Submission Guidelines

Utopia Parkway accepts original, unpublished short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama, and art from undergraduates currently enrolled at Queens College.

We are looking for pieces that represent the creative potential of the student body at Queens College. As a result, there is no specific content requirement. If you are an undergraduate at Queens College and you have a work of writing that required creativity to produce, submit it!

All submissions must be e-mailed to as a .doc or .docx Word attachment, with each piece in its own document. The subject line of your submission email should read “Submission:” followed by the genre of the work you are submitting. If you are submitting two poems, for example, your subject line should read “Submission: Poetry.”

*Due to Utopia Parkway Journal shifting into a completely online publication, we are accepting longer works that would have been previously much more difficult to publish in a physical copy.

Genre specific guidelines are listed below:


We are interested in short literary and genre fiction. All fiction submissions must be double-spaced.


Open to various formatting. Poetry submissions can be up to 6 poems. Multiple poems must be submitted in separate doc. attachments.


We are interested in monologues, one acts, and shorts. All drama submissions must be double-spaced.


We are interested in all creative non-fiction. All non-fiction submissions must be double-spaced.

Visual Art

We are interested in artwork with a focus on the borough of Queens. Photographs, drawings, paintings, etc. Submissions outside of this focus are just as welcome! Please e-mail PDF files to with the subject heading “art”. Queries welcome. Multiple artworks must be submitted in separate doc. attachments.