Submissions

Submission Guidelines

We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis throughout the Fall ’17 and Spring ’18 semesters.

Utopia Parkway accepts original, unpublished short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama, and art from undergraduates currently enrolled at Queens College.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 with a focus on the borough of Queens. Of course, all submissions outside of this focus are welcome as well as genre fiction, prose poetry and essay writing.

All submissions must be e-mailed to utopiaparkwayjournal@gmail.com as a .doc or .docx Word attachment with the genre listed in the subject box. 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.

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!