Prose submissions should be 5,000 words or less, and poetry submissions can be up to five pages.

We accept simultaneous submissions (even for our contests), but we ask that you please inform us as soon your work is accepted somewhere else. 

Find our full submission guidelines here.

$10.00

The Columbia Journal is delighted to announce that the 2024 Online Contest will accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation from February 21 through March 6, 2024. Our translation judge this year is Mónica de la Torre.

Mónica de la Torre is the author of four previous poetry collections - two in Spanish and two in English, and several chapbooks, including The Happy End (The Song Cave). A native of Mexico City, she has translated Latin American poets and co-edited a several multilingual anthologies, most notably Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon). Her work has been published in magazines such as Aufgabe, Convolution, frieze, and The New Yorker, as well as anthologies and exhibit catalogs including Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship, Corrected Slogans (Triple Canopy), and The Animated Reader (The New Museum). She was the recipient of a Lannan Foundation residency in 2014.

The four first place winners of the Online Contest will be published online in Spring 2024 and will receive a $250 cash prize each. In addition, up to two finalists may be selected and published per genre. 

  • Multiple submissions are welcome but note that the entry fee applies to each submission.
  • Fiction and nonfiction translation submissions must not exceed 5,000 words. One story per submission. Submissions with more than one story per document will not be considered. Poetry translation submissions may contain up to three poems. Please include a bio/information about the author whose work you have translated.
  • Since a blind review process is used, the contest entrant’s name should not appear anywhere on the submitted file. In addition, because we share files electronically, it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure other identifying notations, including references in the document’s properties and title, are not present.
  • We will not accept mailed submissions.
  • All work must be original and previously unpublished in any form.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Submissions may not be modified after entry. The Columbia Journal, however, reserves the right to suggest edits to the winning story as well as finalists and semi-finalists they are interested in publishing.
  • Contest entrants cannot have studied or taught at the Columbia University Writing Program at any time in the past three years.
  • If you have questions, please email us at publisher.columbia@gmail.com
$10.00

The Columbia Journal is delighted to announce that the 2024 Online Contest will accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation from February 21 through March 6, 2024. Our nonfiction judge this year is Jeanna Kadlec.

Jeanna Kadlec is a writer, astrologer, former lingerie boutique owner, and recovering academic. Her writing has appeared in ELLE, NYLON, O the Oprah Magazine, Allure, Catapult, Literary Hub, Autostraddle, and more. A born and bred Midwesterner, she now lives in New York City. Heretic is her first book.

The four first place winners of the Online Contest will be published online in Spring 2024 and will receive a $250 cash prize each. In addition, up to two finalists may be selected and published per genre. 

  • Multiple submissions are welcome but note that the entry fee applies to each submission.
  • Nonfiction submissions must not exceed 5,000 words. One story per submission. Submissions with more than one story per document will not be considered.
  • Since a blind review process is used, the contest entrant’s name should not appear anywhere on the submitted file. In addition, because we share files electronically, it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure other identifying notations, including references in the document’s properties and title, are not present.
  • We will not accept mailed submissions.
  • All work must be original and previously unpublished in any form.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Submissions may not be modified after entry. The Columbia Journal, however, reserves the right to suggest edits to the winning story as well as finalists and semi-finalists they are interested in publishing.
  • Contest entrants cannot have studied or taught at the Columbia University Writing Program at any time in the past three years.
  • If you have questions, please email us at publisher.columbia@gmail.com


$10.00

The Columbia Journal is delighted to announce that the 2024 Online Contest will accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation from February 21 through March 6, 2024. Our poetry judge this year is Megan Fernandes.

Megan Fernandes is a writer living in New York City. Fernandes has published in The New Yorker, POETRY, The Kenyon Review, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, among others. Her third book of poetry, I Do Everything I’m Told, was published by Tin House in June 2023. Fernandes is an Associate Professor of English and the Writer-in-Residence at Lafayette College where she teaches courses on poetry, environmental writing, and critical theory. She has received scholarships and fellowships from the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, the Yaddo Foundation, the Hawthornden Foundation, etc. She holds a PhD in English from the University of California, and an MFA in poetry from Boston University. Instagram: @megfern Twitter: @mfernandespoet

The four first place winners of the Online Contest will be published online in Spring 2024 and will receive a $250 cash prize each. In addition, up to two finalists may be selected and published per genre. 

  • Multiple submissions are welcome, but note that the entry fee applies to each submission.
  • Poetry submissions may contain up to three poems for consideration.
  • Since a blind review process is used, the contest entrant’s name should not appear anywhere on the submitted file. In addition, because we share files electronically, it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure other identifying notations, including references in the document’s properties and title, are not present.
  • We will not accept mailed submissions.
  • All work must be original and previously unpublished in any form.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Submissions may not be modified after entry. The Columbia Journal, however, reserves the right to suggest edits to the winning story as well as finalists and semi-finalists they are interested in publishing.
  • Contest entrants cannot have studied or taught at the Columbia University Writing Program at any time in the past three years.
  • If you have questions, please email us at publisher.columbia@gmail.com


 

$10.00

The Columbia Journal is delighted to announce that the 2024 Online Contest will accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation from February 21 through March 6, 2024. Our fiction judge this year is Jonas Eika. 

Jonas Eika is a Danish writer whose first novel, Marie House Warehouse, won the 2016 Bodil og Jørgen Munch-Christensen Prize for emerging Danish writers. Eika's next book, the 2019 short story collection After the Sun, received a number of awards including the Nordic Council Literary Prize. Eika lives in Copenhagen.

The four first place winners of the Online Contest will be published online in Spring 2024 and will receive a $250 cash prize each. In addition, up to two finalists may be selected and published per genre. 

  • Multiple submissions are welcome, but note that the entry fee applies to each submission.
  • Fiction submissions must not exceed 5,000 words. One story per submission. Submissions with more than one story per document will not be considered.
  • Since a blind review process is used, the contest entrant’s name should not appear anywhere on the submitted file. In addition, because we share files electronically, it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure other identifying notations, including references in the document’s properties and title, are not present.
  • We will not accept mailed submissions.
  • All work must be original and previously unpublished in any form.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Submissions may not be modified after entry. The Columbia Journal, however, reserves the right to suggest edits to the winning story as well as finalists and semi-finalists they are interested in publishing.
  • Contest entrants cannot have studied or taught at the Columbia University Writing Program at any time in the past three years.
  • If you have questions, please email us at publisher.columbia@gmail.com

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We’re delighted to announce the new print issue of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art.  Columbia Journal’s Issue 58 features work by Mary Jo Bang, Liz Blood, Christine Hume, Gary Jackson, R. Zamora Linmark, DeCarlo Logan, Kent Monkman, Emily Rosko, Landa Wo and more.
Each issue of the Columbia Journal will come with a special chapbook inside.

There are four complimentary chapbook inserts, each designed by a guest writer:

Sail Hitch,

Reid Carlton Sharpless,

Samantha Persons & Colleen Maynard, and

Skip Adams

Each copy of issue 58 will come with an insert. You can purchase four copies of the journal to get the complete quartet of chapbooks. These chapbooks are sold exclusively with issue 58 of the Columbia Journal. 

Due to complications to COVID-19, shipping will be delayed until we are back on campus. We appreciate your support and understanding.

All orders include shipping to the US or Canada. For international shipping please check the international shipping add on.

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We’re delighted to announce the new print issue of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art.  Columbia Journal’s Issue 59 features work by Ada Limón, Tao Lin, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, K-Ming Chang, Nick Fuller Googins, Yuji Agematsu, Joshua Wheeler and more.

There is also an option to purchase a Columbia Journal tote bag along with your issue. Limited quantities available!

Due to complications to COVID-19, shipping may be delayed. We appreciate your support and understanding.

All orders include shipping to the US or Canada. For international shipping please check the international shipping add on.

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We’re delighted to announce the new print issue of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art.  Columbia Journal’s Issue 57 features work by Jenny Holzer, Patti Smith,  Jesse Paris Smith, Eileen Myles, Duy Doan, Lili Kobielski, Donika  Kelly, and more. Read more about Issue 57 here.

Please note that due to supply chain delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have caused shipments of Journal orders to be delayed indefinitely. Though we will fulfill outstanding orders as soon as possible, we do not yet know when that may be.

All orders include shipping to the US or Canada. For international shipping please check the international shipping add on.

Thanks for your interest in purchasing an issue of the Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. A full list of all our issues and the contents of each issue can be found here

Issue 59 and up each cost $15. Other recent issues (Issues 51 through Issue 55) are $10. And older issues (for those available below) are just $7. Or you can buy a library bundle (Issues  57, 56, 54, and 53) for just $30.

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