There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Only undergraduate students currently enrolled in an honors program or college at a National Collegiate Honors Council member institution 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.

All undergraduate students submitting work to Scribendi who are enrolled in an honors program or college in the 14-state Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) region are eligible to be considered for an annual Scribendi WRHC Award. WRHC awards are given to one work the judges consider to be outstanding in each of the categories of Short Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Art, Photography, and Open Media. Winners in each category receive $250. The winners in the literature categories (Short Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry) are chosen by a panel of faculty judges from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas; those in the art categories (Visual Art, Photography) and Open Media are chosen by a panel of faculty judges at the University of New Mexico. 

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

  • One submission each for the Creative Nonfiction and Short Fiction categories
  • Up to two submissions in each of the following categories: Poetry, Photography, Visual Art, Foreign Language, and Open Media.

Works submitted to Scribendi may not have been published elsewhere and may not be currently submitted to another publication. Submitted works must also have been written/created while attending a university, or have had extensive revisions since entering college.

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.

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