Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Many Voices Issue, Fall 2018

While we will continue to remain open to work in the below categories that reside beyond our next issue theme (to be featured on our site between issues), we are especially interested in hearing from students, editors, and faculty regarding work from multicultural, LGBTQ, and other underrepresented communities. Follow submission guidelines below for each category and include the words “Many Voices” in the subject heading. Deadline: August 1st, 2018. If you would like to send us recent or forthcoming copies of your journal, please send to:

Sequoia Nagamatsu
Department of English
Rolvaag Library
Saint Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN 55057

Reprints (for students):

We accept work (from multiple genres) reprinted from literary magazines based in undergraduate college campuses. 

Short works of fiction and non-fiction: up to 4,000 words in manuscript format

Poetry: up to 3 poems collated in one document

Please include a brief cover letter (via the form) that includes information about who you are (no longer than 200 words) and the literary journal from which your work was selected (including school). Whenever possible, we ask that you also include the URL to the journal/issue website. These submissions are open to all undergraduate students and those who have graduated within a year. 

Attach the submission in the following formats only: Doc, Docx, RTF (and make sure your name appears on the document).

Please send submissions to bifrostreview (at) gmail.com w/ Subject Heading: Reprint Submission along with the title of the piece

Editor or Faculty Nominated Submissions:

If you are an editor or faculty advisor, you can nominate a “best of” work from a previous issue. 

Editor submission guidelines are the same as those above, and in addition, we request a brief explanation of why the selected work was chosen and how it is representative of the journal in which is was published. Nominated online works will be excerpted and linked to the original page along with an audio adaptation. Print works can be reprinted in full. Original author permission will be required upon acceptance.  

Attach the submission in the following formats only: Doc, Docx, RTF (and make sure your name appears on the document).

Please send submissions to bifrostreview (at) gmail.com w/ Subject Heading: Editor Nomination along with the title of the piece

Original Essay/Review Submissions:

We are also looking for short essays (up to 1000 words) in the following areas from both students and faculty: profiles on your writing community, craft or writing process pieces, notes on CW/publishing pedagogy, book reviews (ideally books linked to your institution in some way–alumni, faculty). Format/File guidelines are the same as above.

Please send submissions to bifrostreview (at) gmail.com w/ Subject Heading: Original Submission along with the title of the piece.

Contact and Editor/Advisor Inquiries:

If you are an editor or advisor of an undergraduate publication and would like to be featured in Bifrost or notify us of news/submissions calls that we could share with our network, please contact us at the email below.

General inquiries can be sent to us at bifrostreview@gmail.com