Fairy Mounds (Ballycastle, Ireland) by Katy Harlow, published in Kalliope 2015
Fairy Mounds (Ballycastle, Ireland) by Katy Harlow, published in Kalliope 2015

Are you interested in submitting your original writing or artwork to the magazine? Keep reading!

The deadline for submitting to Kalliope 2018 is January 21st, 2018 at 5 pm. If you will be a student at Penn State University Park during the 2017-18 academic year, feel free to submit your work anytime between now and the deadline to be considered for this year’s edition. In the meantime, consider submitting to Kalliope’s online sister magazine, Klio in the fall. All work submitted to Klio will also be considered for the print magazine Kalliope.

Committees will review the submissions in January and February and let each contributor know whether their work was selected by the middle of March. All contributions must be submitted in digital format.
Make sure to include the following information in the body of your email:
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • PSU e-mail Address
  • Title of Submission
  • Whether you want to opt out of having your work published in our online editions of Kalliope or our sister magazine, Klio.


Fiction and Non-Fiction:
While lengthy works will be judged the same as shorter works, we do want to showcase as much of Penn State as possible and so encourage submitters to aim for a 5,000-word maximum. Flash fiction is welcome.

You may submit as many as 5 poems. While poems longer than one page will be considered, keep in mind that all lines will have to fit in a 6″x 9″ page with margins. While poems that do not fit these dimensions (especially shape poems) will not be disqualified from being chosen, poems that do not meet this requirement may not be considered. Shrinking font to meet this goal will not be helpful as we will be editing all pieces to suit the guidelines given by the Chicago Manual of Style.

Art and Photography:
We will only be accepting content that meets a minimum of 300 DPI/PPI (Dots/Pixels Per Inch). This is the bare minimum necessary for your works to come out clear in either online or physical publication. If you have any questions on correcting resolution, please email the art editor.

Please send submissions to the appropriate editorial staff:
Fiction submissions:
Nonfiction submissions:
Poetry submissions:
Art and Photography submissions: