Submissions

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Utopia Parkway accepts original, unpublished short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama, and art from undergraduates currently enrolled at Queens College.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 utopiaparkwayjournal@gmail.com 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.” Limit to 3 submissions in any one category.

All submissions must be formatted MLA style with 12-point Times New Roman font and 1-inch margins. Genre specific guidelines are listed below:

Fiction

We are interested in short literary and genre fiction between 300 and 5,000 words. All fiction submissions must be double-spaced.

Poetry

Open to various formatting. Multiple poems must be submitted separately.

Drama

We are interested in monologues, one acts and shorts between 300 and 5,000 words. All drama submissions must be double-spaced.

Non-Fiction

We are interested in all creative non-fiction such as memoirs and academic essays between 300 and 5,000 words. 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 welcome as well. Please e-mail PDF files to utopiaparkwayjournal@gmail.com with the subject heading “art”. Queries welcome.

Published authors will be compensated with a copy of the journal. Good luck!