Submission Guidelines

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We consider fiction, poetry, personal essay (creative non-fiction), academic or expository writing, genre fiction (crime, science-fiction, romance, fantasy), and digital artwork. If your work is accepted for publication, Conifers will acquire first North-American electronic rights, and you will get a chance to be famous and have your work read by a national audience.

Conifers accepts only previously unpublished work by undergraduate students at colleges and universities in the United States. Please send us your best work, and please submit no more that two pieces per reading period. Our reading period begins September 1st and ends February 20th. This is the deadline to get your work to us.

Please send an email which contains your full name, the name of the college or university you attend, your status (first-year, sophomore, junior, or senior), the title of your piece, and what category (fiction, poetry, personal essay, academic writing, or genre fiction) to which you are submitting. Please cut and paste the double-spaced text of your writing submission into the body of the email. Send artwork as an attachment. The subject line of your email should contain your last name, the title of your piece, and the category you are submitting to (ex: Clark, "My Great Story," Fiction).
Send all submissions to the email address:

Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines will not be considered.