We are now accepting literary submissions for the 40th anniversary edition of Phoenix. The theme is TIMELESS. Please click on the links below for submission guidelines. 

Information about art submissions should be posted soon. 

In the meantime, be sure to pick up your copy of the 2019 edition of Phoenix in the Art and English Department offices. 

Ends on December 13, 2019

We are searching for works of fiction by the Clark College community that provoke thought and resonate. Combine your words together in a way that  will be like a sucker-punch to the gut. Introduce us to real characters who are in real situations. Avoid the stereotypical and stray from cliché. Capture what is real, both emotionally and physically.

Fanfiction,  erotica, children's fiction, and plays will not be accepted. Excerpts or chapters from  novels will be considered, but they must be able to function as stand-alone stories.  Please do  not submit works that have been previously submitted for consideration  to Phoenix unless they have gone through considerable revision.

Specific Guidelines:

  • 5,000 words maximum
  • Do NOT put your name on the manuscript (works are anonymously judged)
  • Make sure your title is on the manuscript
  • Double-space your document and use Time New Roman size 12 font
  • Include word count on the first page
  • Include a writer's statement that says something substantive about the work
  • Attach submission as .doc or .docx files
  • Do not submit more than 2 works total in any one literary category
  • Edit your work carefully for grammar and spelling

Tips for Success: 

  • Make sure your submission is not a draft. Has anyone else read it? Has it been workshopped and have you received feedback you've used to revise it? No work should be submitted that has not been thoroughly revised. 
  • Has the work been edited carefully? If you need help with grammar, consider going to the Writing Center. 
  • Does your work meet all the submission guidelines?

Works of creative non-fiction should be real life stories, not fiction,  and not academic or research essays. The paper you wrote in your English  102 class is not a work of creative non-fiction.

These works  should use the elements of fiction to draw in readers and paint a vivid  picture of a real life event. As in the other genres, stray from the  stereotypes and cliché.  Make us cry; make us laugh; make us want to  learn more about the story you tell. 

No erotica or offensive works. 

Specific Guidelines:

  • 5,000 words maximum
  • Do NOT put your name on the manuscript (works are anonymously judged)
  • Double-space your document and use Time New Roman size 12 font
  • Include word count on the first page
  • Include the title on the manuscript
  • Include a brief writer's statement that says something substantive about the work
  • Attach submission as .doc or .docx files
  • Do not submit more than 2 works per literary genre 
  • Edit carefully for grammar and spelling

Tips for Success: 

  • Make sure your submission is not a  draft. Has anyone else read it? Has it been workshopped and have you  received feedback you've used to revise it? No work should be submitted  that has not been thoroughly revised. 
  • Has the work been edited carefully? If you need help with grammar, consider going to the Writing Center. 
  • Does your work meet all the submission guidelines?
Ends on December 13, 2019

We are searching for poetry by the Clark College community that provoke thought  and resonate.  Stray from the cliché or stereotypical  imagery. Capture what is real, both emotionally and physically.

Works that deal with mature and complex issues or  themes are welcomed, but works that address them inappropriately, either  through ill research or blatant bigotry, will be declined.  Please do  not submit works that have been previously submitted for consideration  to Phoenix. 

Specific Guidelines:

  • Do NOT put your name on the manuscript (works are anonymously judged)
  • Include a brief writer's statement that says something substantive about the work
  • Include the title on the manuscript
  • Attach submission as .doc or .docx files
  • Do not submit more than 2 works per literary genre
  • Edit your work carefully

Tips for Success: 

  • Make sure your submission is not a draft. Has anyone else read it? Has it been workshopped and have you received feedback you've used to revise it? No work should be submitted that has not been      thoroughly revised. 
  • Has the work been edited carefully? If you need help  with grammar, consider going to the Writing Center. 
  • Can you speak about your work confidently? Can you identify the form of the poetry and its intention? If not, it likely needs to be revised. 
  • Does your work meet all the submission guidelines?


Ends on December 13, 2019

We are looking for academic, research, or political essays that are similar in style to "Radical Presentism" from Tin House's Faith issue (click on the link for hte full essay).  As in the other genres, stray from the  stereotypes and cliché.


Specific Guidelines:
 

  • 5,000 words maximum
  • Do NOT put your name on the manuscript (works are anonymously judged)
  • Double-space your document and use Time New Roman size 12 font
  • Include word count on the first page
  • Include the title on the manuscript 
  • Include a brief writer's statement that says something substantive about the work
  • Attach submission as .doc or .docx files
  • Do not submit more than 2 works per literary genre  
  • Edit carefully for grammar and spelling
     

 Tips for Success:
 

  • Make sure your submission is not a  draft. Has anyone else read it? Has it been workshopped and have you  received feedback you've used to revise it? No work should be submitted  that has not been thoroughly revised.  
  • Has the work been edited carefully? If you need help with grammar, consider going to the Writing Center. 
  • Does your work meet all the submission guidelines?
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