimism and open your eyes to see the colors as the artist took them straight from the palette. Don't believe what others say, look and read through your own eyes and forget what you heard.
-Abby Hendren and Diana Mitrea