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 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 two 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 as a .TIFF or .EPS file in a PC-compatible format 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 two 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 as a .TIFF or .EPS file in a PC-compatible format 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 two 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 two titled works of short fiction, no longer than 5,000 words each.

  • 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.

     

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

• All written submissions must be in 12 point, Times New Roman in Microsoft Word or .rtf format. 

• To be considered for publication in Scribendi, submitters must be undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited Honors program or college in the Western Regional Honors Council area. Further information on eligibility requirements may be found above.

• 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 or and may not be currently submitted to another publication. Submitted works must also have been written/created, or have had extensive revisions since entering college.

Ends on October 21, 2016
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
Ends on October 21, 2016
  • 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 two titled works.

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication

    If you are submitting a composition, 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.


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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 titled two pieces.

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication.