Currently Active Publications for Undergraduate Submissions

Here you’ll find an updated list of magazines, blogs, journals, etc. where undergraduate students can submit their work. Find out more at the links below (listed in alphabetical order)

The Allegheny Review — A nationwide literary magazine that annually publishes undergraduate poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork.

Columbia Poetry Review — a student-edited, national literary journal published annually by Columbia College.

Crook and Folly — This is DePaul’s very own award-winning journal of literature and art. The journal is run by students and accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and dramatic lit.

North Dakota Quarterly — A literary and public humanities journal that has published a mixture of articles, essays, fiction, and poetry for over 100 years.

Rainy Day — Cornell University’s literary magazine. They accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and short plays from college undergraduate students.

The Foundationalist — An intercollegiate literary journal organized by undergraduate editorial boards at Yale University, Bowdoin College, and University of Iowa that publishes undergraduate pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays.

The Orange Couch — A literary magazine created and run by tutors at the UCWbL for DePaul writers and alumni.

30 N — A fine arts undergraduate literary review published by North Central College.

Be sure to check back on an updated list.

Call for Submissions: Oakland Arts Review

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There’s still time for undergraduates to submit their poetry, nonfiction, fiction, comics, screenplays, and art to Oakland Arts Review!

The deadline has been extended until November 15, 2017.

OAR is an international magazine of undergraduate writing and art at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Past issues and submission guidelines are available at www.oaklandartsreview.com.

The deadline has also been extended for The 2018 Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prizes in Poetry and Nonfiction. Publication along with a $500 first prize and $300 second prize for the best essays and poems that address the experience of being Muslim in America. The author doesn’t have to be Muslim to enter and there is no entry fee.

Call for Submissions: RipRap Literary Journal

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From the editors of RipRap Literary Journal:

RipRap Literary Journal Volume 40 would like to offer our humble invitation to talented writers and artists of all genres for our CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! We are currently accepting submissions for Artwork, Poetry, Short Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. There is no fee to submit. 

We will be accepting submissions until December 3, 2017. 

RipRap is a literary journal designed and produced annually by students in the Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing program at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). RipRap highlights new and emerging writers from across the country as well as enlightening interviews of award winning, published writers who are featured in the CSULB English Department’s Visiting Writers Series or from the known writing community. New editions of the journal are published each May. Being the 40th anniversary edition, we would like to encourage submissions that illuminates the current unique social and political climate. As always with all our submissions, we seek out work that is innovative, forward-thinking, and as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.

Submit your work.

The Golden Shovel Anthology International Poetry Competition

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The Golden Shovel Anthology International Poetry Competition

 February 1st, 2018 deadline

Open to middle school, high school and college students living in the United States and internationally, the Golden Shovel Anthology Competition invites young adults to submit original poems that adhere to the Golden Shovel form following the competition rules. Submissions are open from now until February 1, 2018. No fee is required to submit.

Learn more!

Narrative 30 Below Contest

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NARRATIVE INVITES all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old to send their best work. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. We’re looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists working today.
Submit your work now through November 19.