bra•vu•ra (br vyeor’ ;brä veo’ rä) – a daring display of brilliant skill

Established in 1964, Bravura is the award winning Literary Journal of Palomar College, published annually each spring by the student editors enrolled in ENGLISH 137. Bravura features the prose, poetry, and visual art of current Palomar College students, alumni, and local high school students.

We accept submissions of original work in creative non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, artistic expression from a variety of fields, including, but not limited to photography, metalworking, pottery, fashion design, and woodworking, mixed media art, design, in sum – any printable sort of creative expression will be considered for publication!

Submission Deadline: March 15th

What Can you Submit to Bravura?

Bravura's Cover Design Contest

We want you to design the cover of this year's edition of bravura!

You may submit up to 10 individual images for consideration.

Your submission should be in landscape format and include "Bravura" and the current year

Prose

We welcome original short fiction and creative non-fiction submissions!

You may submit up to 5 individual prose pieces for consideration.

Your submission should be no more than 5,000 words and be submitted as a word doc OR a PDF file.

Poetry

Poetry in all forms and lengths is welcome!

You may submit up to 5 individual poems for consideration.

We also accept work that is meant to be performed, such as spoken word or song lyrics, etc. Please submit your work as a word doc OR a PDF file.

Visual Arts/ Design

anything creative that you have made/designed is welcome!

You may submit up to 10 individual images for consideration.

Photography, graphic design, illustration, ceramics, fashion design, woodworking, etc.
All Submissions must be in JPEG, PDF, or TIFF formats

How to Submit to Bravura?

Current/ Former Palomar Students

Please email your submissions to bravurasubmissions@gmail.com

In your submission email please include the following information:

  • Your contact information: full name and preferred email
  • The title of each of your submission(s). You may include multiple submissions in one email.
  • Your affiliation with Palomar: EX: Alumni (year/s attended), or current student

NOTE: label the individual attached files as Your Name: Title of Work

San Diego County High School Students

Please email your submissions to bravurahs@gmail.com 

 In your submission email please include the following information:

  • Your full name and the title of each of your submission(s)
  • The name of your High School, and your grade level

NOTE: label the individual attached files as Your Name: Title of Work

 

NOTE: label the individual attached files as Your Name: Title of Work

BE IN THE KNOW

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our 2020 Cover!

Our 2020 Cover!

Bravura is proud to present the cover for our 2020 edition! Working through a pandemic proved to be challenging, but we’re glad we were still able to produce Palomar’s literary magazine. Congratulations to Journey Smothers! She won the first annual cover design...

Faculty Advisors
for Bravura

Clare Rolens, PhD.

Associate Professor, Department of English, Humanities and Reading

crolens@palomar.edu

Stacey M. Trujillo, PhD.

Associate Professor, Department of English, Humanities and Reading

strujillo@palomar.edu

Please email your submissions to bravurahs@gmail.com 

In your submission email please include the following information:

  • Your full name and the title of each of your submission(s)
  • The name of your High School, and your grade level

NOTE: label the individual attached files as Your Name: Title of Work