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.

For literary submissions, please limit submissions to 2 per genre or 6 total.

For art, please limit your submissions to two per medium, or 4 total.

For all works, please include a writer or artist's statement.
Ends on January 18, 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 January 18, 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?

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!