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 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 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 January 31, 2019

We accept art submissions, high quality digital images, through January 31. 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. Note that our cut size is square.


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.



Students may submit one prose piece up to 3,000 words. Note on the submission whether it is fiction or nonfiction. You must be a Westminster Student with a Westminster email address to submit. Include your name, address, email , and phone number on your submission. Prize is $100 and publication in ellipsis. Contest will be judged by Camille Dungy.

Submit 1-3 poems in one document with your name, address, and phone number. You must be a Westminster student to submit and use a Westminster College email address. Prize is $100 and publication and contest will be judged by Camille Dungy.

ellipsis... literature & art