Student Publications

On-Campus Publications

Delta Winds

Delta Winds is an annual publication of student essays from courses in the English program of San Joaquin Delta College. The collection of expository writings includes reflective personal narratives and analytical social commentaries. Essays from the magazine have been republished in English composition textbooks by Bedford/St. Martin's Press, Roxbury Press, Thomson Press, Longman Publishing, Norton and Company, and Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Delta Winds is used as a supplementary text for a number of composition courses. In the English 87 and 79 programs, essays from the magazine have formed the basis for writing prompts in the final evaluation of a student's writing skills. Submit essays to

Eric MacDonald
(209) 954-5519

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Artifact Nouveau is a magazine of works by students, faculty, alumni, and employees of San Joaquin Delta College published by the SJDC Writers' Guild. Currently in its first year of publication, it is a re-branding of Artifact (2007-2014). Works by writers and artists unaffiliated with Delta College may be selected for publication for up to 40% of the overall content. Literary and visual art submissions are accepted year round. All genres and mediums are welcome. Submit work to

Sarah Antinora
Shima 310
(209) 954-5533

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Creative Writing Students

Students in Creative Writing classes, under the guidance of the instructor, compile their poetry, short stories, one-act plays, and creative non-fiction from the semester into a magazine that is distributed to the class. During National Library Week, students present their favorite works to the public. Students often present their work at poetry readings in the Stockton Community; in fact, Delta College poets have been showcased at both Barnes & Noble and Maxwell's Bookmark.

The Final Draft

The Final Draft

The Final Draft was a vital resource in Level I composition courses from 2000--2012 and was directly connected to the curriculum for English 70. Students submitted original poetry, short fiction, essays, or artwork in various media. The Final Draft writers were featured at readings on campus. The popular magazine was compiled by June Gillam, Patti Drake, and Writing Lab tutors.


Off-Campus Publications

Library of Congress

National Textbooks

The following Delta Winds essays have been republished in textbooks used in English composition classes across the country:

Sam Quinones' Tell Your True Tale

In the fall of 2012, journalist and author Sam Quinones visited Delta College to conduct a writing workshop with an English 79 course taught by Pedro Ramirez. As a result of this workshop, the following student essays were published on Sam Quinones' website under Tell Your True Tale.

Dominic's Designated Driver

The main goal of Dominic's Designated Driver is to reduce the number of DUIs and drunk-driving related accidents. Students representing a range of courses have been selected to be featured on the foundation's website: