Submit to Collision Literary Magazine

Collision Literary Magazine is dedicated to publishing well-crafted, previously unpublished undergraduate work. It encourages experimentation in form and structure, whether in poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, or art.

Collision is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the annual magazine, you will be considered for their writing and cover art contests. 

Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 25, but they read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu



Equinox, a student-run journal of contemporary literature and art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students across the United States. For fifty years, Equinox has been publishing creative writing from the Arkansas region and beyond. Each year, Equinox awards the David Jauss Fiction Prize and the Jo McDougall Poetry Prize to best work. Please visit their submissions page at https://ualr.edu/english/equinox/submit-to-equinox/ for more information.  

The submissions deadline has been extended to February 15, 2022. They accept fiction, poetry, hybrid writing, short screenplays, and visual art.

Call for Submissions: Seeking New Talent & Emerging Black Writers

The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation is always seeking to discover and honor new talent. It’s been part of their mission since our founding in 1990. 

They do this through their College Awards, which recognize Black undergraduate or graduate students in fiction and poetry, and the Crossover Award, which awards an unpublished Black nonfiction writer 18 years or older.

The submission period for the 2022 College and Crossover Awards is now open to emerging writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. 

The College Awards are generously sponsored by Amistad Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, and the Crossover Award is sponsored by ESPN’s The Undefeated. Awards are judged by distinguished, published authors in the three categories. Each winner will receive a cash prize and is invited to attend the Legacy Awards ceremony on Friday, October 21, 2022, in Washington, DC. 

The submissions deadline for the College Awards and Crossover Award is January 31.

Visit their website for more information and full guidelines.

Call for Submissions! Due December 3

Violet Margin is looking for the work of undergraduate writers to be published in the next issue of our literary journal.

They accept poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and worksof visual art and photography from undergraduate students in the nation.

Violet Margin wants to be a creative outlet for students which highlights the diversity, adversity, and absurdity we all experience every day.

They accept works from writers of all levels and backgrounds. At Violet Margin, they know that everyone has a voice—this is a chance to let it be heard.

Submissions open: October 11, 2021

Fall deadline: December 3, 2021

For information on submitting and guidelines see violetmargin.org

For more information, contact violetmargin@uis.edu