Submission to Periphery is free and open to undergraduate students specifically in the United States, but any English language submissions will not be overlooked if submitted properly.

Periphery accepts stories, photographs, poems, personal narratives, 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 the most interesting even if 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.

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.

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 periphery.editors@drake.edu


Submission to Periphery is free and open to undergraduate students specifically in the United States, but any English language submissions from college students will not be overlooked if submitted properly.

Periphery accepts stories, photographs, poems, personal narratives, 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 the most interesting even if 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. 

Periphery asks that submissions be sent in individually (no more than one poem, short story, essay, photo, etc. in one submission) and that written submissions be no longer than 15 pages. No subject matter is off limits in submissions, but we do ask you to provide appropriate content warnings in your cover letter if your piece deals with graphic or sensitive subject matter.

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.

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

Periphery Journal