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 Laurie Ann Guerrero in 2021 and Carolyn Forche in 2022. Saddiq Dzukogi will judge the 2023 contest.
All accepted poems are eligible. 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.
Westminster College continues to offer a small poetry class in spring semester open to both students and others, taught in 2024 by Matty Layne Glasgow. The course meets in person on campus with the option of zooming in for out-of-state applicants from 4:30-7:20 p.m. (MT) on Mondays, 1/22/24 - 4/29/24. 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 December 1. Participants will be notified by December 15.
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, publication in ellipsis, and a featured at the debut in April 2024.
Students may submit 1 to 3 poems. 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, publication in ellipsis, and a featured reading at the debut in April 2024.
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, 7x8.
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.
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, 7x8.
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.
Please submit one English language drama piece per year, up to 8,000 Words.
Use 12 point 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.
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. (Page breaks at the end of poems are helpful.)
Submit one English language piece of fiction per year, up to 8,000 words. Please use 12 point font and number pages.