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Scriptus is AUC’s student-run magazine. We aim to provide a platform for creativity and knowledge, as our issues consist of stories, poems, articles, opinion pieces, photography, illustrations, and more. Anyone can submit something, also anonymously, and we comittee select and edit what we think are the most promising pieces or what pieces align best with the theme of the issue.

For everyone who wants to show their creativity, and everyone who just wants to enjoy it.

Facebook: Scriptus

Instagram: @scriptus_

E-mail: scriptus@aucsa.nl

one: Beginnings – Published October 2012

two:Naked Truth – December 2012

three:Econtagion – February 2013

four:Renascence – April 2013

five: Panopticon by choice – October 2013

six: Everyday Resistance – November 2013

seven: The Hero Edition – February 2014

eight: This Is A Magazine – March 2014

nine:Wizards & Wunderkind – May 2014

ten: Issue 10 – October 2014

eleven: The Dean Issue – December 2014

twelve: The Plight of Humanities – January 2015

special: The Committee Manifesto – February 2015

thirteen: Issue 13 – March 2015

fourteen: Changes – May 2015

fifteen: Issue 15 – June 2015

sixteen: Issue 16 – October 2015

seventeen: Issue 17 – November 2015

eighteen: Issue 18 – December 2015

special: Creative Writing Edition – February 2016

nineteen: Issue-19 – March 2015

twenty: Issue 20 – June 2016

twenty one: Issue 21 – June 2016

twenty two: Issue 22 – October 2016

twenty three: Issue 23 – December 2016

twenty four: Issue 24 – March 2017

twenty five: Issue 25 – June 2017

twenty six: Issue 26 – October 2017

twenty seven: Issue 27 – December 2017

twenty eight: Issue 28 – June 2018

twenty nine: Issue 29 – December 2018

thirty: Issue 30 – June 2019

thirty one: Issue 31 – December 2019

thirty two: Issue 32 – June 2020

thirty three: Issue 33 – January 2021

So you’ve decided to write for Scriptus! Good for you. Some important guidelines to consider:

  1.  Answer the good old Five W’s. Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Basically, if your article answers these questions, it’s fundamentally done its job. But it’s up to you to bring your own wit, style, and personal flair to it.
  2. Conciseness is vital!  Don’t throw unnecessary expansion in that you usually use when writing academic articles. They’re not needed. Also, avoid repetition. Being concise makes it easier to get your point across.
  3. Make your article easy to read! Read your article aloud to check whether it actually makes sense, or whether you still need to work on your grammar. The easier, the better for the reader to understand you. Do not use jargon, and if you have to because you are writing a science article, try to explain it.
  4. Check SPELLING and GRAMMAR!
  5. Structure your article, try to give it a beginning, middle and end. Try to come up with a logical structure.
  6. Check your information, we do not want to mix reality and dreams that you once had. If you use facts, make sure they are the right ones.
  7. Avoid bringing up questions and then leaving them unaddressed, it’s annoying and screws with the logic of your article.
  8. Send in the document with the title and your name!
  9. Pictures? Include a black and white picture of the highest resolution to accompany it (preferably original, but if not please source it)
  10. Contact us about the word-count. One page pieces are around 750 words long (longer in cases of short stories, shorter for other pieces). If you are over it, it’s fine, it’s easier to cut down than to add things. If your article is too short, send it in anyway, we might need it as an accompanying piece.
If preparing an interview, a few points to consider are:
  • Decide what the interview is about: the person’s Knowledge, Views, Experience or some combination thereof
  • Sketch out for yourself the thematic area you’re looking to cover
  • And write down a few things you’re looking for specifically, so you can be on the look-out and guide the interview in that direction
  • If you keep the interview conversational, the person will feel more comfortable and probably talk more than if you’re just asking them a number of questions

Things to think about when writing a review (book, movie, games, tv-series, theatre, opera, etc):

  1. Make it interesting; you want your readers to feel the need to watch/read/play the thing you are writing about and that their life would be incomplete when they do not do it
  2. Keep it short and simple; except when you are discussing something and analyse it in detail (something that you will have to talk about with your editor), keep the language active and engaging. Address the reader more than expressing your own opinion
  3. Don’t explain crucial story details, people might want to still watch/read/play it and would like to be surprised. Don’t get lost in explanations about the plot, people will find out themselves.
  4. Depending on how long your article is (we do 500 words and 200 words), try to include some background knowledge/trivia about your piece, to make it more accessible.
  5. Include a good picture of your choice, directly from the source. Usually a picture from the movie, book cover, screenshot etc.
  6. If possible, provide a link to amazon to buy the book, an event screening the movie or something alike.
  7. If you feel you did not have enough space to convey all the information you wanted about your piece, we are currently thinking about making accompanying videos to the articles.


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