Call for Submissions

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are currently open for the 2019 Edition! The Deadline is February 14th, 2019!

The general rules for submissions are as follows:

All written work to be considered must be .docx (preferred) or PDF.

You may submit a maximum of 5 poems.

You may submit one or two short stories but do not exceed 3,000 words.

You may submit in multiple genres, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, etc.

Visual art submissions are welcome.

Writing in different languages is allowed, but must have English Translation.

Please include a cover letter no more than 100 words in length.

Do not include personal information (name, email, etc.) in the story/poem itself.

Send submissions to

Deadline is December 10th, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

What are we looking for?

This year, we’re looking for writers from all majors to contribute to our journal! We hope to have as diverse a journal as we do a campus. We are not looking for a theme, but would love to have an open and safe space for all the arts.  Our main focus is making an impact on our community. Art and literature can be so much more than ink on paper. It can inspire, create change, and capture the truths of our culture. This year, we are showcasing inspirators, changers, and truth seekers-not just authors and artists.

It should be noted that we only publish work by students currently attending the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) or UIS alumni. The reason for this is that we hope to foster a more creative community and give students and alumni an opportunity to see their work published, and also to allow students to join in the literary conversation here at UIS and in the wider Springfield community.

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