As the school year is coming to a close so are the submissions for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prairie Margins has received so many unique and exciting pieces, and we are excited to show you the upcoming magazine. We will still be accepting art submissions so please give us your best shot. See you all in the fall for another great year!

Prairie Margins accepts works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art from any undergraduate across the country. Specific guidelines for each genre can be found below.

Please include your university program and year in the cover letter. Prairie Margins only accepts submissions from current undergraduate students.

Fiction: We consider works of 6,000 words or fewer that show an in-depth knowledge of craft, as well as works that may tread more experimental ground.

Poetry: No more than six poems.

Creative Nonfiction: 6,000 words or fewer.

Art: Please submit as a TIFF file with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi. submit

Questions? Email

Thank you for submitting!


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