Submission Guidelines

Be on the look out for our call for submissions at the beginning of each semester.

Laurels publishes the finest work by University of St. Thomas students and alumni.** All work must be original and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere so we can remove it from publication.

We accept:

  • poetry (up to 6 poems, no more than 10 pages)
  • short fiction (including graphic fiction and comics) (up to 10 pages)
  • one-act plays and screenplays (up to 10 pages)
  • original artwork (up to 10)
  • photography (up to 10)



  1. In the subject field of your e-mail, include the type of submission, an em dash, and your full name. E.G.: Poetry—Robert Frost
  2. Give your artwork and/or photography a title.
  3. Any work submitted outside of the reading period will be discarded and not considered for publication.
  4. Please include your name and email address at the top left of the first page.
  5. Please paginate, starting with the second page, at the top right and include your last name. E.G.: Frost 2
  6. Please double space and use a 12 point font. Times New Roman is preferable.

**UST alumni may submit up to one year after graduation.