ellipsis… literature & art is the annual literary journal published by the students of Westminster College since 1965. We sponsor a yearly poetry contest judged by Srikanth Reddy in 2018.

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 read the guidelines for each genre below.

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 for each poetry or inside art piece and $50 for each prose or cover art piece, plus two free copies of the issue. 

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 2018 by Natasha Sajé. The course meets 4:30-7:20 p.m. on the following Mondays:

January 22,29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  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.

 

 
Ends on November 1, 2017
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, and use a 12 pt. font.

Ends on November 1, 2017
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 November 1, 2017
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 November 1, 2017
Please submit one English language drama piece per year, up to 8,000 Words. 
Use 12 point font.
Ends on February 1, 2018
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. 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.
Ends on February 1, 2018
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. 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.