Submission Guidelines

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Submissions for the 22-23 year are open through November 1! We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts submissions from current undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We actively seek out work in both traditional and non-traditional forms, and encourage work that is both purposeful and innovative.

Due to a high volume of submissions, we will only accept a maximum of three poems, three works of prose, and five works of visual art from each artist. All work must be submitted through each genre’s google form. 

How to Submit:
We highly recommend pdf submissions, although other submission types are allowed. Please do let us know in the comments section of the form if any of the formatting in your piece is intentional. Please submit one google form PER PIECE. This means you will have to submit multiple times if you have more than one piece.

For poetry and prose:

  • Your name should not appear anywhere in the document.

  • All items must be in 12pt Times New Roman or Arial, as well as double-spaced.

  • Each poem or prose piece should not exceed more than 10 pages. 

  • The document must be named in the following format: LastName_TitleOfWork.pdf


For visual art:

  • ​Visual art must be in a .jpeg format.

  • Color images are accepted along with grayscale work.

  • The longest dimension must be 1200 pixels.

  • The document must be named in the following format: LastName_TitleOfWork.pdf

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