Submit to Miscellany

The editorial staff of Miscellany at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, invites undergraduate students to submit creative writing and visual arts pieces for consideration in our 2017 issue. Miscellany welcomes all undergrads across the United States to submit their work, especially if they have not yet before had the opportunity to submit to a competitive literary and arts journal.

Founded in 1980 by poet Paul Allen and his student, John Aiello, Miscellany has been dedicated for decades to providing a competitive venue for emerging undergraduate writers to submit their work for publication, and as of 2015, we opened up our submissions to all undergraduates across the nation.

We select submissions in a workshop-style setting with a staff of about twelve volunteers, led by the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor. Submissions are judged by content, originality, craft, and on how well they fit in with the publication as a whole. We ask that interested students submit before December 6th, 2016. The annual publication is released every April.

Past issues of Miscellany as well as instructions on how to submit can be found on our website at There, you can also find contests (the current ones end October 21st), the creative works of our staff, and other articles and interviews.

Catfish Creek open for submissions


Catfish Creek, the national undergraduate literary journal published by Loras College, is now reading for our seventh edition, to be released in spring of 2017.

Submission Guidelines:
Any student currently registered in an undergraduate program is eligible to submit. If we accept your work, we will ask for proof of your current enrollment. All submissions should be sent electronically, as MS-Word (.doc or .docx) or RTF attachments, to  Please specify the genre of your submission (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) in the Subject line of your message.
Ex: Fiction submission—“Story Title”

All submissions should use standard margins and readable 12-point font (Courier, Times, etc.). Prose (fiction or nonfiction) should be double-spaced, with pages numbered. Also, please provide your name, college affiliation, home and e-mail address on the first page of your submission. This will allow us to contact you with a response. And because we want to know who you are, please include a brief cover letter and short bio in the body of the e-mail.

Our reading period is September 1-Dec. 10. Any manuscripts received outside of that time will be deleted unread.

As a general rule we place no restrictions on style or subject matter. While we do not consider straight genre pieces (SF, fantasy, horror, etc.) we will consider literary-quality writing that crosses genre lines. We are also not looking for work that depicts excessive violence, though exceptions might be made if the work exhibits literary merit.

Catfish Creek will happily read simultaneous submissions, provided that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Response time varies depending on the number of submissions, but we will do our best to respond to you within 3-4 months. Feel free to query the editor at if you have not received a reply after six months. Also, please do not send a new submission until we have responded to the first.

Payment for accepted works is two copies of the issue. Catfish Creek buys first North American serial rights. Should you re-publish the piece at a later date, we ask that you acknowledge that we published it first.

Poetry: No style or length restrictions, though we don’t have room for book-length poems. Submit up to three poems at a time, as separate attachments.

Nonfiction: Submit literary nonfiction: memoir, reflective essays, New Journalism-style writing, nature writing. Please submit one essay at a time (unless they are very short, in which case send up to three). Maximum length: 4000 words.

Fiction: We’re interested in literary fiction of any style: realistic or experimental, flash fiction, short-shorts, and full-length short stories. Please send one full-length story or up to three flash fiction pieces at a time. Maximum length: 4000 words.
If you’d like to purchase an issue, copies are only $5 (which includes mailing costs). Order forms may be downloaded through our website:


Editor-in-Chief: Megan Kennelly
Fiction Editor: Cassandra Busch
Nonfiction Editor: Anna Girgenti
Poetry Editor: Jacob Butlett
Faculty Advisor: William Jablonsky

Poetry East Release Party this Saturday, January 23rd at Mars Gallery

Join Poetry East this Saturday, January 23rd from 3-6pm to celebrate the release of issue #86, titled “Angel Valley”.

“Angel Valley” features poems by Bruce Bond, Gregory Dunne, Meg Kearney, C.K. Williams, and Mark Arendt. The cover art is by Sioban Lombardi, one of four Mars Gallery artists whose work is featured in the issue.

Poetry East is affiliated with DePaul’s English Department and is edited by Richard Jones, who also teaches in the department.

The release party will be held at the Mars Gallery in Chicago’s West Loop. Admission is free, copies of the issue will be available for sale, and the issue’s four featured artists will be present to discuss their work.

PE Release

Crook & Folly, the DePaul Literary & Art Magazine, Seeks 2015-2016 Staff and Editors

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Crook & FollyDePaul’s award-winning art and literary magazine, is assembling a staff of undergraduate and graduate students for the 2015/16 academic year. Positions include: section editors and readers for each literary genre, copy-editors, social media/marketing, and public relations coordinators. If you are interested in becoming involved as a member of the magazine’s team, please send an email as an attachment to no later than Monday, October 5th with the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Year in school, major/concentration
  • Application letter of 200 words or less describing relevant experience, commitment, and interest in working for the magazine.

Questions? Contact the 2015-2016 Co-Editors-in-Chief, Eric Hollander and Alyssa Walker, at

*Being involved with Crook & Folly is an amazing way to make friends, learn how a literary magazine is created and brought into the world, be involved with a publication of the English Department, and have a lot of fun! You also get to see the amazing work and talents of your fellow students and promote creative expression.*

Slag Glass City Pop-Up Mini-Memoir Event This Sunday, June 7, at the Comfort Station in Logan Square


Slag Glass City INVITES all Chicagoans to

Write ON Chicago/ HERE is WHERE

on Sunday 7 June. Drop in between Noon and 4:00 PM at


2579 N Milwaukee Ave.

Write ON Chicago is a free pop-up creative writing event inviting you to document your Chicago-based memories by completing the phrase “HERE is where________.”

Participants will write their mini-memoirs on sticky notes and affix them to one of our large city maps, helping us create a living portrait of this city of memory, reinvention, and dream.

HERE is where you received a life-changing phone call.
HERE is where you lost your way on an unfamiliar street.
HERE is where you made your life better, or worse.
HERE is where you proposed to your beloved.
HERE is where you entered or exited the train.
HERE is where you cleaned up a mess and made yourself at home.

• ACCORDION MUSIC by Chicago theater artist Ruth Margraff.

• READINGS of brand new flash memoirs by Chicago writing students, on the topic of BECOMING.


• Free Chicago-made CANDY and Chicago-made LITERARY MAGAZINES.

Screenshot 2015-05-26 17.13.49AVAILABLE at this event for the FIRST TIME EVER is the premier publication in our new print series Slag Glass City Miniatures: Big Cities. Little Books.  This first edition is called IT IS NOT WASTE ALL THIS  (after the title of an essay in the compilation by Chicago author Kathleen Rooney).  The book is itty,  bitty, and pretty. Come get yours!


Write ON Chicago urges us to consider the vital role city spaces play in our lives—open or dense, green or concrete, struggling or thriving, and everything in-between. By humanizing the city map with our stories, we hope to reveal ways our city might at once persevere and be remade.

THE COMFORT STATION—an historic municipal building re-purposed as an art gallery and performance space—is located right off Logan Square and easily accessible from the #74 Fullerton bus, the #76 Diversey bus, and the #56 Milwaukee bus, as well as the Logan Square Blue Line stop, and the event is happening during the weekly farmer’s market on Logan Boulevard.

Support for this event comes from the DePaul University Department of English and the DePaul Humanities Center.

REMINDER: Crook and Folly Applications for Editors-in Chief Due Wednesday, April 22!

Just a reminder that applications for 2015-2016 Crook and Folly Editor-in-Chief are due this WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd!

See below for details!

Crook & Folly, DePaul University’s award-winning, all-student, journal of literature and art, seeks applications from graduate and undergraduate students for two positions as 2016 Editors-in-Chief.

Note that the magazine is changing the time of year we call for Editor-in-Chief applications, in order to allow for overlap between outgoing and incoming editors.  The new editors will begin work planning for the new year late this Spring 2015 and won’t hire their section editors until this coming Fall.

Candidates for Editor-in-Chief should write a one-page (250 words) application letter describing relevant experience and commitment as well as vision for the magazine, and email it, as an attachment, to Professor Borich on or before 11:59PM on Wednesday 22 April. We will conduct interviews in mid-May.

Please apply only if you are interested in the Editor-in-Chief position, and will attend class in Chicago for the entirety of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Crook & Folly will call for staff and section editor applications in September 2015.

If you have questions, please email Professor Barrie Jean Borich: