2019 ART DEADLINE EXTENDED to JANUARY 27th at Midnight!!

We accept submissions from Clark College students, faculty, staff, and alumni.


Please click on the appropriate category to submit and make sure you also click on the "show guidelines" link and read the requirements for each category.  The specific guidelines for each category must be followed or works will not be considered. 


Please limit submissions to two per genre or category, or six total.


For all works, please include a writer or artist's statement. 


Comic book artists and graphic story tellers; get your short story/comic published in The Iceberg: Clark College's Student Comic Anthology.

Submit your 1, 2, 4, or 6-page comic or graphic novel excerpts of any genre appropriate for all readers. Must be original characters - grayscale or color -  High Resolution only! Final work should be scaled to 8.5 x 11 inches, scanned at 300ppi and saved in high quality jpeg format. 

You may submit 3 separate comic stories for publication, so send in your work for a chance to be published.

Please submit at least 4 and no more than 6 scanned pages of finished pencils or better. For those who completed the Crafts of Comics class, we encourage you to submit!




Submit your artwork in one of two fashions:

1) as artwork only, allowing Phoenix staff the discretion to design it into a cover

2) as a complete cover concept with front and back covers, spine and relevant typography.


The theme for the 2019 Phoenix Cover is not yet determined. However, the cover does not necessarily have to adhere to a theme. You may submit anything you think would work well as a cover.

All photographic entries must be a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height). To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please avoid attaching files larger than 10MB in size. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Please flatten any layered files. Flattened PSDs, TIFFs or high quality JPEGs are the preferred formats.


Film-based, alternative-process, antique-process, or collage-based photographic prints must be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size either by you or with the help of the Phoenix staff. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for photographic entries. Ask the Phoenix staff for assistance if necessary.


Submissions are limited to 2 per medium, or 4 total. A series is considered one submission.





2d & 3d artwork submissions must be scanned or photographed either  by you or with the help of the Phoenix staff. All digital files must be a  minimum of at least 1500 pixels in  size in at least one direction (width OR height). To ensure good enough  quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower  resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be  checked.)


Smaller pieces that can fit on a scanner must be scanned at a minimum of 300ppi resolution  either by you or with the help of the Phoenix staff. Larger pieces should be photographed with a digital camera. Oversized pieces are best photographed in the shade to avoid glare. Place it  flat on the ground, or against a wall and shoot it as straight on as  possible, cropping in as tight as you can without cutting anything off.  Do not use a flash.


Submissions are limited to 2 per medium, or 4 total. A series is considered one submission.

Ceramic artwork submissions must be photographed either by you or with the help of the Phoenix staff. Photos of your 3D submissions should be taken in indirect, natural lighting for best results. Drape a neutral colored fabric behind the piece to avoid a cluttered background. Get close enough to your piece so it fills most of the composition, but not so close that it is out of focus. Explore which angle shows off your work to its best advantage. To avoid glare, do not use flash. Submissions are limited to 2 per medium, or 4 total. A series is considered one piece.


2d & 3d artwork submissions must be scanned or photographed either by you or with the help of the Phoenix staff. All digital files must be a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in  size in at least one direction (width OR height). To ensure good enough  quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower  resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be  checked.)


Smaller pieces that can fit on a scanner must be scanned at 300ppi resolution  either by you or with the help of the Phoenix staff. Larger pieces should be photographed with a digital camera.


Be sure scanned artwork has adequate contrast so that the work will  print well. For example, soft pencil drawings may be difficult to see  once reproduced in print. Oversized pieces are best photographed in the shade to avoid glare. Place it  flat on the ground, or against a wall and shoot it as straight on as  possible, cropping in as tight as you can without cutting anything off.  Do not use a flash.


Submissions are limited to 2 per medium, or 4 total. A series is considered one submission.





All raster graphics must be a minimum of 300ppi resolution and at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction or a maximum of 3000 pixels (width OR height.) To ensure good enough  quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be  checked.)  

Vector graphics may be turned in as a native Adobe Illustrator file. Make sure any links and fonts are flattened.

Do not attach files larger than 10MB in size. Resize as necessary to 300ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Please flatten any layered files. 

Submissions are limited to 2 per medium, or 4 total. A series is considered one submission.




3D artwork submissions must be photographed either by you or with the help of the Phoenix  staff. Photos of your 3D submissions should be taken in indirect, natural lighting for best results. Drape a neutral colored fabric behind the  piece to avoid a cluttered background. Get close enough to your piece so it fills most of the composition, but not so close that it is out of focus. Explore which angle shows off your work to its best advantage. To avoid glare, do not use flash. 


Submissions are limited to 2 per medium, or 4 total. A series is considered one submission.

Music, video and animation submissions  must be submitted as an embedded video format link (like YouTube, SoundCloud or Vimeo,) and/or an original file format such as .wav, .mov or .mp4. Also include a still frame graphic for the book and website navigation page. Performance Art may be submitted as either a video documenting the performance, or as a series of still photos (max 4.) 

Submissions are limited to 2 per medium, or 4 total. 

Helpful advice: Phoenix staff recommends that you tightly edit your pieces and that they aren't overly lengthy, or that you submit excerpts from your longer works. Rarely will you be able to hold your audience's attention span on the website for more than a couple minutes. 

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