Submission Guidelines:

The University of Houston-Downtown's literary and visual arts magazine is now accepting submissions. Deadline for receipt of submissions is by midnight on September 29, 2020. Submissions should comply with the following guidelines in order to be considered for review.

  • Poetry: 3 to 5 poems up to 2,000 words

  • Music: Please include Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify, Bandcamp url

  • Prose (short stories): up to 2,500 words

  • Non-Critical Essays: up to 2,000 words

  • Visual Art: Must be submitted electronically with minimum 600x 600px 300dpi.


  1. Entries should be submitted electronically to . Please call (713) 221-8260 before sending large graphics files. We prefer not to accept simultaneous submissions.

  2. In the subject of the e-mail, please include your full name as you want it to appear in the magazine and the name of the genre for the work enclosed. For example, "Sam Sample - Poetry."

  3. The body of the e-mail should only include your full name as you want it to appear in the magazine, your e-mail address, and your phone number. For example:

    Sam Sample
    (555) 555-5555


  4. Before attaching your file to the e-mail, make sure the file is an MS-Word (poetry, prose, and essays only) document saved under your first and last name along with the genre for the piece. For example, "Sam Sample - Poetry.docx"

  5. Each attachment should only include one work. For example, if you are submitting four poems, each of the poems should be saved in its own file. Therefore, the e-mail would include four MS-Word attachments, one for each poem submitted.

  6. The header of the MS-Word document should include your full name, your e-mail address, and your phone number. For example, "Sam Sample;; (555) 555-5555."

  7. All submissions that do not follow the submission guidelines as stated above will not be considered for publication so make sure that all submissions are properly labeled as instructed.

  8. All questions regarding submissions can be sent to

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