All Submissions:
  • All submissions are welcome. Preference is given to those from the Great Lakes Region.
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished and original content.
  • Submissions must be Times New Roman font, 12pt and double spaced.
  • Submissions must be in .doc or .docx (no open office documents will be accepted)
    • Formatting must be saved as: title.lastname.docx
      • The subject line of your e-mail should be formatted like this: TYPE OF ENTRY( FICTION, POETRY, ETC.)-TITLE OF WORK
      • The name and word count should be at the top of the document.
  • Please proof-read submissions.
Fiction Guidelines
  • Fiction has a maximum word count of 7,599.
  • We are looking for pieces that have a distinct voice, emotional connection, structure, and unique characters.
  • If you have multiple submissions, they must be in separate documents.
Poetry Guidelines
  • No more than four poems can be submitted at a time. If you are submitting more than one poem save them in one document.
  • We are looking for vivid, unique poetry.
Creative Non-Fiction
  • Non-Fiction has a maximum word count of 7,500.
  • (See Fiction Guidelines)
Critical Essay:
  • Essays must follow MLA formatting.
  • Essays have a maximum word count of 7,500.
  • Note that essays are highly selective.
  • We are looking for readable, unique, creative essays that relate to the human condition.
Original Artwork
  • Digital file
  • All types of media are welcome
  • .jpg at 72 dpi
  • All artwork is subject to cropping,but ideally the image will be 640×290 pixles or larger
  • Chosen artwork will be displayed a featured image for a story and as a post in the current issue.


  • If you have something worthwhile outside of these categories, please submit it for consideration.
  • Please submit using the form below.

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