For 2020 Cover Contest submissions (due Feb. 29th), please visit the Cover Contest website:

For general submissions to the journal, see below:


How to Submit:

Please email your submissions to

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: All submissions from High School Students must be sent to 

High School Submissions:

 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

What to Submit: Submission Guidelines by Category

Prose Submissions

We welcome short fiction and creative non-fiction submissions! 

  • Your submission should be no more than 5,000 words and be submitted as a word doc or PDF file.  If you want to submit a section of a longer work, make sure that your submission stands on its own (you may include a brief contextualizing paragraph that acknowledges its role within a longer text). 
  • You may submit up to 5 individual prose pieces for consideration. 

Poetry Submissions

We welcome poetry in all forms and lengths. 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 PDF file. 

  • You may submit up to 5 individual poems for consideration.

Visual: Art Submissions

Photography, paintings, graphic design, illustrations, mixed media, comics etc. can be submitted

  • All artwork must be in JPEG, PDF, or TIFF formats and should be at least 300dpi.  
  • You may submit up to 10 individual images for consideration.

Visual: Design Submissions

Fashion Design, Artitecture, Woodworking, metal working, basically anything creative that you have made, designed, or both. Since it is a print journal, we need an image or images of your project and it must be a JPEG, PDF, or TIFF file (at least 300dpi). You may include a caption to help contextualize the image.

  • You may submit up to 10 projects (no more than 10 images) for consideration.