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Submit to Alchemy

Who can submit material?

All PCC students are encouraged to submit their best as-yet unpublished writing and artwork for publication. At least 80 percent of each issue is devoted to PCC student work; up to 20 percent may be non-student work.

Students with creative writing backgrounds are invited to register for WR 246 or WR 249 and participate in producing the next issues of Alchemy and Letter & Line.

How to submit

Upload your submission at the submission manager address below. Be sure to comply with the deadline and submission guidelines.

Submission deadline
  • Submissions accepted January 1 to March 10.
  • Publication June 1.
Submission guidelines
  • Submit up to 5 poems, 5 stories, 5 scripts, 5 creative nonfiction pieces, 5 photographs, and 5 artworks.
  • Submit up to 3,000 words in each prose submission.
  • All works must be titled.
  • Cover letter should contain a brief bio, email address, US Mail address, phone number, and the titles of the works submitted.
  • Work not accepted for Alchemy may be considered for publication in the spring Letter & Line.

Submit your creative work by uploading it to our submission manager:

Publication rights

  • The Alchemy Editing and Publishing class reserves editorial control of all material submitted and protects all rights.
  • Alchemy Literary Magazine acquires first North American serial and online publication rights of material selected for publication; authors and artists retain all other rights to the material.
  • Payment in copies.