Here we are: it's the start of a new school year, and it's also the start of a whole new Cognito. This blog is our new website; with it, we have greater control over the way submissions and contest winners are published. Also, this is more fun.
Remember, we are always accepting fiction, poetry, and nonfiction submissions on any topic from student writers. Every submission will be put under consideration to be published right here for all to read, admire, and discuss (intelligently, of course). If your submission makes it through a panel of three or four judges (who will not know the author's name), it will then be brought before the rest of the group for consideration. Cognito is a great way for students to get published and to receive feedback from fellow students and anyone else who happens to stumble upon the site, so please take advantage of the opportunity! Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also run a number of contests throughout the school year. Details for each contest can be found on the right side of the page under "What's Going On?" For some, eligible (SOU students only) winners will win cash prizes; for others, they will receive the title of Champion and the thrill of victory. Every contest submission will be brought before all of Cognito's staff to be judged. We will persistently endeavor to keep judging fair and unbiased. Authors' names are not revealed to the staff until the final results have been decided.
In the spirit of attempting to create opportunities for student writing, we may also hold writing events (either on the site or on-campus) during the year. Keep your eyes open!
Welcome to Cognito. We're glad you're here.