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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: 5, Fiction: 2, Creative Nonfiction: 2, Visual Arts: 5
  2. If submitting multiple pieces, please submit them in one document.
  3. Literary submissions must be written in English and may not exceed 4,000 words.
  4. Please submit your work as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
  5. Visual arts submissions 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, textile, etc. Performance art and musical scores will not be considered for publication.
  6. Do not include your name in any of the attachments.
  7. Do not submit previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please let us know if your piece has been accepted somewhere else. We will accept previously published work if the writer retains publishing rights for ONLY our alumni issue. 
  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 chief editors prior to doing so.
  9. We do not accept pieces that invoke the name of deity as an expletive.
  10. We do not accept unsolicited craft essays, but we do accept inquiries from professionals in the field. Contact our editors at  
  11. 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.

Fall 2023 Issue: submissions close October 20th, 2023

BYU Alumni Issue (Winter 2024): submissions close February 20th, 2024

Fall 2024 Issue: Submissions close February 20th, 2024

We carefully review every submission; this process often takes several months. For the Fall 2023 Issue, you can expect to hear back by December 20th, 2023. For the BYU Alumni and Fall 2024 Issue, you can expect to hear back by April 20th, 2024.