We’re always looking for new submissions. Please review the following FAQ and the submission guidelines to ensure your work is considered for submission.
Who can submit?
If you are a current UFV student, member of the UFV staff or faculty, or a member of the UFV alumni association, you are invited to submit your work. Third-party or previously published works will not be considered: that includes any work previously published on other websites, blogs, and/or social media (ie. Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
What type of creative works may be submitted and how many submissions are allowed?
The Louden Singletree accepts original, unpublished fiction and non-fiction (up to 2,500 words) and poetry (up to 300 words). Visual art (colour or black & white) is also accepted. All written work should be in English or accompanied by an English translation. We accept five submissions per person of which a combination of the following are permitted: maximum of three poems, and/or two pieces of fiction, and/or two non-fiction works, and/or two novel excerpts, and/or five visual arts pieces, and/or two plays.
What's the process?
All works received are blindly reviewed by a panel of volunteers according to pre-established guidelines. All shortlisted works are then blindly reviewed and selected by the editorial board. In the event that multiple submissions by the same artist are selected for publication, a maximum of two pieces in any genre will be selected and published. All submissions will be acknowledged by email; however, the Louden Singletree does not have the time or resources to provide explanations or critiques for works that are not accepted.
If my work is accepted, when will it be published?
The Louden Singletree is published annually in March. Accepted artists will be invited to read their work at the launch.
What about copyright?
We cannot accept any pieces that have been previously published. This includes any piece that has been posted on blogs, facebook, or other websites.
By submitting your work to the Louden Singletree, you are granting the Louden Singletree unrestricted right to publish your work royalty free. This includes the initial publishing and re-publishing of your work in subsequent journals such as a best-of edition or anthology.
As the author, you retain ownership of the work, meaning you may still re-publish the piece elsewhere after publication with the Louden. Please review the submission guidelines for details (Literature submission guidelines or visual arts submission guidelines).