Columbia Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Why should you submit to Columbia Journal?
We're dedicated to publishing and displaying the work of the freshest voices alongside established artists, poets and writers. 

Every year, a new staff takes over Columbia Journal, made up entirely of second-year students in the MFA creative writing program: poets, nonfiction and fiction authors need your visionary, experimental work - work you're proud of - for our Contest, Online, and Print publications.

  • Issue 56 Print Submissions: currently closed.

  • Writing Contest: Open through October 2017 to  December 2017.

  • Journal Website: Open through October 2017 to May 2018.
We accept simultaneous submissions (even for the writing contest), but we ask that you please inform us as soon your work is accepted somewhere else.

You can withdraw a submission within the Submittable platform. If you only want to withdraw one piece (or poem) from your overall submission, please email with the details of your request.

For the website: we rarely republish content online that has already been published. If you have rights to republish your work, and a compelling reason to do so, please email with a link to your work. As a matter of policy, unsolicited and already published submissions will be rejected if we have not first heard from you and agreed to review your work.

You may also re-publish your work that appears on the site as long as you credit us as publishing it first. Please wait for a response to your first submission before submitting to us again.