Submission Guidelines

Submissions are open for the Fall 2021 issue! The deadline is Thursday, October 28th at 11:59 PM.

General

  • Submit to avantzine@gmail.com
  • Must submit using a Rowan student email, we only publish undergraduate work
  • Please indicate that you are sending submissions to Avant in the subject line
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email in a week (during the fall and spring semesters), we may not have received your work, so please double-check the email you sent it to or send a follow-up email!
  • All submissions will be reviewed anonymously during meetings, but we will credit accepted authors and artists accordingly in the magazine unless we have discussed something otherwise
  • If you submit after the deadline, your work will be considered for the following semester’s publication unless you won’t be an undergraduate anymore.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions
  • Please submit everything in separate documents (Ex: 3 different poems should be in 3 different documents, a poem and a picture should also be in separate files)
  • If you need clarification, or have a question that pertains to something you want to submit/have already submitted, feel free to send us an email!

Written Submissions

  • We accept poetry, prose, fiction, creative nonfiction, and excerpts from longer pieces that work as standalones (scripts, novels, etc.)
  • Must be under 2,000 words
  • Must be a Google Doc or Word document, no .PDFs
  • Please clarify whether you want your work to remain untitled, if you would like to title your work at a later point, or if your work is titled “Untitled”

Photo/Art Submissions

  • We accept digital photography and pictures/scans of physical art
  • Please make sure the picture or scan is high quality (no shadows, not grainy, etc.) or we will most likely not accept it
  • Acceptable formats include: .JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, and .PDF if necessary
  • Please title your work in the file name, or indicate that you would like to leave it untitled
  • There is a chance that your work will appear as the front or back cover of our magazine!

Rights

  • You own the copyright of your work by default!
  • If you’re accepted, we assume that you have agreed to be published in our print issue unless you rescind the piece before we send it to our printer (typically 3-4 weeks after the submission deadline)
  • By agreeing to be published, you give Avant the following rights:
    • Serial: The right to publish your work in print
    • Non-exclusive: Your work can be submitted to and published in other publications!
  • We will always ask for your permission to publish something online (whether on this website, or our social media)

Last updated 09/12/21