Submit work that encourages us to see the world from new perspectives and different angles, ones that we may not have previously considered or imagined.
December 2021 Update: We have reached our submission limit on Submittable. This means we are closed for submissions in all categories except our Flash Nonfiction Contest (until 12/5) and visual art. We will open again for writing submissions in Spring 2022.
If you would like to submit visual art, please do so via the Google Form at the link below.
- We only consider previously unpublished works. No exceptions. Thank you.
- We do not accept submissions via email or postal service. You can submit your work to us through Submittable. If you run into any technical difficulties in uploading your submission, please contact us at email@example.com.
- We do accept simultaneous submissions. However, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere.
- If you’re submitting prose, please limit your submission to one story or essay at a time. We will not consider any prose pieces over 5,000 words.
- If you’re submitting poetry, please submit to us no more than three poems. The best things come in threes: Olympic medals, wishes, Cerberus heads.
- At this time we do not accept novel excerpts, unless they function as standalone stories.
- We ask that if your work is accepted to please wait three reading cycles before submitting again. For example, if your work is accepted in the Spring 2020 cycle, you will be eligible for Spring 2022 submissions. This waiting period allows us to best honor our mission of giving space to new voices.
- We do not accept work (other than visual art) from current students at the University of San Francisco. Alumni may submit work.
- Please include content warnings when applicable.