Submissions should be sent individually. Please limit submissions to a maximum of 10 pieces per artist. If you plan to submit prose or nonfiction, please limit content to a maximum of 12 pages. For each submission, please
include a cover letter giving your name, the school you attend, contact
information, and genre(s) in which you’re submitting. The contents of
your cover letter will not be judged for the selection process, as all
submissions are reviewed blind.


A proportion of Periphery is reserved for the publication of Drake
University student works, but we also accept and publish select
submissions from undergraduate students at colleges and universities anywhere in the United States.


We accept stories, photographs, poems, music, essays, paintings,
videos, interviews, new media work, sculptures, graphic narratives,
spoken word, comics, prose poems, and genres that are yet to be created
or recognized. Audio and video submissions will be represented in some
form in the print publication and formally published on our website. If
you are submitting a musical performance, please include the lyrics in
your submission.


We want to read what your eye has led you to see, what your ears have heard, what you’ve experienced, what you’ve imagined.


We ask that visual artists include a high resolution photo of their
work. Upon request from a Drake student, if their piece is chosen for
publication, assistance with publication-quality photography of the
piece will be provided if possible.


Periphery does not claim any rights to the work appearing in our digital or print publications.


If you have any questions, please contact us at drake.periphery@gmail.com.


Submission to Periphery is free and open to undergraduate students in the United States, but any English language submissions will be considered if submitted properly.

Periphery accepts stories, photographs, poems, music, essays, paintings, videos, interviews, new media work, sculptures, graphic narratives, spoken word, comics, prose poems, and genres that have yet to be created or recognized.  We pride ourselves on publishing not simply the most excellent submissions but also the most interesting, even if conventional genres do not apply.

All submissions are sent through a blind review process by the editor-in-chief, art director, and editorial staff only.  Periphery reserves the right to edit any and all submissions, but does not claim the rights to any published work.

For each submission, please include a cover letter giving your name, the school you attend, your anticipated graduation date, contact information, and genre(s) in which you’re submitting. The contents of your cover letter will not be judged for the selection process, as all submissions are reviewed blind. Aside from the cover letter, please do not include any identifying information in your submission.

Audio and video submissions will be represented in some form in the print publication and formally published on our website. If you are submitting a musical performance, please include the lyrics in your submission.

We ask that visual artists include a high resolution photo of their work. Upon request from a Drake University student, if their piece is chosen for publication, assistance with publication-quality photography of the piece will be provided, if possible.

Periphery does not claim any rights to the work appearing in our digital or print publications.

If you have any questions, please contact us at periphery.editors@drake.edu

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