Oakland Arts Review

The Oakland Art Review is a national undergraduate literary journal publishing out of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, part of the metro Detroit area.

They are now open for submissions for OAR volume 7. If you’re unfamiliar with the journal, the last issue is live here: https://oaklandartsreview.com

In these tumultuous times, Oakland Arts Review is looking for work that moves and teaches us. They especially invite undergraduates to submit creative nonfiction, and art and graphic forms. 

The due date for submissions is December 1, 2021. Students can submit work for free through their website or through Submittable at https://oar.submittable.com.


Collision Literary Magazine

Founded in 2001, Collision Literary Magazine publishes undergraduate writing and art from all over the world. Collision accepts fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art, with a particular interest in experimental work that challenges style and structure. It is a student-run publication housed under the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh.

The submission deadline is Friday, February 25, 2022. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]


Bryant Literary Review, Vol. 22: Emergent Student Voices CFS

The Bryant Literary Review, an international journal of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, seeks submissions from undergraduate student authors for its 2021 issue. The 22nd edition of the BLR is a special issue highlighting undergraduate student writers from regional New England universities. In these difficult times, they are invested in providing a platform for emergent student voices and creative expression. They are equally invested in featuring writers whose identities reflect a range of intersections. They invite submissions from all undergraduate students on all topics.  

The submission deadline is February 12, 2021.  Students can submit their work here: https://bryantliteraryreview.submittable.com/submit. Limit one submission per author (one short story and up to three poems, respectively). For samples of previously published work see https://digitalcommons.bryant.edu/blr/.

If you have any questions about this call for submissions or the BLR in general, please contact Professor Tom Roach at [email protected].

Student authors whose work is accepted for the 2021 edition of the BLR will be invited to participate in a (Zoom) launch party/author reading in April 2021.


Epiphany Magazine Breakout 8 Contest

The annual Breakout 8 Contest promotes and honors student poetry and fiction.The prize is $250 to each winner (4 prose, 4 poetry), publication in Epiphany Magazine, and a year-long mentorship. There is an entry fee , but all contestants receive a complimentary subscription to Epiphany. 

Candidates must have been enrolled in an accredited university, at least part-time, for the academic year 2019 or 2020. The prize is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Students need not be enrolled in an MFA or creative writing program. 

Deadline is 9/15

For more details and information on the judges: https://epiphanyzine.com/features/breakout-8-writers-prize

Submit your work here: https://epiphanymagazine.submittable.com/submit/167137/2020-breakout-8-writers-prize