13th Floor Magazine seeks writing + art

Submission Guidelines

How We Publish

13th Floor Magazine will be publishing twice a year, at the start of the Spring and Fall semesters. Each issue will be an ebook and print edition sold via Amazon.com. The ebook will be free for the first week of publication, as well as all previous issues. We are a student run and self funded organization, and unfortunately cannot pay authors or artists. Please use this free promotional week to obtain your copy of the ebook.

Publishing to Amazon means that anyone in the world can purchase the ebook and read your work. Our very first issue was read by over 100 people in the US, Italy, Canada, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. It’s a great opportunity for exposure!

Types of Work Accepted

Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, micro-fiction, novella, personal essays, comics, drama, painting, photography, transcripts, epic poems — there are no limits to your creativity. Put your heart and soul into it!

Reading Period

Ongoing. Submission deadlines for individual issues will be publicized.

Submission Format – Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

  • Files should be in the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf
  • Files should be named as the title of the piece and the genre only (e.g. MockOrange_poetry.doc).
  • Do not put your name anywhere in the document. Do not put your name in the filename. We read blind, so that our editors do not know the name of the submitter.
  • Include a brief bio in the body of your email (NOT in your submission document file) maximum 150 words. How you write your bio is up to you, but remember to keep it professional and as polished as your submission. If your submission is accepted for publication, your bio will be included in the magazine. Bios may be edited.
  • Indicate the genre your piece fits into. For example, prose poetry, flash fiction, micro fiction, noir, short fiction, nonfiction, etc.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in a standard font such as Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Ensure your submission has been thoroughly edited for spelling and grammar so that it represents your best work possible. We follow the standards of the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
  • For more tips on professionally formatting your document for submission, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

Submission Format – Visual Art

  • A professional-quality photograph should be taken of your artwork and submitted as a  .jpg minimum 300 dpi. Consider presentation when taking your photograph. For example, if you are taking a photo of your painting, be sure it’s not angled and is cropped appropriately. If you are taking a photo of your sculpture, choose a simple background free from clutter such as furniture and doorways. Photograph using natural or natural-colored lighting to preserve the integrity of your colors. Ensure your image is free of glares that will make it hard to see your work.
  • Do not put your name in the filename. Use the title of your work in the filename only.
  • Include a brief bio in the body of your email (NOT in your submission document file) maximum 150 words. How you write your bio is up to you, but remember to keep it professional and as polished as your submission. If your submission is accepted for publication, your bio will be included in the magazine. Bios may be edited.
  • Indicate the medium your artwork is in. For example, “oil paint on canvas” or “felt, buttons, cotton thread and polyfil in sculpture format.”
  • If your work is chosen for the cover, we may need to alter the dimensions in order to accommodate the cover format. If you do not want to be considered for the cover, please indicate that in the body of your email submission.

Email Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, email it to 13thfloormagazine@gmail.com. Don’t forget to include your bio in the body of your email!

Good Luck!


The College Undergraduate Poetry (CUP) Competition

The College Undergraduate Poetry (CUP) Competition

National Federation of State Poetry Societies


The College Undergraduate Poetry (CUP) Competition offers two awards of $500 plus chapbook publication for manuscripts of ten poems each by college/university undergraduates. The awards include the Edna Meudt Memorial Award and the Florence Kahn Memorial Award.

Submission Description:

Undergraduates must mail four copies of a manuscript of ten original, unpublished poems, plus a completed application form, signed and witnessed by a notary public, to the College Undergraduate Poetry Competition Chair between December 1 through January 31 (postmark deadline): Shirley Blackwell, Chair, P. O. Box 1352, Los Lunas, NM 87031, sonneteer@earthlink.net.

Prize: $500, publication, and seventy-five copies, invitation to read at the 2016 NFSPS Convention, $300 travel stipend, complimentary registration, dinner, and one-year membership; book release at NFSPS convention
Simultaneous Submissions: Allowed
Submissions Method:

  • Postal: Shirley Blackwell, Chair, P. O. Box 1352, Los Lunas, NM 87031

Entry Fee: $0
Deadline: January 31, 2016
Website: http://www.nfsps.com/scholarship.htm
Posted: September 4, 2015

FEA Rainbow Scholarship Application – One Month til Deadline!

The FEA Rainbow Scholarship application deadline is Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12PM Noon Eastern. Now is the time to direct all eligible LGBTQ undergraduate students to apply for scholarships of up to $5,000 for study abroad on the program of their choice during Summer 2016, Fall 2016 or Spring 2017! More information on the Rainbow Scholarship flyer: http://fundforeducationabroad.org/wp-content/uploads/FEA-LGBTQ-Flyer-Final_Web.pdf

Eligibility Requirements:

Self-identified LGBTQ student, currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (as of May 2015, we welcome applications from DACA students) . Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution . Study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (30 days) in country/countries

How to apply:

Direct your students to: http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/

What they need:

1. Faculty Recommendation – students enter name and contact information into their online application, and faculty members receive an automatically-generated email from FEA. Students must coordinate with faculty recommenders to ensure timely delivery of their letter.
2. Financial Aid Form – a portion of the form must be completed by their financial aid officer and returned to the student for upload
3. Application Form + 2 short essays

Contacting FEA:

Email: fea@fundforeducationabroad.org
Phone: (202) 349-7340
Available 9:00AM-5:00PM EST
Holiday hours: closed from 3PM EST December 24 – 9AM December 28; closed from 3PM December 31 – 9AM January 4. Thanks for your patience.


January 18th, 2016 at 12 NOON EST. No exceptions will be made. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their recommender and financial aid officer complete their tasks in a timely manner.

Thanks Rainbow SIG!
– Scott and Andy, Co-Chairs of Rainbow SIG

Scott Tayloe, MBA | Director of Customized Faculty-Led Programs

Co-Chair NAFSA Rainbow SIG (15-17)

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Call for Submissions–Sink Hollow Undergraduate Literary Magazine

Call for Submissions–Sink Hollow Undergraduate Literary Magazine

Sink Hollow, the national undergraduate literary journal at Utah State University, is seeking provocative, resonant, polished pieces of undergraduate work for its debut issue to be published in spring 2016. We accept all original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. All students currently enrolled as undergraduates at two- and four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit! 
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Please visit us at http://www.sinkhollow.org/ and submit your work at https://sinkhollow.submittable.com/submit

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Opps



Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Training Opportunities

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a Department of Energy facility managed and operated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Its diverse array of complementary, and often unique, programs include the following:

  • Science education programs
  • Research and training in workforce health, safety, and security
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Radiological site characterization and cleanup verification
  • Technical training systems
  • Integrated scientific and technical expertise

ORISE Fellowship Program

The Research Participation Program for CDC, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) provides opportunities for members of the academic community (i.e., postgraduates, students, and faculty) to participate in DLS programs, projects, and activities. The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The goal of the ORISE Fellowship program is to enhance the educational programs offered by academic institutions, strengthen the scientific and technical manpower base, transfer knowledge and technology to the academic community, and support a growing national commitment to science education.

College and university faculty, students, and post-graduates are provided opportunities for hands-on participation in research and development activities at federal laboratories. To be eligible for the program,

  1. Postgraduate participants must have received a college degree within five years of the date of appointment,
  2. Student participants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university, and
  3. Faculty participants must be a full-time faculty member at an accredited U.S. college or university.

These requirements help ensure that participants are still engaged in formal education and that the experience will enhance their personal education and skills. As a result of these appointments, technology is introduced (or reintroduced) into the universities and colleges and integrated into campus-based instruction and research programs. The ORISE program provides opportunities for participants to

  • Enhance their professional development in science, mathematics, and engineering areas
  • Become familiar with the research areas of the Division of Laboratory Sciences
  • Develop as scientists and engineers for future employment in fields related to the DLS mission.


Submit to JoLLE, a peer-reviewed journal housed in the Language and Literacy Education department at The University of Georgia

JoLLE is a peer-reviewed journal housed in the Language and Literacy Education department at The University of Georgia.

JoLLE publishes two issues each year: one in the fall and one in the spring. Typically one issue is unthemed while one issue is aligned with the theme of that year’s JoLLE@UGA Conference (held each January or February). To be considered for review and publication, all submissions must meet the journal’s guidelines, detailed on this page. Authors may find it helpful to consider JoLLE’s understandings of language and literacy, outlined below, and to read the current and recent issues.

*We accept un-themed Manuscripts, Poetry, and Art year round*

JoLLE understands “language and literacy” to include not only reading and writing, but other elements such as:

  • the social, cultural and historical contexts of language and literacy learning and teaching;
  • ongoing changes in communication tools and practices in the 21st century; and
  • issues involving first and multiple language acquisition and use, regardless of semiotic systems involved.

The journal publishes the work of educators in language and literacy education, including:

  • Reports of research conducted from various paradigms and perspectives and with diverse methodologies
  • Voices from the Field: articles from practitioners in any genre focused on any aspect of their work
  • Literature reviews
  • Theoretical analyses
  • Book reviews
  • Poetry and art (photographs, drawings, paintings, etc.) related to language and/or literacy

JoLLE does not publish verbatim previously published book chapters, book excerpts, or articles.

JoLLE, as an online journal, welcomes innovative use of digital sound, image, and other representation to accompany articles or as the centerpiece of publications. Contributors are encouraged to make use of data that is not possible to publish in print media for JoLLE submissions, including video or audio data from previously published work that is subjected to a new treatment for JoLLE readers.

Submit all questions and inquiries about the journal and potential submissions to jolle@uga.edu.

Submit all manuscripts to jollesubmissions@uga.edu.

Submit all book reviews, questions, and inquiries to bookrev@uga.edu.

Submit all poetry and art, questions, and inquiries to jolleart@uga.edu.

Permission to Publish

In submitting a manuscript to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE), you agree to the following terms of publication, which must be acknowledged via email:

Approval and Acceptance: We mutually agree that publication of the manuscript and/or art is contingent upon its acceptance for publication by JoLLE and upon its meeting editorial standards.

Warranty: You warrant that the submission is original; that it contains no matter which is libelous or is otherwise unlawful or which invades individual privacy or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory copyright; and you agree to indemnify and hold JoLLE harmless against any claim or judgment to the contrary. If JoLLE consents to publish your manuscript and/or art, and you consent to publication, you grant and assign to JoLLE for its exclusive use the entire copyright for the work submitted.

Previous Publication and Permission: You warrant that the manuscript and/or art has not been published elsewhere in whole or in part and that no agreement to publish the manuscript and/or art or any part or version thereof is outstanding. Should the manuscript and/or art contain any material that requires written permission for inclusion in, such permission shall be obtained at your own expense from the copyright owner and submitted with the manuscript.

* When the final version of the submission has been returned to the author for approval, s/he must respond via email, the body of which must contain the following:


For manuscript submissions:

I certify that I am the author of this manuscript, and that all information contained within is original with me. I further assure that this manuscript has not been published elsewhere. I assign full copyright of said manuscript to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE) and provide my permission for the manuscript to be published.


For University-Based Research involving Human Subjects:

If JoLLE accepts my manuscript for publication, I understand that I will be asked to submit a copy of the approval documents received from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) as well as the un-signed consent forms completed by participants involved in the research I present.


For Teacher/School-Based Research:

If JoLLE accepts my manuscript for publication, I understand that I will be asked to provide proof of approval from school- or district-based administration to conduct research on my teaching and/or students. [Please contact jolle@uga.edu for a permission form template if you need one.]


For poetry and art submissions:
I certify that I created this work and that it is original with me. I assign first-time copyright of said work to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education and provide my permission for it to be published. After publication, rights to this work return to me. If I choose to republish in any manner—electronic or print—I will acknowledge JoLLE@UGA as the original place of publication.



The views expressed on this website and contained within featured documents are solely those of the author(s) and artist(s) and do not reflect the views of the Department of Language & Literacy Education, The College of Education, or The University of Georgia.


JUROS—the Journal for Undergraduate Research at Ohio State—is a peer-reviewed journal that accepts research from all disciplines!

JUROS Submission Deadline Extended to February 1st!

Do you want to publish your research? JUROS—the Journal for Undergraduate Research at Ohio State—is a peer-reviewed journal that accepts research from all disciplines! We are currently looking for submissions to our spring 2016 publication. We have extended our deadline to Monday, February 1st, 2016. If you publish with us, you can get a permanent citation to add to your CV. We accept abstracts, feature articles, and full research manuscripts. You can read more about submitting to JUROS at juros.osu.edu or click here for the full submission guide!

Please be aware that throughout December our website will be undergoing updates and maintenance. If you experience any problems, please keep trying!

You can also contact us with any questions at JUROS@osu.edu.