You do not have to be on staff to get published. However, we can only accept submissions from the students, faculty and staff of the University of Texas at Austin. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Travesty reserves the right to edit submissions for content, style and length. You will be notified if your submission is chosen for publication, so include your full name and email address with your submission.
You must apply to be on staff. Membership is restricted to University of Texas students, faculty, and staff only. Click here to download the application or pick one up at the TSP desk in CMC 3-200. You don't necessarily have to write to be on staff — we are virtually always in need of administrative assistants, salespeople, web designers, and illustrators. Applications are accepted year-round. All positions are unpaid with the exception of ad sales. Keep reading for more details.
Include with your application at least three (3) writing samples. Your samples should be funny and clever; ask other people what they think before you submit them. Any samples that include serious pieces (e.g., an article you wrote for the Daily Texan), film scripts, or self-referential work (e.g., "I am cool! Hire me.") will be disregarded. Poorly proofread samples will be laughed at and burned. We only bring funny people onto the staff. Competition is fierce, and we judge your abilities based solely on your application.
Design staff (illustration and layout)
Include with your application at least three (3) design samples. We especially need people with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign experience. Other graphic skills - such as drawing or Macromedia Flash -
are also appreciated.
Advertising staff (sales)
Experience is preferable but not required. We will expect you to deliver revenue on a monthly basis (this is very lucrative-we pay 30% commission!)
Experience is required. Please attach a thorough resume.
If you're just looking to get involved, this position may be perfect for you. Help out with publicity, distribution, ad sales, and various miscellaneous sundry while soaking up the prestige of being on staff. All AAs are given a four-week trial period during which they must prove their worthiness before they are considered "on staff." Enthusiasm, ambition, and a willingness to do grunt work without bitching are key. If you don't prove your worth, you will be asked to leave.