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The University of Houston-Downtown's literary and visual arts magazine's submissions are open for the Spring 2024 issue. The deadline for submission is February 26, 2024.


We welcome work from anyone, anywhere, of any background, regardless of affiliation with UHD.


Submission Guidelines:

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems (no more than 10 pages per submission)

  • Fiction (short stories): up to 1,500 words or 6 pages double-spaced

  • Creative Non-Fiction: up to 1,500 words or 6 pages double-spaced

  • Literary Translation into English: Poetry 3 to 5 pages; or Prose: up to 1,500 words

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

  • We accept work in English, Spanish, or Spanglish, and translations into English

  • Written texts and art must abide by UHD's guidelines

How to Submit:

  1. Send your submission to with your full name and the genre of the work in the subject line. (Please email us before sending large graphic files.)

  2. Please include a cover letter, a short bio (up to 50 words), your full name as you want it to appear in the magazine, your email address, and your phone number. 

  3. The file with your work must be attached as a Word document (poetry, prose only) saved under your first and last name, along with the genre for the piece.                                                         For example, "Sam Sample - Poetry.docx."

  4. If submitting multiple texts, each one should be in a separate Word document. (If you are submitting four poems, your email would include four Word docs. Attachments, one for                 each poem submitted.)

  5. Your name and contact information must appear on each page of your Word document.               For example, "Sam Sample;; (555) 555-5555."

  6. For translations:

    1. Include both the original text and your translation into English.

    2. Translators are expected to have identified the original copyright holder and have permission to publish the translated text. Please attach the permission to publish along with your submission. 

* Please follow all the above guidelines to be considered for publication.


Questions regarding submissions can be sent to

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