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.

The Columbia Journal editors are excited to announce that the 2020 Winter Contest is now officially open for submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and, new for this year, translation. We welcome you to submit your strongest work for a chance to be published in print. We’re especially looking for work that’s formally intriguing and/or globally minded, as we look to new, more inclusive futures for all of humanity on the horizon.

The four 1st place winners of the Winter Contest will each receive a $500 cash prize and will be published in the Columbia Journal's Issue 59, set for a Spring 2021 release. Two additional runner-ups will be selected for print and announced for each genre. There is a $15 entry fee for each submission. You can read the full contest guidelines and more about this year’s judges below.

The 2020 Winter Contest judge for fiction is Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen. 

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Refugees, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, The Sympathizer, and its forthcoming sequel, The Committed (March 2021)

Submissions open today, November 15, through Submittable. The deadline to submit is December 15.

Contest Guidelines

We accept submissions in the following three categories:

  • Fiction (up to 5,000 words)
  • Nonfiction (up to 5,000 words)
  • Poetry (up to five pages)
  • Translation (up to 5,000 words or five pages of poetry, with the original text, and written permission from the work's original author/publisher)

Submission Rules

  • Entry to the 2020 Winter Contest requires a $15 entry fee. Multiple submissions are welcome, but note that the entry fee applies to individual submissions.
  • All work must be submitted through Submittable (mailed submissions will automatically be disqualified).
  • All work must be original and previously unpublished in any form.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.

Eligibility

We welcome submissions from all nationalities. However, anyone who has studied or taught at the Columbia University Writing Program at any time in the past five years is ineligible to be considered for publication.

Email any questions to info@columbiajournal.org

The Columbia Journal editors are excited to announce that the 2020 Winter Contest is now officially open for submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and, new for this year, translation. We welcome you to submit your strongest work for a chance to be published in print. We’re especially looking for work that’s formally intriguing and/or globally minded, as we look to new, more inclusive futures for all of humanity on the horizon.


The four 1st place winners of the Winter Contest will each receive a $500 cash prize and will be published in the Columbia Journal's Issue 59, set for a Spring 2021 release. Two additional runner-ups will be selected for print and announced for each genre. There is a $15 entry fee for each submission. You can read the full contest guidelines and more about this year’s judges below.


The 2020 Winter Contest judge for nonfiction is New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino

Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of the essay collection Trick Mirror.


The deadline to submit is December 15.


Contest Guidelines
We accept submissions in the following three categories:

  • Fiction (up to 5,000 words)
  • Nonfiction (up to 5,000 words)
  • Poetry (up to five pages)
  • Translation (up to 5,000 words or five pages of poetry, with the original text, and written permission from the work's original author/publisher)

Submission Rules

  • Entry to the 2020 Winter Contest requires a $15 entry fee. Multiple submissions are welcome, but note that the entry fee applies to individual submissions.
  • All work must be submitted through Submittable (mailed submissions will automatically be disqualified).
  • 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.

Eligibility
We welcome submissions from all nationalities. However, anyone who has studied or taught at the Columbia University Writing Program at any time in the past five years is ineligible to be considered for publication.
Email any questions to info@columbiajournal.org

The Columbia Journal editors are excited to announce that the 2020 Winter Contest is now officially open for submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and, new for this year, translation. We welcome you to submit your strongest work for a chance to be published in print. We’re especially looking for work that’s formally intriguing and/or globally minded, as we look to new, more inclusive futures for all of humanity on the horizon.
The four 1st place winners of the Winter Contest will each receive a $500 cash prize and will be published in the Columbia Journal's Issue 59, set for a Spring 2021 release. Two additional runner-ups will be selected for print and announced for each genre. There is a $15 entry fee for each submission. You can read the full contest guidelines and more about this year’s judges below.


The 2020 Winter Contest judge for poetry is NEA fellow and Whiting Award winner Roger Reeves

Roger Reeves’ poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, Tin House, among other publications. Reeves is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize as well as a Whiting Award in Poetry. His first book is King Me, published in 2013, and his second collection of poetry is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.

The deadline to submit is December 15.


Contest Guidelines
We accept submissions in the following three categories:

  • Fiction (up to 5,000 words)
  • Nonfiction (up to 5,000 words)
  • Poetry (up to five pages)
  • Translation (up to 5,000 words or five pages of poetry, with the original text, and written permission from the work's original author/publisher)

Submission Rules

  • Entry to the 2020 Winter Contest requires a $15 entry fee. Multiple submissions are welcome, but note that the entry fee applies to individual submissions.
  • All work must be submitted through Submittable (mailed submissions will automatically be disqualified).
  • 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.

Eligibility
We welcome submissions from all nationalities. However, anyone who has studied or taught at the Columbia University Writing Program at any time in the past five years is ineligible to be considered for publication.
Email any questions to info@columbiajournal.org

The Columbia Journal editors are excited to announce that the 2020 Winter Contest is now officially open for submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and, new for this year, translation. We welcome you to submit your strongest work for a chance to be published in print. We’re especially looking for work that’s formally intriguing and/or globally minded, as we look to new, more inclusive futures for all of humanity on the horizon.
The four 1st place winners of the Winter Contest will each receive a $500 cash prize and will be published in the Columbia Journal's Issue 59, set for a Spring 2021 release. Two additional runner-ups will be selected for print and announced for each genre. There is a $15 entry fee for each submission. You can read the full contest guidelines and more about this year’s judges below.


The 2020 Winter Contest judge for translation is NEA fellow Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu is an artist who works with language, translation, and performance. She is the author of /The Ants/, /Mouth: Eats Color/, and /Costume en Face/. Her most recent book, /Some Girls Walk Into the Country They Are From/, was published in October, 2020.

The deadline to submit is December 15.


Contest Guidelines
We accept submissions in the following three categories:

  • Fiction (up to 5,000 words)
  • Nonfiction (up to 5,000 words)
  • Poetry (up to five pages)
  • Translation (up to 5,000 words or five pages of poetry, with the original text, and written permission from the work's original author/publisher)

Submission Rules

  • Entry to the 2020 Winter Contest requires a $15 entry fee. Multiple submissions are welcome, but note that the entry fee applies to individual submissions.
  • All work must be submitted through Submittable (mailed submissions will automatically be disqualified).
  • 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.

Eligibility
We welcome submissions from all nationalities. However, anyone who has studied or taught at the Columbia University Writing Program at any time in the past five years is ineligible to be considered for publication.
Email any questions to info@columbiajournal.org

We accept all forms of work in translation. Submissions should be kept at less than 5,000 words of prose or 5 pages of poetry. Your submission should be in a DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, or RTF file format. Your name, a short (300 words or less) bio, and preferred social media handle (i.e. Twitter or Instagram) should be included in the cover letter. Bios over 300 words will be truncated at the reviewing editor's discretion.

Submissions will be considered for both the print and online editions.

Please also include the information of the original publisher and attach information showing that publication rights are available. If yours is a piece in public domain, please note that.

Our editors do our best to be timely in their responses to submissions, but due to the incredible number of submissions we receive on an ongoing basis, we cannot guarantee a specific time period in which a decision will have been made. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible and we will withdraw it from our consideration. 

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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:

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Samantha Persons & Colleen Maynard, and

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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. 

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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.

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