If you are a national author submitting to the chapbook or novella contests, please submit your work in the first two categories. 

If you are a student, alumni, or faculty/staff member at University of Indianapolis, please scroll down to submit your work for the Etchings Literary and Fine Arts Journal

UIndy students, faculty, staff, and alumni submit poetry under this category. 

We are using a blind submission process this term, and we appreciate your help with this process:

  • Please submit up to 5 poems (no greater than 10 pages each).
  • Do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file's name (your title will do).
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file's name.


UIndy students faculty, staff, and alumni submit short stories under this category.

We are using a blind submission process this term, and we appreciate your help with this process:

  • Please submit up to 3 short stories (of no more than 5,000 words each). 
  • Do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file's name (your title will do).
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file's name.


UIndy students faculty, staff, and alumni submit essays under this category.

We are using a blind submission process this term, and we appreciate your help with this process:

  • Please submit up to 3 creative nonfiction essays (no more than 5,000 words each).
  • Do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file's name (your title will do).
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file's name(s).


UIndy students faculty, staff, and alumni submit visual materials under this category.

We are using a blind submission process this term, and we appreciate your help with this process:

  • Please submit up to 5 pieces of graphic art in .jpg format.
  • Do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file's name (your title(s) will do).
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file's name.