Tattoo Magazine

  • Hello friends! Welcome to Tattoo's website.
    Meetings are held on Mondays at LUNCH in Ms. Haines room, M249 

     
    What is Tattoo?
    Tattoo, Shorecrest’s award-winning literary arts magazine, has been publishing student and faculty art and literature since 1963, making it one of Shorecrest's oldest and most treasured student-run clubs. In order to continue to do so, Tattoo needs new student submissions. Visual art, essays, poetry, and short fiction are accepted from the students and staff of Shorecrest High School.

    In 2012 Tattoo received the title of Best High School Literary Arts Magazine from the Nation Council of Teachers of English and a special mention from the Scholastic Review. 


    Coffeehouse
     
    We celebrate the release of our bi-annual magazines with an event known as Tattoo Presents: Coffeehouse. At Coffeehouse we showcase student poets and musicians. It's fun, festive and always a good time! Did we mention it's free? 

How to Submit

  • Submissions close Saturday, September 28th.
    • Read and understand the guidelines below. We are not flexible on these.
    • Fill out the form below. Follow any in-form directions EXACTLY.
    • You will receive an email upon submitting the form. Please attach your submission to your reply.
    • If you have any trouble submitting, talk to an editor or email tattoo.magazine@gmail.com and we'll help you out!


    Writing Guidelines

    • A maximum of four written pieces may be submitted.
    • Submissions must be in one of the following formats: DOC, TXT
    • Maximum length is 2,000 words (or slightly over three single-spaced pages).
    • All pieces submitted must be identified by the author’s name, but the name may be withheld upon request in the publication.  
     
    Art Guidelines
    • A maximum of four pieces of art may be submitted.
    • Images must be between 1MB to 3MB in one of the following formats: JPG/JPEG or PNG.
    • If you don’t have your art piece scanned or are unable to scan your piece, you can leave your art piece, along with your name and the piece’s title with Ms. Haines in room, M249. The piece will be scanned and returned. YOU MUST STILL FILL OUT THE SUBMISSION FORM BELOW. Indicate a physical submission under “Document Name”
    • All art will be published in the magazine in grayscale.
    • All pieces submitted must be identified by the author’s name, but the name may be withheld upon request in the publication.
     
    Submission Form

  • Thinking about joining Tattoo?
    We dearly encourage you to! It's never too late to show up to a meeting and jump in. If you come to meetings regularly and sign in, you will become an official Tattoo staff member. And please be aware — if you are not currently a staff member but want to submit something to the magazine, you do not have to become a staff member to submit!
  • Any questions?
    Please contact the Tattoo editing staff
    Editors: Rumana Ali, Aiko Beauchamp, Emma Howlett, Emma Ehrhart, Adrian Chapman, and Megan Rudberg

    E-mail us at tattoo.magazine@gmail.com

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  • Judging Criteria
    Here you will find how we (the Tattoo Editors) vote and judge the pieces that are submitted to us and how we choose which ones we want to publish in the magazine:
     
    Writing
    Judge it based on four traits: originality, purpose, technique, and appeal. Rank each of those on a scale of one to five, one being poor and five being excellent. Be decisive.
    Originality: have you heard a piece like this before?
    Purpose: does it have a meaning behind the words?
    Technique: was the poetry or prose skillfully created?
    Appeal: does the piece suit your taste?
     
    Art
    Judge it based on four traits: contrast, composition, technique, and appeal. Rank each of those on a scale of one to five, one being poor and five being excellent. Be decisive.
    Contrast: does the piece show strong contrast with black and white and will it copy well into grayscale?
    Composition: does the piece properly utilize space as well as give a focal point for the eye?
    Technique: is the piece of art well executed?
    Appeal: does the piece suit your taste?