Something Is Due Today…

Submissions are due TODAY!

Calling all writers, photographers and artist! Happy Friday the 13th. Submissions are due today, exciting right?!

Don’t worry, even if you’re not 100% about your creative work, our editors will be willing to work with you if they like where your work is heading. So, you have no reason to not submit!

Our editors are waiting excitedly to see all of your submissions this evening!

First time you’re hearing of this? Click this link for details on how to submit.
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You Aren’t Going to Want to Miss This…

Mondays will always be Mondays. But this Monday, we have something that may just make the week a little more bearable…


As most of you know, this is the last week to submit before the deadline THIS FRIDAY! So, we have awesome Auburn Circle mugs for the next five guys or gals who send in their submission to us at

Winners will be emailed and can collect their mugs in the Student Center in our office. Don’t wait! Submissions are coming in fast; don’t pass the opportunity to have your original work in our Spring 2015 Issue AND get a free coffee mug (or tea, if you’re into that).

This semester’s issue is going to be a good one. Don’t miss out.



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Friday at The Circle!

Happy Friday!

In honour of Black History month, we would like to share some wisdom from the famous Gordon Parks.

Gordon Parks was the first African-American photographer for Vogue and Life magazines.

The best thing to remember while you are out there taking great photos is, in the words of Gordon Parks himself; “The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.

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Tip of the Week!

We hope you’re all having a great Sunday morning! To start your week off right, here is a little tip of the week:

Tip Of The Week

Great work doesn’t always mean more complex work.

Keep in mind, SUBMISSIONS are due by February 13th at 4:45 PM! To find out how, go to our site.

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Meet Stone Phillips!

Everyone, meet Stone. Stone, meet everyone.


Here’s a preview of Stone and the conversation we had, if you want one: picture a sloth on Twitter, in outer space, listening to “With a Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles while dreaming of being in Australia.

I had the pleasure of getting to know Stone Phillips, our very own Fiction Section Editor, on a higher level this week. He’s a hard worker with a very fun spirit. Say hi!

What is your position at The Circle?
I am the fiction section editor.

What do you think this position has done for your experience in college and for future work?
The position has allowed me to better develop skills working with a team. The submissions we get have also inspired me to work harder as a writer.

What would your life theme song be? Why?
With a Little Help from My Friends by the Beatles. Not an original choice I know, but my friends have gotten me out of some bad situations.

What social media (Tumblr, Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, etc.) would you say best fits your personality?
I don’t really use it anymore, but I guess Twitter. It’s short, simple, and to the point.

Lets say you had the choice to be anything in the world, what would you be?
Well I want to be a writer, but if it was anything I would want to be an astronaut or astrophysicist. I love anything to do with space.

Favorite animal?
A sloth. It moves at its own pace.

What is your hidden talent?
I don’t know if I really have one. I am able to retain a lot of details from any story. Books, movies, TV, anything. I guess that counts.

If you could give advice any celebrity, who would it be and what would you say?
I would tell Kanye he makes good music, but he is not a god.

What meme best describes your life?
Any Bad Luck Brian meme. Not being pessimistic, but weird things tend to happen to me.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go?
Australia. Always wanted to go there.



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Throwback Thursday: “The Rabbit ‘Telula'” and “Dog Spit in Space”

It’s that time again, and this week we’re throwing back to one of our more… unconventional spreads, featuring “The Rabbit ‘Telula'” by Doug Walters and “Dog Spit in Space” by Emily Quinn, both from the Spring 2013 issue. We love the pairing of a rather mystical nature poem with such an odd, surreal oil painting!

The staff is staying busy putting together our Fall issue, so stay tuned for updates on our progress, sneak peeks of the new edition, and event announcements!

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Friday Favorites

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It’s Friday, and We Are Flashing Back!

Guess what? It is Friday, and we’re flashing back! With Homecoming right around the corner, here’s a poem by Rachel Davis and a photograph by Laura Raye May, both from our Spring 2013 issue, to celebrate! Hope everyone enjoys Homecoming!
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Meet Mary Cole: A Life of “Bad Puns and Mom Hugs”

This Monday we are taking a peek into the marvelous life of Mary Cole Daulton, our Visual Arts Section Editor. Stay tuned to see whose life we invade next.

What is your position at Auburn Circle? And what is it like?
My position is Visual Arts Section Editor, so it is my job to lead the section members, and together we vote on which art submissions go in the book! It’s so fun to see all the different kinds of art Auburn students make–oil painting, watercolor painting, quick sketches, detailed charcoal drawings, photography, murals, collages, and graphic design.

What is your favorite thing the Circle does each year?
My favorite Circle event is Snaps, our biannual publication party! We get to highlight the best of the magazine and really celebrate our authors and artists because if they didn’t submit, we wouldn’t have anything to publish. I love creating a little Circle art museum by displaying the art from the magazine and showing everyone how talented Auburn students are.

If you had to pick one GIF to describe your life what would it be?







What’s your major and why did you pick it?
I am majoring in graphic design! I was on the staff of my high school lit mag, and I fell in love with the process of design and publication. And I love how hands-on my homework is–although, “love” isn’t the adjective I use when its 3 a.m. and I’m cutting my mounting board for the third time.

Favorite place to go in Auburn:
Hobby Lobby. I can be dangerous in there.

Name your top 5 pieces of literature:
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

What’s it like to be in the life of Mary Cole Daulton?
The life of Mary Cole Daulton includes a lot of mildly snarky commentary, tons of bad puns, “mom hugs,” stress, more stress, and a lot of clumsiness.

Who would you pick to play yourself in a movie about you? Why?
Mindy Kaling–we’re pretty much twins.

If you could sing one song on X-Factor, what would it be?
“Midnight Train to Georgia”–it’s my go to karaoke song.

Most embarrassing moment in college so far?
I was walking across a parking lot, and as I stepped off the curb onto the crosswalk, I twisted my ankle and completely fell to the ground. A car was waiting for me to walk across and the guy saw the whole thing, so I popped up really quickly and just yelled “I’m good! I’m good!” with two thumbs up as I limped out of his way.

If you were a box of cereal, what would you be?
Honey Bunches of Oats

If they named a new crayon color after you, what would it be and why?
229, 255, 105 = Proemial Yellow: An introduction to insanity

Circle or square pizza?
Square box, square pizza. However here at the Circle we like things to be rounded and spherical, so I’ll say Circle pizza.

If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Circle office what type of parade would it be?

I’d throw a submissions parade and I would throw candy at everyone just to remind that the Circle is always a’round. (Bad pun!!!!)

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Throwback Thursday: “Sky, Bar”

It’s Thursday and time for a Throwback! And in honor of the weekend almost being here –thank goodness!–here’s a poem by Cary Bayless, from our Fall 2012 issue!
Sky, Bar by Cary Bayless
Whether you’re making plans to head downtown or going out to the trails, don’t forget, Submissions are due THIS Friday!
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