We will Be Accepting Submissions for the 2017 Edition of PHOENIX starting May 27, 2016.

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 12, 2017

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 (please follow or your work will not be considered):
  • 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 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 total in any one literary category
  • Edit your work carefully for grammar and spelling

Ends on January 12, 2017
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 disparaging works.

Specific Guidelines (please follow or your work will not be considered):

  • 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

Ends on January 12, 2017

We are searching for poetry by the Clark College community that provoke thought and resonate.  Stray from the cliché or stereotypical imagery.  Avoid common topics--flowers, animals, and fantastical beings, for example. 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 (please follow or your work will not be considered):
  • 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

Ends on January 12, 2017
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 Spring 2016, we encourage you to submit!




Ends on January 24, 2017
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 1200 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.
Ends on January 24, 2017
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.


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.
Ends on January 24, 2017
All photographic entries must be a minimum of at least 1200 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.) Do not attach files larger than 5MB in size. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1200 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Please flatten any layered files.

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.

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




Ends on January 24, 2017
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 1200 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.