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Submission Guidelines:

  1. Inscape curates fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts pieces. You may submit the following number of submissions per category: 

Poetry: 2
Fiction: 2
Creative Nonfiction: 2
Visual Arts: 5

  1. If submitting multiple pieces, please submit them separately.
  2. Literary submissions must be written in English and may not exceed 4,000 words. 
  3. Please submit your work as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
  4. Visual arts submission must be scanned at 300 DPI or higher and saved as a .jpeg or .tiff image. Art submissions may include photography, paintings, drawings, digital art, sculpture (photographs of), textile, etc. Due to the nature of the printed form, performance art will not be considered for publication. 
  5. Do not include your name in any of the attachments.
  6. Do not submit previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please let us know if your piece has been accepted somewhere else.
  7. All submissions should be submitted at
  8. Current Inscape staff members may not be considered for publication. Staff members may submit their work in order to get blind feedback, however, you must talk to the Editor–in–Chief or Assistant Editors–in–Chief prior to doing so. 
  9. Any submission that does not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

Reading Period:

We accept submissions year-round. However, to be considered for a particular edition, please follow the deadlines below. 

Print Edition: Submissions close October 20th

Online Edition:  Submissions close February 20th

We carefully review every submission; this process often takes several months. For the Fall edition, you can expect to hear back by December 20th. For the Winter edition, you can expect to hear back by April 20th.