Submission Guidelines

We only accept submissions from current Hendrix College students. All submissions are anonymous to the staff members who vote on them, but we do not publish anonymous work.

There is a limit of 5 entries per genre per person. Genres include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art.

Poetry: No length limit. Any style, formal, free verse or prose poem.

Fiction: 5,000 words maximum.* Any style or genre as long as it has literary merit. Includes (but not limited to) short stories, flash fiction, short plays, etc.

Nonfiction: 5,000 words maximum.* Any style or genre as long as it has literary merit. Includes (but not limited to) memoirs, personal essays, nature writing, etc.

Art: Any medium, including (but not limited to) printmaking, digital art, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, drawing, painting, and comics/narrative art. Any subject matter (within reason) as long as the piece has artistic merit. Please send a high quality, high resolution digital image of your work (.jpeg or .pdf, 300 dpi). Please include a title for your work, as well as dimensions if able. We do not take physical submissions. If you would like, you can include an artist statement with your work.

*We may allow a little wiggle room if your piece goes over the word limit some, but keep in mind that the longer the work, the more scrutiny it will receive as room in the magazine is limited. If you would like to submit an excerpt from a novel, novella, full-length memoir, or longer short story/play/essay, you may do so, but it must be able to stand on its own.

Submissions are taken via email. For written submissions, please specify which genre they are. Submit written work in Word documents rather than PDF files. For visual art submissions, please specify the medium and dimensions of the piece.  Attach each individual piece to an email as .jpeg or .png files, rather than PDF files. No zip folders, please, and no secondary upload sites (wetransfer, dropbox, etc). Send submissions to

We do accept simultaneous submissions. To withdraw submissions, email before Spring Break. After Spring Break, submissions may not be withdrawn.

Submissions are currently CLOSED.

We will get back to you about whether or not your piece has been accepted for publication late into the spring semester before the release of the magazine.