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 Campbell McGrath.

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 January 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.

 

Submit up to 3 poems in one document, identified with your name, snail address, email address, and telephone number. This workshop begins at Westminster on January 23 and continues on Monday nights from 4:30-7:20 p.m. (except for March 13, our spring break) until May 1. Participants will be notified by December 1.
Ends on 11/1/2016
We accept English submissions of poetry up to 5 poems per submitter per year. Please title each poem.
Please submit pieces in 12 point Times New Roman font.
Ends on 11/1/2016
Please submit 1 short English language prose piece per year. We do not accept book reviews.
Please submit pieces in 12 point Times New Roman font.
Ends on 11/1/2016
Please submit 1 English language prose piece per year, up to 8,000 words. We do not accept book reviews.
Please submit pieces in 12 point Times New Roman font.
Ends on 11/1/2016
Please submit 1 English language drama piece per year, up to 8,000 Words. 
Please submit pieces in 12 point Times New Roman font.
Ends on 2/1/2017
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.
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.