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.

All accepted poems are eligible. 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 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 brief 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.

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.


Westminster College continues to offer a small poetry class in spring semester open to both students and members of the community, taught in 2020 by Natasha Sajé. The course meets 4:30-7:20 p.m. on the following Mondays:

January 13,27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27.  To be considered for this free course, please submit three poems in one document with contact information on the poems (name, phone, email, address) by October 15.  Participants will be notified by December 1.


ellipsis... literature & art