Only undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited Honors program or college in the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) or the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) are eligible to submit work to be considered for publication in Scribendi. An Honors program is not the same as an honors society (i.e. Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key). Honors programs require you to take actual Honors classes at your university. If you are not sure if you are part of an Honors program, please contact us or the program director at your school.

You may submit a total of five (5) works, divided as follows:

  • One (1) submission each for the creative nonfiction and short fiction categories
  • Up to two (2) submissions in each of the following categories: poetry, photography, visual art, foreign language, and open media.

More details about each category are listed below,

Works submitted to Scribendi may not have been published elsewhere and may not be currently submitted to another publication. Scribendi claims First North American Serial Rights. This means that the works submitted here cannot appear in or be submitted to any other publication until after the release of this issue of Scribendi. Rights will revert to the author upon publication in Scribendi.

Submitted works must also have been written/created or have had extensive revisions since you entered college.

In addition to being eligible to be considered for publication in Scribendi, all undergraduate Honors students submitting work to Scribendi who are enrolled in an Honors program or college in the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) region are also eligible to be considered for the WRHC Awards. These awards are given in the categories of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, photography, and open media. Each year, a committee of WRHC faculty judges awards a $250 prize to one work published in Scribendi in each of these categories.

Any questions about the submission process can be directed to scribendi@unm.edu. Please label the subject field as “Submission Questions.”

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  • Do not include your name anywhere in your submission or in the "Title" field of the application form. Please only include your name in the "Name" field on the application form. Submissions are judged by a blind jury process, so if your name is included on your piece or in any location other than the “Name” field on the application form, your submission will not be considered for publication.

  • Visual art submissions may be in any type of two- or three-dimensional artwork, in any medium.

  • Scribendi limits submissions in the visual art category to three (3) works, each of which must be titled.

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication.

  • All works must be submitted as digital files in .JPG format.

  • Each submission must be accompanied by a brief artist's statement of no more than 250 words. Please consider including the intent behind the piece, the creation process, and anything else you would like us to know about your work. Do not include your name in this statement.

  • If selected for publication, the Scribendi staff will ask you to send immediately a new digital file of your work saved with the following settings: DPI should be 300 or more; image size 8" x 10"; color format should be CMYK, not RGB or other color formats. 

  • Files must be sent in the proper format. Files sent in RGB mode will result in incorrect color reproduction.

     
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  • Do not include your name anywhere in your submission or in the "Title" field of the application form. Please only include your name in the "Name" field on the application form. Submissions are judged by a blind jury process, so if your name is included on your piece or in any location other than the “Name” field on the application form, your submission will not be considered for publication.

  • Photography submissions can be black and white, color, or any combination of the two.

  • Scribendi limits submissions in the photography category to three (3) titled photographs.

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication.

  • All works must be submitted as digital files in .JPG format.

  • Each submission must be accompanied by a brief artist's statement of no more than 250 words. Please consider including the intent behind the piece, the creation process, and anything else you would like us to know about your work. Do not include your name in this statement.

  • If selected for publication, the Scribendi staff will ask you to send immediately a new digital file of your work saved with the following settings: DPI should be 300 or more; image size 8" x 10"; color format should be CMYK, not RGB or other color formats.

  • Files sent must be in the proper format. Files sent in RGB mode will result in incorrect color reproduction.

     
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  • Do not include your name anywhere in your submission or in the "Title" field of the application form. Please only include your name in the "Name" field on the application form. Submissions are judged by a blind jury process, so if your name is included on your piece or in any location other than the “Name” field on the application form, your submission will not be considered for publication.

  • Poetry submissions may be in any style of poetry including, but not limited to, sonnet, limerick, haiku, acrostic, pantoum, villanelle, and free verse.

  • All written submissions must be in 12 point, Times New Roman in Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format.  Do not include extra information in a header, especially not your name.

  • Scribendi limits submissions in the poetry category to three (3) titled poems, no longer than five pages each.

  • Submit only ONE poem in each submission. If you are submitting two poems then you must do a separate submission for each poem.

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication.

  • Submitted works must also have been written while attending a university or had extensive revisions since entering college.

     
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  • Do not include your name anywhere in your submission or in the "Title" field of the application form. Please only include your name in the "Name" field on the application form. Submissions are judged by a blind jury process, so if your name is included on your piece or in any location other than the “Name” field on the application form, your submission will not be considered for publication.

  • Short fiction submissions may be in any style including, but not limited to, short story, micro-fiction, flash fiction, and tall tales.

  • Scribendi limits submissions in the short fiction category to one (1) titled work of short fiction, no longer than 5,000 words.

  • All written submissions must be in 12 point, Times New Roman in Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format. Do not include extra information in a header, especially not your name.

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication.

  • Submitted works must also have been written while attending a university, or have had extensive revisions since entering college. 

  • Note: If you have concerns about the word limit please contact us at scribendi@unm.edu or 505-277-7407.

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  • Do not include your name anywhere in your submission or in the "Title" field of the application form. Please only include your name in the "Name" field on the application form. Submissions are judged by a blind jury process, so if your name is included on your piece or in any location other than the “Name” field on the application form, your submission will not be considered for publication.

  • Creative nonfiction submissions may be in any type of nonfiction, fact-based prose including, but not limited to, memoirs, short stories, personal essays, lyrical essays, literary journalism, and travel writing.

  • Creative Nonfiction is usually a combination of scene, reflection, and exposition generally based on a person’s life or personal experience.

  • Scribendi limits submissions in the creative nonfiction category to one (1) title work, no longer than 5,000 words. 

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication.

  • All written submissions must be in 12 point, Times New Roman in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format. Do not include extra information in a header, especially not your name.

  • Submitted works must also have been written while attending a university, or have had extensive revisions since entering college.
  • Note: If you have concerns about the word limit please contact us at scribendi@unm.edu or 505-277-7407.

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  • Do not include your name anywhere in your submission or in the "Title" field of the application form. Please only include your name in the "Name" field on the application form. Submissions are judged by a blind jury process, so if your name is included on your piece or in any location other than the “Name” field on the application form, your submission will not be considered for publication. (Exceptions may be in order for film submissions. If you have any questions about the inclusion of your name in a piece, please email Scribendi staff as outlined in the “General Guidelines for Submission” section above.)

  • Open media is a new category created to accommodate works that do not otherwise fit the above-mentioned categories.

  • Open media includes, but is not limited to, films, music, graphic novels, textile arts, graphic design, web design, video games, fashion, and architecture.

  • Works submitted to this category that do in fact fit one of the ones above will not be considered for publication.

  • Scribendi limits submissions in the open media category to three (3) titled works.

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication

  • If you are submitting a music composition, please include sheet music.

  • Each submission must be accompanied by a brief artist's statement of no more than 250 words. Please consider including the intent behind the piece, the creation process, and anything else you would like us to know about it. Do not include your name in this statement.

  • If you have any questions about this category, please contact us at scribendi@unm.edu or 505-277-7407.

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  • Do not include your name anywhere in your submission or in the "Title" field of the application form. Please only include your name in the "Name" field on the application form. Submissions are judged by a blind jury process, so if your name is included on your piece or in any location other than the “Name” field on the application form, your submission will not be considered for publication.

  • Scribendi welcomes foreign language submissions in any of the above literary categories.

  • Works may be written in any language other than English, but must be accompanied by an English translation, with appropriate acknowledgements to the translator, if applicable. Include the translation in the same file as the original piece. 

  • Scribendi limits submissions in the foreign language category to three (3) titled pieces.

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication.