Submissions are open from October 1st through November 30th

and are open to all currently enrolled University of Florida undergraduate students. By submitting, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. You can submit to multiple categories if desired, but only once to each one.

Ready? Pick a category to start.

If you have any issues with these forms, please send us an email at



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Do I have to be a certain major to submit?

We accept submissions from all currently enrolled UF undergraduates, no matter their major or college.

Will I get an award if my work is published?

We can’t offer monetary awards to students, but two pieces are chosen annually for the historic Blackbird and Palmetto Prizes from each issue.

I don’t have a camera to take pictures of my work, are phone pictures okay?

They are very okay and very welcome, so long as we can clearly see your work. Do your best, and if your pieces are chosen for publishing, our staff will reshoot or rescan them.

What file type should my writing be?

A singular .doc, .docx, or .rtf file will work just fine for us. Make sure it’s in Times New Roman.

What file type should I send my photography as?

Images should be in JPG, PNG, or TIFF format, at least 300 DPI, CMYK (not RGB).

Is there a word limit for prose?

Keep it under 2,000 words.

What kind of prose do you accept?

Screenplays, short stories, manifestos, essays, anything!

How is work selected for the publication?

It’s done through an anonymous voting process. The staff discuss and vote on pieces without knowing the names of the student who submitted them, and without putting their own names on their ballots.

When will I know if my work has been accepted?

You can expect an acceptance or rejection email in late February at the latest. That’s the time where we typically reach the end of our voting process.