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This Guide was created as a joint project of the Academic Resource Center and the William H. Hannon Library.

Publication Opportunities

Sometimes you need to do more with your writing than just submit it to a professor for a grade. We've curated a list of resources that can help with that. 

LMU Publications Featuring Student Writers

Publication About Submission Deadline Contact
ATTIC SALT The interdisciplinary journal of LMU and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Submissions accepted from graduate and undergraduate students; may include essays, original research, visual art, video, poetry, scripts, and other creative pieces. Varies, usually December 31
CRITERION A journal of literary criticism, sponsored by LMU's English Department. Includes essays by graduate and undergraduate students. Varies, usually end of January
FIRST-GEN VOICES A peer reviewed journal of creative writing, visual and recorded art, and scholarly work from the first-generation college community. Students, faculty, and staff who identify as first-gen, as well as supporters of the first-gen community, can submit.     
LA MISCELLANY A journal of fiction, poetry, and photography, produced entirely by graduate and undergraduate students and sponsored by LMU's English Department. Varies, March 5 for 2021 issue
LA VOZ A literary magazine published by LMU's Spanish Club. Highlights graduate and undergraduate student work. Submissions may include written academic or creative works, as well as art and photography. Varies, around spring break

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SAY SOMETHING THEOLOGICAL A student-led publication sponsored by LMU's Department of Theological Studies. Accepting submissions from undergraduate students.


Additional Publications to Consider

Creative writers, especially, should consult this list of additional Outside Publications accepting submissions from student writers.

Resources for Aspiring Writers

Aerogramme Studio is an online hub of writing resources and articles with practical tips to help you refine your craft and familiarize yourself with the world of publishing. 

Agent Query is the largest free database of literary agents available on the web, searchable by genre and keywords. It profiles a variety of major, mid-size, and indie publishers. 

Language is a Virus features writing games, exercises, prompts, techniques, and how-to articles designed to inspire creativity, as well as manifestos written by famous avant garde writers. 

MIT provides free online course materials (syllabi, readings, assignments, and exemplars) for independent study from select undergraduate and graduate writing courses.