mcc 300 1HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/23/14) — Revived in the 1980s, by English Teacher Cynthia Anderson, “Gadfly,” Madisonville Community College’s Literary Magazine, has been reaching out to unique, diverse mixture of community members with eclectic writing and artistic styles.

The magazine is currently taking new submissions for the 2014 edition.

“In 1987, we had the first well put together issue,” said Brooke Archila, lead editor. “Since then, we have been going pretty strong.”

When the magazine first started, students and faculty members worked together in the editing process. However, as the years went on, students lost interest and in 1990, the process became faculty member’s responsibility.

“I would like to bring students back into the editing,” said Archila. “It will give students a good experience, and I think it works to have students editing with faculty members.”

To keep costs down in the early days, the magazine was exclusively in black and white.

“We had a recent increase in the budget,” said Archila. “Now, we are able to put out the nice colored version, which I think makes it really pop.”

“It is a big sense of accomplishment to see your work out there,” said Archila. “That’s why I really want to spread the word. A lot of people still don’t know about it.”

To submit stories or for more information, email Brooke Archila at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . When submitting, materials should be sent as a word document, PDF or JPEG.

“We try to have the magazine out by graduation week,” said Archila. “I think it’s important to get more people submitting to this because we have so much talent in this community. I think people are surprised who publishes, who paints or who writes poetry. It’s important for us to share that, and to be able to put our work out there for other people to see. We look forward to hearing from everyone.”


The Gadfly ranges from science fiction to romance literature from students, faculty, community members of Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties and other surrounding areas.

Participants of all ages are welcome to submit original poetry, fiction, essays, photography and artwork for consideration.

There is a limit of four submissions per person, which are due by Feb. 1.
GadflyLiteraryflyer 2014

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News Reporter your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 9806

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8669

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7488

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4459

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3142

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15441

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14372

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 2084

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1501

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1090

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 801

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 539

Hopkins County Warriors Go to National…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 420

Beauty of Western Kentucky Autumn Wilderness…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 380

American Medical Association Wants to Ban Ads for…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 329

Grapevine Church Offering Interactive 'Miracle of…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 319

Pet of the Day - Jewel

by SurfKY News