Collision Literary Magazine

An undergraduate publication of the University of Pittsburgh Honors College      

Submission Guidelines

The submission period for the 2016 Collision magazine is open.
Submissions are currently being accepted.

Please send all written pieces in one .doc file with the titles bolded to Do not include your name in this document. Along with your attached material, please include your name, SCHOOL email, and school name in the body of the e-mail. Remember: You must be an undergraduate to submit. You do *not* have to be a student at the University of Pittsburgh; we accept work from all students currently enrolled at a college-level institution. All pieces are reviewed and selected anonymously.


Send no more than 5 poems. We consider all styles and forms, experimentations, and imitations (please include the imitated author's name).


Send no more than 3000 words of creative non-fiction prose. Again, we consider all styles and are open to experimentative forms. Creative non-fiction prose includes the personal essay, narrative, travel piece, and profile.


Send no more than 3000 words of original fiction. This can be in the form of short story, flash fiction, experimental, etc.

Visual Art & Photography

Send up to 5 pieces in .jpg or .jpgs format. Visual art may include uploaded versions of photographs, sketches, paintings, or comics.

Music & Lyrics

Bands local to Pittsburgh may submit .mp3 files of up to 3 songs, no longer than five minutes each, with accompanying lyrics for our compilation CD. The CD will be distributed at our annual release party with the magazine.


All published poems and prose pieces are considered for special recognition. The top three pieces, as voted upon by the staff, receive cash prizes. We consider all visual art for our annual issue cover contest.

Simultaneous Submissions Policy

We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us in the submission email if you are submitting any work simultaneously to another publication.