Type Of Organization
Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Recent Awards Received
2011 Best of the Web for Robert Wrigley's "Short Answer: Mishap with a Nail Gun."
Marge Piercy, Bob Hicok, Sherman Alexie
We accept submissions through submittable during January, February, September, and October only.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 10 weeks
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Patricia Colleen Murphy
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I founded the magazine in 2007 as a teaching tool for the students in our undergraduate creative writing program.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
I manage 5 faculty advisors and 25 student interns each semester.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
We ask for a 100 word bio. Be friendly. Don't try to be cute. We're immediately turned off by hipster bios, or bios that state "I have published work in 6,000 literary magazines."
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We receive submissions through submittable. We read for only 10 weeks each fall and spring. During those 10 weeks we read all the submissions each week and meet on Skype to discuss the submissions.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We are looking for work that is polished, surprising, and unique. We have been known to ask for extensive revisions if we get a piece with potential that needs several more drafts.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read previous issues.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Our ideal reader would be a person who is up to date and savvy about technology and contemporary literature.