Pensworth welcomes submissions of original fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, photography, and artwork from currently enrolled University of the Cumberlands students and alumni. Submit* one piece of fiction or nonfiction (up to 20 pages) or up to three short-shorts (each piece 1,000 words or less), 3-5 poems, or 3-5 images. Pages may be single (poetry) or double spaced (prose); 10-12 point font preferred. Please include your name, contact info (an email address and phone number you frequently check), and word count on your document’s first page.

*If submitting writing:  upload a .docx, .doc, .pdf, or .rtf file only.  Use a common font (such as Times or Arial) and check your file to see that your formatting (italics, tabs, columns, etc.) displays as you wish. Uploaded manuscripts with other file extensions will NOT be read. If submitting photography or artwork: upload a .jpg or .tiff file only.  Images must be at least 300 dpi.  Images that do not meet these guidelines will NOT be accepted.  Editors prefer submitters to name their files by last name and genre.  For example, Smith_fiction.doc for a short story.

Deadline for the spring issue is March 31, 2022.

This is the submission form for current UC students or alumni.  To submit to the Next Generation Creative Writing Contest, click here.