Circle Media

Contrary to popular belief, staff members at The Auburn Circle love our social media. Yes, we love print. But at the same time, without social media, how would be broadcast our thoughts, favorite quotes and documentation of our work?

First it was Facebook. Then we moved on to Twitter. And now you all get to read a few blog posts from us each week here on WordPress.

But now there’s a new social media platform in town, and The Auburn Circle is ready. Are you?

That’s right. We’ve moved to Instagram. We have so many talented submissions, published visual art and overall Insta-worthy moments that happen in the office, at our events and through our lovely submissions.

Besides, where else would we post the plentiful photos of funny faces made by staff members at our events?


For sneak peaks of our visual art, a glance at the lives of our awesome staff, information regarding our events, distribution and deadlines, videos and Circle sightings, make sure to follow us @AuburnCircle.

Have a suggestion for what you want to see on Instagram? Let us know! Send us a tweet, shoot us a message on Facebook, tag us in a photo or drop by the office and see us.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

The Auburn Circle staff

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday readers! Here’s a list of our favorite things from the week to celebrate our favorite day.

1. This last week was banned book week


Even though the week is over, make sure to live on the wild side and grab one of these books.

2. This buzzfeed article describes. our. lives. perfectly.

3. We found this video gem of Miley Cyrus, pre-twerking phase.

Miley Cyrus Jolene

4. And this video gem of JT and Jimmy Fallon teaching the proper way to use hashtags #awesome #doubleawesome #weloveit #JTfansforever

Jimmy Fallon and JT teach how to use hashtags

5. THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN WAS THIS WEEK. What else can we say? The Auburn Circle loves the fall. Get ready for our fall season of distribution and SNAPS.


The Secret to Submissions


Perhaps otherwise known as one of the most mundane, monotonous and/or miserable days of the week. To be quite honest, I’m actually a fan of Mondays and the start of the week, but I recognize that I probably stand alone on that one. Regardless, in the spirit of breaking out of the mundane and monotonous routine of the average Monday, I’ve decided to switch it up a bit for today. Instead of presenting our lovely readers with a “Meet the Staff Mondays” blog post, today’s post is all about letting y’all in on the secret to one of our most guarded treasures.


We love to get them. You love to send them. And as part of the PR team for the Circle, I absolutely love to encourage them. We’ve received a lot of great submissions from students all across the board this semester. Sure, we’ve got your classic poets that live, breathe and write masterpieces on a regular basis. But we’ve also got engineers and journalists and criminology majors and RTVF majors that have submitted equally brilliant works of art.

So here’s the question that we’ve all heard a million times and are bound to hear a million more times:

How do we choose?

Let me be the first to tell you, it’s not easy. More often than not, we want to print more than we can fit on the pages. Auburn is a talented campus, and it definitely shows through in our submissions. The first step in the process, however, is to strip the works from their authors (don’t worry, it’s not permanent!) As soon as a submission comes in, the name of the author is taken off of it, and it’s labeled with a number. From there, the anonymous copies are placed safely into the folders of each editor in the relevant section and reviewed. After individually reviewing each work, editors discuss the works in their section and rank the submissions according to guidelines set by each section at the beginning of the semester. After ranking the works, we work as many of them as possible by rank order into the magazine.

So there you have it! The secret to reviewing submissions, although not quite as exciting as drawing out of a hat, magically knowing which submissions should go in upon arrival or creating a hunger games esque arena for editors and their favorite submissions, is really just that. Not easy by any means, but also not as unpredictable and randomized at it may seem either.

The secret to our submission process isn’t all that you’re getting on this extraordinary Monday, though. If you’re one of Auburn’s artistic assets and you accidentally missed the deadline, we’re offering a last chance on submissions! Turn them in by Wednesday (Sept. 25) at 4:45 p.m., and we’ll take them through the (not so secret anymore) submission process.

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone! May your Monday be marvelous and lacking in monotony.