In an effort to better showcase creative talent, future submissions to The Maze, the student literary magazine, will appear in a new section of The Gator.
Going all-digital will allow students to upload new types of content, previously impossible to display in print form, such as short films, podcasts and songs. Contributions will appear online almost as soon as they are approved, but a print edition—featuring some of the year’s best submissions—will still be released at the end of the year.
Maze staffer Kaitlin Murphy ’17 is really excited about the change. “The plan was to get more people involved,” she says. “If we open the umbrella to the types of things you can submit to The Maze, more people will submit and more people will be involved. We’ll have a bigger and better Maze.”
Maze advisor Donald Reese, who first thought of making the change, echoed Murphy’s sentiments. “Because of The Gator, The Maze has a chance to be more instant and more 2.0,” he says. “People are always going to want to write poetry, short stories, and essays, as well as take photographs. But people are also making videos and other kinds of art that are digital in nature.”
Gator advisor David Cutler is thrilled about the new partnership, especially with respect to giving more students a bigger voice. “This is the beginning of something beautiful, and I”m certain that The Gator and The Maze will compliment each other extremely well,” he says. “We have awesome students who produce awesome work, and I’m wicked jazzed about giving them this opportunity.”