From time to time I try to encourage people both to subscribe to Dialogue and to contribute manuscripts for publication. Well, now is an excellent time for those who are either students of any age or younger (30 or under, whether or not a student) to try their hand at the latter.
In an effort to encourage new writing talent, Dialogue has a “New Voices” program in place. Just for submitting a manuscript that is accepted for editorial review, you will receive both a one-year electronic subscription to Dialogue and a Dialogue DVD. If your piece is actually published, you will receive a cash award of $100 for a poem or brief prose piece or $300 for a more substantial article. For details of this program and instructions how to submit your manuscript, see here.
Also, anyone may receive a free sample issue of Dialogue just for asking.
If you have the capacity to participate actively in the Bloggernacle, there is no reason in the world why you shouldn’t be able to craft a manuscript for more formal publication in a print journal. What have you got to lose? I encourage you to give it a shot.