Threshold is Looking for Editors!

THRESHOLD%20poster-page-0Threshold, DePaul University’s award-winning, all-student journal of literature and art, is soliciting applications for editors for its upcoming 2014 issue. Interested candidates should prepare a 1-2 page application letter describing relevant experience, available commitment, and a vision for the magazine. Applications can be submitted via email to Professor Borich at between now and October 7, 2013, at 12:00 noon. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Threshold Magazine Announcement

Message from the DePaul Editors of Threshold:

To the DePaul Community,
We are excited to announce that Threshold is now open for submissions for the 33rd issue.  DePaul’s award-winning art and literary magazine is seeking writers and artists from any undergraduate and graduate programs who have original writing or visual pieces invested with the human experience.  We are calling for compelling nonfiction essays, fiction pieces, poetry, plays, screenplays, digital work and fine art. Threshold continues to operate by students for students.

Submission requirements are as follows:


Multiple genre submissions are allowed, although we will only accept one piece in each genre, with the exception of poetry, in which we will accept up to three poems. Prose pieces may be excerpts from a larger working collection (novel, screenplay, etc.) but must stand on their own.

Fiction and Non-Fiction pieces should be 5,000 words or less.

One to three poetry submissions should be included in a single file.

Dramatic Literature includes screenplays and plays up to 15 pages.

Please email all submissions to with the genre of your submission as the subject line. Doc, .docx, or pdf formats only.

Two documents should be attached to your email including the submission itself and a cover page detailing contact information, including your first and last name, the genre of your submission, email, phone number, and the title(s) of your piece(s). There should be no names or other contact information on the submission.

Submissions will close Friday, February 15 at 11:59 PM.


There is no limit to the number of submissions.

Digital Work

All digital files should be saved as an eps or tiff with the following file label: LastName_Title.tiff. All work should be exactly 300 dpi and approximately 8×10 (depending on the format of your work). This should be done without interpolation–do not resample the image when resizing.

Fine Art

All work should be photographed or scanned and submitted only as a digital file with the following file label: LastName_Title.jpg. Please make sure that it is at a high resolution (300 dpi) and if possible, color corrected.

Please include your name, email address, title of the work, media, dimensions, and date completed. Please email all submissions to or hand in submissions to the AMD Office by Friday, February 15.

Those selected for publication will receive a copy of the magazine and DePaul notoriety. Following publication, there will be the limelight of the magazine launch reading event and affair.

Any questions, big and small, should be emailed directly to Updates regarding the magazine; submission particulars, FAQs and upcoming readings are regularly posted on our Tumblr page,

Thank you for the interest.


Rachel Harthcock and Borja Cabada, Threshold Co-Editors in Chief
Joe Horton, Threshold Art Director




Threshold Lit Magazine,


It’s that time again!!

Threshold is accepting submissions for the 2012 issue. The magazine, in its 32nd year, is student-produced and showcases the best original fiction, poetry, dramatic literature and creative non-fiction in the DePaul community. For more information on the submission deadline (February 10) and guidelines, check out Threshold’s page on The Underground

The Writers Guild

Writers Guild,

Now that Winter Quarter is underway, it’s time for the return of the Writers Guild, DePaul’s student creative writing group! The Writer’s Guild meets every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00pm at the Richardson Library (Room 309) on the Lincoln Park campus. Participants will be able to collaborate both with other writers and an UCWbL peer-writing tutor and receive reader-based, revision-orientated feedback on their work.

The Writers Guild is an excellent way to focus your creative energy and encourage yourself and your fellow group members to keep going on that difficult project. We welcome writers to participate as often as they can, whether that’s once a month or every week. Alumni are also welcome to join us.

If you’re planning to submit to Threshold this year (deadline February 10th, 2012), the Writers Guild would be a great place to whip your piece into submission-worthy shape!