We welcome submissions of unpublished poetry, fiction, critical essays and other forms of prose, musical scores, and art. We suggest that authors familiarize themselves with the current issue of the journal before submitting.

We have established the following guidelines for submissions:

  • We prefer electronic submissions, which should be sent as MS Word attachments along with a brief biographical note. In the case of manuscript submissions, all submissions should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage.

  • When submitting artwork, please keep in mind the size of our magazine (5.5x8 inches) and submit it in a form that we can manage.

  • When submitting musical scores, hard copies or Finale-formatted files, sent as email attachments, are accepted.

  • Simultaneous submissions must be noted as such. If work is accepted elsewhere, please notify us at once.

  • Due to the high volume of mail, please allow three months for our editors to respond.

    Electronic submissions must be sent to

    Manuscript submissions should be sent to:

    Fiction/Poetry (Indicate)
    5706 S. University Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637

    The submission deadline for the Winter 2006 issue is December 1, 2005.
    The submission deadline for the Summer 2006 issue is April 25, 2005.

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