Submission Guidelines

Runestone considers previously unpublished works of fiction, creative nonfiction, digital storytelling, and poetry by undergraduate writers and artists.

You must be a current undergraduate at a two- or four-year institution or if unaffiliated with a college, between the ages of 18 and 22 at the time you send your work. We do not consider work by students currently enrolled at Hamline University.

Submit work for our issues between April 1 – October 1 of each year.

Your work should include a cover letter, in which you should verify that you are an undergraduate (or fit the age criteria); include the name of your college or university, your field of study, and your year (sophomore, junior, etc.). Include the title(s) and genre of the piece(s) you’re submitting, as well as a mailing address, phone number, and an e-mail address.

For fiction or creative nonfiction, including flash, submit up to 3 files in each genre not to exceed 5000 words total (flash should be up to 500 words each). For poetry, you may submit up to 5 poems. You may submit work in more than one genre, but please do not send more than one piece or suite of fiction, one piece or suite of nonfiction, and one suite of poems per reading cycle. For more information, see the FAQ.

The editorial process of considering your work takes place in Hamline’s Introduction to Literary Publishing: Runestone course during the fall semester. You should hear from us regarding the status of your submission via e-mail no later than December 31.

Thank you for sending us your work!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Runestone considers previously unpublished/unscreened works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or digital storytelling by undergraduate writers.

You must be a current undergraduate at a two- or four-year institution, or--if unaffiliated with a college--you must be between the ages of 18-22 at the time you send your work. We do not currently consider work by students at Hamline University.  

Submit work between April 1 – October 1.    

Your work should include a cover letter, in which you should verify that you are an undergraduate and include the name of your college or university, your field of study, and your year (sophomore, junior, etc.). Include the name(s) and genre of the piece(s) you’re submitting, as well as a mailing address, phone number, and an e-mail address.

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DIGITAL STORYTELLING

The foundational elements of effective digital storytelling address and manipulate audience, purpose, audio, visual, and technology. Loosely interpreted, digital storytelling includes but is not restricted to short film or audio art (documentary, animation, spoken word, audio essay, sound composition, interactive/hyperlinked story, narrative video game, etc.) 

GENERAL SUBMISSION RULES:

  1. Submission should be an original/unscreened short film or audio art (see above definition for broader interpretation).
  2. Must be under 5 mins in length
  3. Must be submitted in .MOV, .WAV, .MP3, or AIFF format files.
  4. Include a cover letter as defined above. 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN APRIL 1-OCT. 1

Submitting artists will be notified by or around Dec. 1 regarding status of the submission.

Thank you for sending us your work!


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Submission Guidelines

Runestone considers previously unpublished/unscreened works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or digital storytelling by undergraduate writers.

You must be a current undergraduate at a two- or four-year institution, or--if unaffiliated with a college--you must be between the ages of 18-22 at the time you send your work. We do not currently consider work by students at Hamline University.  

Submit work between April 1 – October 1.    

Your work should include a cover letter, in which you should verify that you are an undergraduate and include the name of your college or university, your field of study, and your year (sophomore, junior, etc.). Include the name(s) and genre of the piece(s) you’re submitting, as well as a mailing address, phone number, and an e-mail address.


*You may submit work in more than one genre, but please do not send more than one piece or suite of fiction, one piece or suite of nonfiction, or one selection of five poems per reading cycle.

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FICTION

In this category, you may submit up to 5,000 words of fiction, including flash pieces of no more than 500 words each--a total of 3 files. 


After an initial screening in October and November, the editorial process of considering your work will place in Hamline’s Introduction to Literary Publishing: Runestone course during the fall semester. 

Writers will be notified by or around Dec. 1 regarding status of the submission.

Thank you for sending us your work!


CNF
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Submission Guidelines

Runestone considers previously unpublished/unscreened works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or digital storytelling by undergraduate writers.

You must be a current undergraduate at a two- or four-year institution, or--if unaffiliated with a college--you must be between the ages of 18-22 at the time you send your work. We do not currently consider work by students at Hamline University.  

Submit work between April 1 – October 1.    

Your work should include a cover letter, in which you should verify that you are an undergraduate and include the name of your college or university, your field of study, and your year (sophomore, junior, etc.). Include the name(s) and genre of the piece(s) you’re submitting, as well as a mailing address, phone number, and an e-mail address.

*You may submit work in more than one genre, but please do not send more than one piece or suite of fiction, one piece or suite of nonfiction, or one selection of five poems per reading cycle.

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CNF

Literary Nonfiction; Narrative Nonfiction; Literary Journalism; Imaginative Nonfiction; Lyric Essay; Personal Essay; Personal Narrative; Literary Memoir; Flash; and Short Shorts.

In this category, you may submit up to 5,000 words of CNF including flash pieces or short shorts of no more than 500 words each--a total of 3 files. 

After an initial screening in October and November, the editorial process of considering your work will place in Hamline’s Introduction to Literary Publishing: Runestone course during the fall semester. 

Writers will be notified by or around Dec. 1 regarding status of the submission.

Thank you for sending us your work!


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Submission Guidelines

Runestone considers previously unpublished/unscreened works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or digital storytelling by undergraduate writers.

You must be a current undergraduate at a two- or four-year institution, or--if unaffiliated with a college--you must be between the ages of 18-22 at the time you send your work. We do not currently consider work by students at Hamline University.  

Submit work between April 1 – October 1.    

Your work should include a cover letter, in which you should verify that you are an undergraduate and include the name of your college or university, your field of study, and your year (sophomore, junior, etc.). Include the name(s) and genre of the piece(s) you’re submitting, as well as a mailing address, phone number, and an e-mail address.

*You may submit work in more than one genre, but please do not send more than one piece or suite of fiction, one piece or suite of nonfiction, or one selection of five poems per reading cycle.

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POETRY

You may submit up to five poems in this category.

It is best practice to submit each poem as a separate file. 


After an initial screening in October and November, the editorial process of considering your work will place in Hamline’s Introduction to Literary Publishing: Runestone course during the fall semester. 


Writers will be notified by or around Dec. 1 regarding status of the submission.

Thank you for sending us your work!


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