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 Camille Dungy in 2019.

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. 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 February 1.

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 pay $10 per poem and page of visual art, and $3 per page of prose (sometimes more, depending on our budget), plus two free copies of the issue.

Submissions cannot be accepted via email.

 

Ends on October 31, 2018

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.

Ends on October 31, 2018
Please submit one English language piece of fiction per year, up to 8,000 words. We do not accept book reviews. Please use 12 point  font.
Ends on October 31, 2018
Please submit one English language drama piece per year, up to 8,000 Words. 
Use 12 point font.
Ends on January 31, 2019

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 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 February 1. We choose black-and-white images for inside the magazine.


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