General Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE FOR 2018 ISSUE: December 15, 2017 at 11:59pm

What to Submit:

·   All literary submissions are invited, including, but not limited to: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, scripts, graphic novels, works in translation, and hybrid forms.
·   Art submissions are invited in painting, drawing, photography and sculpture.
·   No simultaneous submissions.
·   We will only consider writing of a literary and professional quality; revised, and polished.
·   We will only consider art of a professional quality.
·   Written submissions should be a maximum of 2000 words and may be full pieces or excerpts of longer works that can stand alone.
·   Scripts are limited to 10-minute performances.
·   Limit of four (4) total submissions per individual. The four submissions per individual may be in one or more genre or medium.


What to Include:
 
Writing Submissions:
·   A single .doc or .docx file with your name, CIN number (if you are a current Cal State LA student) email address, titles of all submissions and brief biographical note (maximum of 75 words; longer biographical notes will be edited). This is the only place, other than the file name, where your name should appear. Your name must not appear on any submitted art or writing.
·   File name must be formatted as Last name First name Title of work. Example: SmithJohnTheLoveStory.doc
·   Text attachments must be in .doc or .docx format.
·   The title of each submitted piece of written work should appear at the top of the first page only.
·   Each creative piece must be submitted in a separate file. Do not start a new piece on the same page where another ends.
·   Include no headers or footers on any submitted art or writing identifying you, such as your name, CIN or email address.
 
Art Submissions:
·   A single .doc or .docx file with your name, CIN number (if you are a current Cal State LA student) email address, titles of all submissions and brief biographical note (maximum of 75 words; longer biographical notes will be edited). This is the only place, other than the file name, where your name should appear. Your name must not appear on any submitted art.
·   Include the medium used to create the artwork and the year the artwork was created with the title on the above mentioned document.
·   Each creative piece must be submitted in a separate file. 
·   Images must be in .jpg format.
·   File name must be formatted as Last name First name Title of work. Example: DoeJaneTheColorsoftheWind.jpg
·   Digital files for art submissions must be print quality, at least 300 dpi.
·   Images of photographed artwork must be free of distracting backgrounds and stray objects.
 

How to Submit:

Please submit your work electronically: 

·       Email to statementcalstatela@gmail.com.
·       Text attachments must be in .doc or .docx format.
·       Images must be in .jpg format.

 

Final Notes:

  • Submissions that do not follow guidelines will not be considered.
  • Accepted material only will be acknowledged by email notification.