Submission Guidelines

Submissions for our first issue on Harry Potter are now closed. A call for submissions for our second issue (topic TBD) will be posted in the spring of 2021.

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

Submissions must be 2500-7500 words and, if scholarly, must be in MLA citation format. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font. All submission files should be in .doc or .docx (Microsoft Word) format; we cannot accept PDFs. Current undergraduates and graduate students in any major or field are eligible to submit, as are holders of master’s degrees.

We consider only previously unpublished work. We ask for first rights to publish accepted work online; after publication, all rights revert to the author.

To submit, please send an email to jffc@siu.edu with the following:

      • Your document for submission (in .doc or .docx format) attached to the email with a cover sheet (this will be the only place you put your name)
      • The word “submission” and the category (creative non-fiction or academic essay) in the subject line of the email
      • A brief bio in the body of the email