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 55 Print Submissions: May 31st, 2016 - September 30th, 2016

  • Writing Contest: September 15th, 2016 - December 31st, 2016

  • Online Journal: October 1st, 2016 - May 31st, 2017
Ends on 9/30/2016

Submissions should be no more than 7,500 words.

Simultaneous submissions are fine; we just ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere, or withdraw it via Submittable.

Ends on 9/30/2016

You may submit up to five pages of poetry.

Simultaneous submissions are fine; we just ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere, or withdraw it via Submittable.

Ends on 9/30/2016

Submissions should be no more than 7,500 words.

Simultaneous submissions are fine; we just ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere, or withdraw it via Submittable.