The Baron is RCBC’s multi-genre anthology of interdisciplinary student, faculty and alumni writing.

The anthology debuted at the beginning of the fall 2019 semester to help commemorate the college’s 50th anniversary: a way to reflect on our past and look forward to our future. During the spring 2022 semester, we published a special COVID-19 issue. Students submitted poems and personal essays that spoke to their concerns, reflections, losses and successes while navigating the most difficult days of the pandemic. The Baron helped amplify their voices. As we gear up for our next issue, we hope to hear more of those voices.

The anthology is published annually in print and overseen by an editorial staff of students and faculty.

What kind of work can be submitted?

This publication will showcase the diverse talents and unique perspectives of our college community. Readers can look forward to works in a variety of categories, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Argumentative essays
  • Commentary/Editorial
  • Education/Teaching
  • Ethics
  • Explanatory writing
  • Food writing
  • Gender, race, and sex
  • Humor
  • Interdisciplinary writing
  • Memoir/personal essay
  • Nonfiction and creative nonfiction
  • Persuasive writing
  • Poetry
  • Popular culture
  • Profile writing
  • Research writing
  • Reviews (books, films, music, etc.)
  • Short fiction
  • Travel writing
Submission Guidelines

We are currently accepting submissions from our respected faculty, staff, students, and alumni. To facilitate the editorial process, please adhere to the following submission guidelines:

PROSE. Prose manuscriptsincluding fiction and nonfictionshould not exceed 3,000 words. This includes abstracts, references, notes, etc.

POETRY. Poetry submissions should contain 3-5 pieces. Each poem should be placed on a separate page.

Potential contributors should also:

· Use black type only.

· Submit only in Times New Roman font.

· Use font size 12 for the manuscript.

· Center the title.

· Indent the first line of each paragraph.

· Double-space the text.

· Place dialogue in quotation marks.

· Include a brief bio at the end of the document. The bio should include the writer’s publications, institutional affiliations, awards and interests.

STYLE GUIDELINES. Concerning style and formatting, potential contributors may use style guidelines related to their respective disciplines: MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORKS AND PLAGIARISM. We are soliciting original manuscripts only. Please do not submit previously published work. All submissions will be reviewed. By submitting your work, you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism.

STANDARDS AND PRACTICES. Keep in mind that this is a college publication; therefore, submissions must conform to RCBC’s standards and practices of civility. Use of foul, obscene, abusive, or demeaning language will result in the automatic rejection of the manuscript. This includes gratuitous use of profanity that has no educational or artistic value.

HOW TO SUBMIT. Send submissions to as either a .doc, .docx or .pdf file. Please include your name and email address on each page. 

SUBMISSION PERIOD. Rolling submission period.

NOTE. The editorial staff will consider all submissions, and we will make every effort to respond to individual manuscripts. We reserve the right to edit documents if grammatical or typographical errors are found.

We look forward to reading your work!

How to Submit Your Work

Send submissions to as either a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. Please include your name and email address on each page.