Submission FAQ

First, please read our submission guidelines! Most questions will likely be answered there.

Q: I don’t have any experience with Creative Writing. Do I have to take a class or be a club member to submit?
A: Absolutely not! We accept submissions from anyone and everyone. You don’t have to be part of a club or specific class. If you’re uncertain about your writing piece, you can say “Yes” to Revision Help, and an officer will give feedback on your piece.

Q: Can I submit multiple pieces?
Yes, you can. Just be sure to make each submission its own document.

Q: Can I submit both writing and art?
A: Of course!

Q: Why does it take so long to hear back about our submission / for issues to get printed?
A: There are a large number of steps involved in printing and creating a literary magazine. First, we give feedback on submissions, which takes about a week. Then, we match writing and art pieces, which takes another week. Afterwards, we lay out pages of the magazine in the Mac Lab, which takes another week. We email people who submitted after this point: we don’t know which pieces will be printed until the end of Layout, since we have to figure out how many pieces we have space for. Then, it takes about a week for a “proof” of the magazine to be printed. Once any issues of the proof are fixed, it takes another week for all 250 issues to be printed. We thank everyone who submitted for their patience!

Q: I missed the submission deadline. What should I do?
A: You can send in your submission anyway. If it’s not too late in the process, we may be able to include it in this issue. If not, we’ll bookmark it for the next issue.

Q: My art piece is traditional, not digital. How do I submit it?
A: Take a picture of your art piece: the higher quality, the better. You can also scan your piece. Either way, we need to receive your submission as a digital image.

If you have any questions that weren’t answered on our site, feel free to contact us at abwindowseat@gmail.com!