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:

  • Submit up to 5 poems (no greater than 10 pages each).
  • Please do not include your name inside your file(s) or as part of your file's name. Label your file(s) with the submission title(s).
  • When you upload your file(s), please use the file's name.
  • Please include a bio and writer's statement (no more than 100 words) that you'd love to see published in our magazine! 
  • We encourage you to check out last year's issue at https://issuu.com/etchingspress/docs/digitaletchings_30.1 for example poems and bios.



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:

  • Submit up to 3 short stories (of no more than 5,000 words each). 
  • Please 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.
  • Please include a bio and writer's statement (no more than 100 words) that you'd love to see published in our magazine!
  • We encourage you to check out last year's issue at https://issuu.com/etchingspress/docs/digitaletchings_30.1 for example stories and bios.



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:

  • Submit up to 3 creative nonfiction essays (no more than 5,000 words each).
  • Please 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).
  • Please include a bio that you'd love to see published in our magazine.
  • Please include a bio and writer's statement (no more than 100 words) that you'd love to see published in our magazine!
  • We encourage you to check out last year's issue at https://issuu.com/etchingspress/docs/digitaletchings_30.1 for example essays and bios.




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:

  • Submit up to 5 pieces of graphic art in .jpg format.
  • Please make sure that your files are at least 600 ppi for color and 300 ppi for black/white.
  • Please 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.
  • Please include a bio that you'd love to see published in our magazine!
  • Please include an artist statement for each piece (each no more than 150 words).
  • We encourage you to check out last year's issue at https://issuu.com/etchingspress/docs/digitaletchings_30.1 for example visual art pieces, bios, and artist statements.



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