River Currents

Literary and Visual Art Publication
of Illinois Valley Community College

River Currents is the student organization that publishes Illinois Valley Community College's annual literary and visual arts publication. Each year student editors solicit and edit writing and artwork from IVCC's student body, jury and edit the submissions, and compile a printed literary magazine for distribution.

The book is published in the spring of each academic year and distributed for free to the student body and surrounding community. IVCC's Jacobs Library also archives an annual copy of the book.

River Currents is a wonderful record of IVCC's talented student body, the courageous efforts of those continually committed to bringing fine art to the campus and surrounding communities, and provides a unique experience to student editors for their future professional pursuits.

Upcoming Events


Nov. 22 Submission Deadline

november 22 submission deadline

Email submissions as a file attachement to RiverCurrents.IVCC@gmail.com. Students whose work is chosen to appear in the forthcoming 2017 issue will be notified in the spring semester. View our submission guidelines for more information.


submission deadline is november 22

2016-2017 IVCC Creates Contest Deadline


Staff Meetings

When: first Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

meeting space outside of room A-329, main campus

What: Staff meetings are designed to allow staff to form a working relationship, plan for submission calls and other on-campus events, and prepare for the planning, design, publication, and distribution of current and past issues of the book. If you're interested in joining the staff, stop by a meeting to meet us and see what we might have available for you.


IVCC Cultural Events page

River Currents Events


2016 Day of the Arts Writing Workshop

2016 Issue Launch Party

2016 IVCC Creates Contest