ellipsis… literature & art is the annual literary journal published by the students of Westminster College since 1965. We sponsor a yearly poetry contest ($100 prize), judged by Don Bogen in 2020 and Laurie Ann Guerrero in 2021.

All accepted poems are eligible. Other past judges include James Galvin, Nance Van Winckel, and Camille Dungy. Contributors include well-known writers, up-and-coming writers, and never-before-published writers.

We accept original English language submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and art. Submit poems in one document, please. 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 31.

Please include a 75  word contributor’s note and your address, telephone number, and email address.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome but withdraw your submission immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Note that we do not republish pieces, including work online.

We usually pay $10 per poem and page of visual art, and $3 per page of prose, plus two free copies of the issue. We cannot pay international contributors.

Submissions cannot be accepted via email.

 

Submit one English language piece of fiction per year, up to 8,000 words. Please use 12 point  font and number pages.

We accept English submissions of poetry up to 5 poems per submitter per year. Please title each poem, put all poems into a single document with your name and contact information, and use a 12 pt. font.

Please submit one English language prose piece per year--up to 8,000 words. We do not accept book reviews. Use 12 pt. font.

Please submit one English language drama piece per year, up to 8,000 Words. 
Use 12 point font.

We accept art submissions, high quality digital images, through January 31. We choose one color piece for the cover of the magazine. Note our square cut size.


Please submit each color image individually to a maximum of five. 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.

We accept art submissions, high quality digital images, through January 31. We choose black-and-white images for inside the magazine. Note that our cut size is square.


Please submit each black-and-white image individually for a maximum of five. 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.



ellipsis... literature & art