ellipsis… literature & art is the annual literary journal published by the students of Westminster College since 1965. We sponsor a yearly poetry contest judged this year by Matthew Gavin Frank.

All accepted poems are eligible. Past judges include James Galvin, Nance Van Winckel, and David Gewanter. Contributors include well-known writers, up-and-coming writers, and never-before-published writers.

We accept English language submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and art. Our submission period is August 1 through November 1 for poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. We accept art submissions from August 1 through February 1. Please read the guidelines for each genre below.

Please include a cover letter with a brief contributor’s note with the following: your address, telephone number, and email address.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome but withdraw your submission immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We pay our contributors $10 for each poetry or art piece and $50 for each prose piece, plus two free copies of the issue. 

Submissions cannot be accepted via email.

 

Ends on February 1, 2017
We accept art submissions, high quality digital images, through February 1. We choose one color piece for the cover of the magazine.

Please submit each color image individually. If your submission is accepted we will ask you to send us a high resolution image.

1. IMAGE FILE SPECIFICATIONS:

  • jpg files only,
  • 800 pixels FOR THE LONGEST EDGE - For a horizontal picture = width, for a vertical picture = height
  • File size under 250kbs Please "save for web" OR aim to make each file under 250kbs. 
  • No borders or watermarks. Please do NOT include borders or watermarks. Ask if you have questions about what is acceptable.

2. FILE NAMING:

  • Please name the files with your first name and last name (given name then surname) and a number. Please use the same name that you list in your email as your name.
  • No spaces, dashes, parenthesis or other non letter/number characters. You can put an underscore between first and last name if you would like.

Example for "Susan Smith"=  SusanSmith1.jpg,  SusanSmith2.jpg etc.
Ends on February 1, 2017
We accept art submissions, high quality digital images, through February 1. We choose black-and-white images for inside the magazine.

Please submit each black-and-white image individually. If your submission is accepted we will ask you to send us a high resolution image.

1. IMAGE FILE SPECIFICATIONS:

  • jpg files only,
  • 800 pixels FOR THE LONGEST EDGE - For a horizontal picture = width, for a vertical picture = height
  • File size under 250kbs Please "save for web" OR aim to make each file under 250kbs. 
  • No borders or watermarks. Please do NOT incude borders or watermarks. Ask if you have questions about what is acceptable.

2. FILE NAMING:

  • Please name the files with your first name and last name (given name then surname) and a number. Please use the same name that you list in your email as your name.
  • No spaces, dashes, parenthesis or other non letter/number characters. You can put an underscore between first and last name if you would like.

Example for "Susan Smith"=  SusanSmith1.jpg,  SusanSmith2.jpg etc.


Ends on January 31, 2017
Students may submit one prose piece up to 1,000 words. Please do not have identifying information on your submitted piece. You must be a Westminster Student to submit. Contest will be judged by Matthew Gavin Frank .
Ends on January 31, 2017
Students may submit up to 3 poems. Must be a Westminster Student to enter. Contest will be judged by Matthew Gavin Frank. Please do not include any identifying information on your submitted work.